MAJA Kitchen Reno: Before and After

If you guys have been following my Instagram feed (thanks to those that do!), then you saw a little peek into this gorgeous kitchen last week! 

I had a ball as the designer for this space, and loved working with these homeowners to achieve their goals for the breakfast area and the kitchen. We began with a small galley style kitchen. The homeowners desired more space and, most of all, an updated kitchen that brought them into 2015. 
Our design was collaborative, but they trusted me too...and I can confidently report that they're thrilled with the outcome! And as my job often does, we've now moved into bathroom renovations, furniture, upholstery, window treatments, and more. My kinda fun all the way around! 

Below you can see a bit of how the room basically quadrupled in size - everything to the left of that center beam was once an exterior side porch, charming but unused. We closed that in to add more square footage to the kitchen and configure enough space for the large center island, arguably the "center" of the house. 

Classic bell jar lanterns now hang over the island, taking a nod to the traditional style of the rest of the home. Brick pavers are always a good idea to me, and I love the contrasting patterns with the new flooring and existing style. 

Creamy white cabinets with traditional moldings now line the walls, along with gorgeous stainless steel appliances, a wavey pattern subway tile backsplash and a creamy taupe granite with flecks of black and brown. 

A fun afternoon was spent fluffing, hanging, and photographing the space so I could share it with you guys! 

Take a peek at the finished product below: 

And just for comparison's sake, here are the BEFORE images of the breakfast nook and the previous galley style kitchen: 
MAJOR transformation! 






One of my favorite elements in the space (there are so many!) is the hammered copper sink! 
A stand-out piece for sure! 

A few detail shots around the kitchen...
Blue and White + pine = my faves! 

The sink is absolutely lovely, and I am thrilled that we agreed upon it. 

Close-ups of the tile, countertops, cabinetry, flooring, and more

And a few more shots to share: 

I am thankful to have these homeowners as clients, and super thankful that they trusted me with their gorgeous kitchen. 
Hope you guys enjoyed the mini-tour! 


  1. Beautiful!! I am renovating my kitchen this year so I am obsessed over white kitchens right now. Gorgeous!

  2. I love this kitchen makeover, Mags! It is drop dead, beautiful, gorgeous!!!

  3. That's aces! Great look and great set-up there. Looks like that was processed in rigorous planning and thought. Well, they really ought to be, since they also entail the more fragile stuff, such as the drainage systems and the water supplies, which can be problematic things in the long haul. I just hope that you've gotten all of those covered. Thanks for sharig that! All the best!

    Traci Romero @ Harris Plumbing

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  5.  you really did a beautiful job! I love how bright & fresh everything looks.thanks for sharing and keep sharing more blogs.

  6. Truly beautiful! Love everything – from your new kitchen,You did an amazing job. 

  7. I LOVE your kitchen! It is so modern and stunning! you are amazing and very inspiring. thanks for sharing with us.