Kitchen Week Day 4: Julia’s New Updated Kitchen

by hookedonhouses on March 13, 2013

When a reader named Julia submitted these photos for my Hooked on Your Kitchens Contest, she explained that they did it all on a limited budget and in a short amount of time. Not only that, but they designed it themselves without the help of an architect or designer. Take a look:

Julia says, “We bought our first home in 2009. It’s a mid-century modern, post and beam construction and was in its original condition. We took the kitchen down to the studs and took down the wall separating it from the dining area to create more space for the new kitchen.”

“What I love about my kitchen is the ample natural light and the fact that it is open to the living room but still separated by a partial wall.”

Thanks to Julia for sharing it with us! This is Kitchen Week at Hooked on Houses. I’m going to show you two more readers’ kitchens today, so stay tuned!  :-)

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House Crazy Sarah March 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

Impressive! Now that’s talent! They did a bang-on job!

Julia March 16, 2013 at 1:19 am

Thank you Sarah

Beth March 13, 2013 at 8:38 am

Good for them! That is gorgeous! A designer couldn’t have done it ant better.

Julia March 16, 2013 at 1:20 am

Thank you Beth

LoriD March 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

Wow. Very nice. I love that island!

Julia March 16, 2013 at 1:20 am

Thank you!

Cheryl in Wisconsin March 13, 2013 at 10:14 am

Beautiful, and very polished looking.

Julia March 16, 2013 at 1:21 am

Thank you Cheryl

Amanda R. March 13, 2013 at 11:42 am

So Pretty!! Do you know what counter was used on the massive island? I LOVE it!

Julia March 16, 2013 at 1:24 am

Thank you Amanda. The countertop is Caesarstone quartz and the colour is “Blizzard”

Terry March 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Everything about this kitchen is delectable. What puts it above and beyond is the light! What I wouldn’t give to have that sunlight streaming in and bathing everything. I would sleep in this room!

Julia March 16, 2013 at 1:25 am

Thank you!

RTAStudio March 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Nicely done, Julia! You have an eye for design, and the talent to do this professionally!

Julia March 16, 2013 at 1:26 am

Thank you for the nice comment

Barbara H. March 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Catching up on posts – love this kitchen! The island is magnificent – love it’s split personality with seating on one side and wonderful storage on the other. Really, really nice!

Julia March 16, 2013 at 1:27 am

Thank you Barbara

Laura March 16, 2013 at 5:13 am

Love your kitchen. It is so nice. Also love the island top and the bar stools. Care to share where you purchased the stools? Thank you!

Julia March 18, 2013 at 12:59 am

Hi Laura. The bar stools are from Ikea.

Alie B March 19, 2013 at 10:37 am

This is absolutely gorgeous, Julia! I can see that you have remained true to the modern post and beam style of the home, with your kitchen design choices. Well done! Congratulations! :)

Stephen Saint-Onge March 21, 2013 at 9:34 am

Julia the kitchen looks amazing! You may have to start renting it out to production companies that are looking to shoot some films or TV commercials in home sets! Yours would be a perfect location.

You can do that – as I am sure you know. A homeowner can contact their state’s film commission and they can put you in touch with a person that handles locations in the state. That way if a film crew were coming to a state – they can find what locations are available for filming – a house, a farm, etc. Always a creative thought for those homeowners out there that have great home settings!

In the end, maybe that home would end up being featured on your site! All good!

Happy Spring! Enjoy your new space.

hookedonhouses March 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

You should take that as high praise, coming from a designer like him, Julia! :)

Mickey March 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hi Julia,
All I can say it is an absolutely amazing makeover! I cannot believe what you have done to your kitchen. Modern, elegant, timeless beauty… i wish you can do my kitchen….. could you come over????

Juliet March 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I think if Stephen Saint-Onge complimented my home like that, my ego would be the size of a hot-air balloon. It’s also nice to see a kitchen with more of a modern aestethic thrown into the mix. Well done, you!

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