Home: A White Kitchen’s Touch of Color

How a touch of color in a classic white kitchen changed the look and feel of an iconic ranch-style kitchen.

Authored by Kerrie Lee Brown

Photo by Lindsey Drewes Photography

It’s hard to imagine this quaint kitchen was once very outdated. That’s why it’s the perfect example of how sprucing up a heavily trafficked area in your house can make all the difference. “The walled in design that cut off the rest of the house was at the top of the to do list for this 60s ranch-style home,” says Jamie Nusser, owner and designer of J Designs, Inc. “We started the design process knowing that the clients wanted an open floor plan and white cabinets. From there we chose a dark countertop to provide some contrast to the cabinets and a fun tile to bring texture and color into the space. Overall, the design created a functional and lively space that fits the client’s lifestyle.” Nusser says she loves working on older remodels. “Design has always been my passion, but before opening my design business I gained experience in the architecture and construction industry after earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado, Boulder.”

Photo by Lindsey Drewes Photography

The accents

1. STOOLS
Custom made by Incognito Industries for J Designs, Inc. $395/each

2. CABINETRY AND CUSTOM MADE BREAKFAST BAR
Caruso Kitchens

3. BACKSPLASH TILE
Fireclay Tile, Picket in a braided design, $36/sq. ft.

4. APPLIANCES KitchenAid,
Black stainless steel

5. SINK LIGHT FIXTURE
Cedar & Moss, Tilt Cone, $199

6. COUNTERTOP
Pental Quartz, Cinza

J DESIGNS, INC.
925.998.4289