When is a kitchen more than a kitchen? Take this beauty, at left, the result of Saturday’s episode of Nate & Jeremiah By Design on TLC.
It started out as a kitchen so unpleasant, so inefficient and dreary, homeowner Rochelle didn’t want to spend any time in there at all. That made for a distinct lack of family time – something that saddened the entire family.
Of course, a sad kitchen should be no match for Nate and Jeremiah. But how sad are we talking? Let’s take a look at the before…
What’s wrong with this picture? Wasted space, a depressing color scheme, and plenty of missed opportunities for together-time while in the heart of the home. (Don’t miss the time lapse to see the magic happen before your eyes.)
Now back to the new version. Nate and Jeremiah employed many brilliant design moves to make the kitchen not only look amazing, but function beautifully for busy family life. Most of all:
Bringing outdoor fabric indoors. What better to stand up to messy eaters and rushed mornings? The new banquette camouflages the hard-working material with stunning tufting.
And that wasn’t the only material that works as beautifully as it looks. The antique smoky mirror behind the banquette brings loads of glamour with an easy-to-clean finish.
And what better way to make the most of all the light reflecting from the pair of marble kitchen islands and crystal chandeliers than with drapery with a slight shimmer? The lush view from the sink is accented with the eye-catching fabric.
Nate and Jeremiah also carried that fabric choice out to the family room, and cleverly used it to “cheat” the home’s layout, and make a wall with one sliding door look like an entire wall of windows.
We’re smitten by this makeover, of course, but we can’t urge you enough to watch the full episode, if for no other reason than to witness what Nate calls the greatest reveal of his career.
We’ve also got bonus clips, in case you can’t get enough of the Poland family’s makeover. Here’s Rochelle, face to face with the old kitchen (shudder), Nate and Jeremiah scheming, and the start of the demolition process.
And don’t forget to plan on watching the next episode live: Nate and Jeremiah By Design airs on TLC at 9/8c on Saturday night.