Kitchen Renovation, Newton MA

Project Images

completed kitchenBefore: phase 1, cabinet doors and backsplash removed, old granite still in placeOverall view of the finished kitchenfinished cabinets and backsplashBefore shot, bar sink to be replaced by the pantryComplimentary pantry that replaced the bar sink

Project Description

The homeowner of this Tudor style home in Newton Center had two issues with their existing kitchen. First, the granite countertop was crumbling around the sink. Second, she disliked the color of the cabinetry and backsplash. The cabinets were of high quality, but the color and the normal wear had made them look tired compared to the rest of the home. It was time for a kitchen renovation.

Jodi Swartz of Kitchen Visions in Natick, MA, was the designer of the kitchen renovation. We frequently collaborate on kitchen projects together, which helps ensure a smooth project from start to finish. Jodi designed a new color scheme which included new backsplash tile, quartz countertops, and new paint color for the cabinetry. Part of the renovation included removing an old bar-sink and replacing it with a new pantry cabinet finished in a complimentary color.

The renovation was completed in a matter of a just a few weeks and was performed in small increments. The cabinet doors had to be removed and refinished off-site by our expert refinisher. The old countertop was left in place while the new counter template was made, so as to create minimum disruption in the homeowners’ lives. Our plumber and electrician performed minor modifications to the existing infrastructure to bring it up to code and prepare for the final stages of the renovation. After the quartz counters and new sink were installed, we installed the tile for the backsplash. The new cabinet faces were then installed and the final painting was completed.

One of the most impressive parts of this project is the incredible work our expert painter was able to accomplish with refinishing the cabinet faces.  As an artist, he uses specialty brushes and techniques to replicate a factory applied finish on even the most difficult surfaces.  The cost savings of having quality cabinets refinished vs replaced is significant. Also, be aware that big box stores offer ‘cabinet refacing’ which is often more expensive and generally of lesser quality than your existing cabinetry. Having experts like us refinish the cabinets is the best way to go.

The quartz surface is from the LG Viatera collection, in the finish: Minuet.