I was excited to see my first freelance piece for The Washington Post published today — it features Studio Snaidero DC‘s dramatic transformation of a condo kitchen in Georgetown’s Washington Harbor from ’80s-era dark and gloomy into 21st-century shining and sophisticated.
You can read my full story on The Post’s Web site, which involves two different owners with a mutual love for this kitchen, but here I wanted to share more before and after pictures than the two that were published.
The kitchen went from this:
Here’s another perspective — don’t miss the little coffee cups on the dowdy wallpaper.
These before pictures include a view of the ancient cooktop, which had a non-working burner when the renovation began; the outdated trash compactor, which didn’t work anyway; and the fridge that had also died when the new work started.
And after: Here’s a picture I took a couple weeks ago, highlighting a suite of high-end Miele appliances, with two wine chillers by U-Line in the background. The gorgeous glass-tile backspash, along with the porcelain on the floor, came from Architectural Ceramics.
I’ll leave you with the final quote from my story, by the kitchen’s current owner, Phyllis Fleischaker: “Every morning when I walk in here, I think, ‘Wow, this is mine!’ ”
Thank you, Snaidero showroom manager Robert Templon, for sending the project my way.