The creative transformation of a hideous kitchen

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Estudio Nicolas Pierry Modern kitchen
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The kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most important rooms in the home. However, dreading the time and effort involved to update ours, we often make do with tired and worn cooking zones. Today’s project will open our eyes to the huge benefits of remodelling an out-of-date kitchen and show us why transforming your shabby old space into its modern, stylish reincarnation is well worth the effort! Undertaken by interior architects at Estudio Nicolas Pierry, the remodelled kitchen is a vision of contemporary elegance and functionality! Let's take a closer look…

​Before: shabby, mismatched kitchen

Apart from the normal wear-and-tear shown by the chipped cabinet, the kitchen area looks dreary and has a peculiar colour palette. The insipid green of the cabinets lacks aesthetic appeal, and, though it matches the green striped tiles, the hue is positively sickly when paired with the old-fashioned brown flooring. The grey countertop looks completely out of place in this weird mishmash of colours.

​After: modern and bright

One overhaul later and the kitchen has become a modern delight! Gone is the bizarre medley of colours—the contemporary white, grey and blue scheme is beyond stylish. The pristine white of the floor, doors, walls and cabinets enhances the brightness of the space. The light fixtures are a snazzy touch, while the big television set and blue decorative items on the display shelf add dollops of sophistication.

​Before: outdated look

The mismatched colours are again apparent, along with outdated appliances and fixtures. A complete renovation was certainly in order!

​After: a dazzling blue mosaic

Replacing the unpleasant green which earlier graced the area is a stunning blue mosaic splashback that sits beautifully amidst the dazzling white walls and sleek cabinets. The grey countertop and slick appliances certainly look much more elegant.

Before: dingy dining area

This is what nightmares are made of! Rather than creating a pleasant atmosphere conducive to an enjoyable meal, this dining area would kill anyone’s appetite. The bizarre wall colour, paired with the dated floor, chipped plaster, dark table and ugly chairs, creates a seriously dreary environment. 

​After: cheerful meals

Whether you sit at the sparkling aquamarine dining table with pretty blue chairs or at the sleek breakfast bar, this is indeed a cheery setting for a meal! Replacing the cabinets that divided the kitchen and dining areas with the breakfast bar is an ingenious touch that has integrated the two spaces perfectly. The recessed lighting and pendant lamps add a dash of contemporary pizzazz, while the large window allows a flood of natural light.

This incredible makeover, undertaken by Estudio Nicolas Pierry, combined dreamy colours and smart functionality to convert a dated, unattractive kitchen into a modern beauty! 

Take a look at another transformation story for some more happy endings: The amazing makeovers of 4 nightmare kitchens

Has this kitchen makeover given you some ideas for your own?

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