Colonial Kitchen Remodel – Bright and Light

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Colonial Kitchen Remodel Before & After

Our clients initially contacted us about a kitchen remodel for their MetroWest home. They had never undertaken a major remodeling project and told us they needed it to be well-organized and streamlined. Fortunately, that is our goal for every project!  Our designer, Cristina DePina, worked with them to be sure to design a space they would love. Here is a bit about their first project.

In the Front Entry, our clients’ goals were to open up the space and improve natural light, allow the clients to see who is at the front door from inside and allow a view of the backyard when entering the home.


Small entry door

These closets will have to go to allow a bigger front door with sidelites!

Before photo front entry

Here is the opening from the kitchen to the front entry and an office. Those openings are about to be taken out and opened up.


Beautiful bright entry way

  • The new wider opening with sidelites greatly improved the natural light and feeling of openness in the entry way, while also allowing the homeowners to see who is at the door.
  • A small closet was added back into the space for coats of guests.
  • The corner wall of an adjacent study was removed to allow the two side-by-side openings to be removed and replaced by one larger opening that provided a view through the new picture window in the kitchen into the back yard and opened up the entry way.

Now on to the kitchen!


Our clients wanted to open up the space, improve traffic flow for entertaining and daily life, update the overall appearance and finishes and maximize storage. We can see how that peninsula really closes in the space.

Before photo of dark kitchen

Here you can see the casement window and a bay window. Despite two windows, the kitchen is fairly dark without much natural light.


Black PIcture window in new kitchen

The new space revealed! It can be counter intuitive to remove a window to get more light but look how well it worked here.  The large picture window floods the space with natural light and allows a much better view of the peaceful outside from the kitchen and entry.

Kitchen island after

The peninsula was removed and replaced with a beautiful island that improves traffic flow and provides seating in the kitchen. Additionally, the space was brightened with large pendant lights over the island, LED undercabinet lights and the addition of carefully placed recessed lights throughout.

Remodeled White Kitchen in MA

Cabinetry was selected in a bright white painted finish to dramatically brighten the space. A contrasting island in a Brandy stain, pewter hardware, warm red oak flooring, granite countertops, cobalt blue pendant lights and the dramatic black picture window balance and warm the space while keeping it modern and fresh!

Last but not least…we added a wet bar in an adjoining dining room.


Dining room wall before


Dark stain wet bar

Warm maple cabinetry in an expresso stain was added with a wine cooler. Lower cabinetry provides closed storage, while the upper glass-front cabinetry beautifully showcases their glassware while making it easily accessible for entertaining.  An antique copper sink and oil rubbed bronze faucet contribute to the warm feel, while the complementary Santa Celica granite ties it all together.

Our clients were thrilled with the process and the result, and we have since worked with them on two additional renovations to their home. We appreciate their confidence and the opportunity to work with them.

For more information about the kitchen remodel we can complete at your home in the MetroWest or Central MA area, contact Harvey Remodeling today. We’ll be delighted to get you one step closer to enjoying all of the benefits that come with a newly remodeled kitchen.