An Arlington Kitchen Gets a Facelift

From dark and dated to light and modern.

When an Arlington family grew tired of their home’s cramped, dark kitchen, they turned to interior designer Elena Eskandari to modernize and expand it, while creating a space for entertaining.

“In addition to a less than perfect layout, the kitchen cabinets were outdated and non-functional,” said Eskandari of Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. “The counters were laminate and the mismatched cabinetry was on its last breath. The floor was covered in old vinyl [and] the soffits were eating up valuable wall space.”

Removing walls and adding a new window enlarged the kitchen and brought it to life, says Eskandari “We brightened up the space with white Shaker cabinetry, but picked a contrasting navy blue color for the island,” she said.

A backsplash with a geometric pattern in blue and gray now sits behind the range. The quartz countertops are white and dotted with specks also in light blue. A white subway perimeter tile adds simplicity.

The finished product is a kitchen where color and light combine to create a cooking haven that harmonizes with the rest of the home. “The whole first floor entertainment area [is] now cohesive and stylish.”

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