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Steve & Susie's Lancaster Kitchen Refresh

A Gorgeous Green Kitchen Refresh

Project Goals:
  • Update the space to match the clients' style.
  • Keep the existing layout. 
  • Incorporate the style in the laundry room and home office.
Kitchen Cost Category: Kitchen Refresh

This refresh took some of the kitchen's already nice features (the layout, backsplash, countertops) and updated it to make the client's style even better.

Lancaster Kitchen before facelift Lancaster kitchen after facelift with green cabinets

Project Overview

With grown kids now out of the house, it was time for Steve and Susie to update their kitchen and turn it into a space that felt more like them.

There were a number of features their current kitchen provided that our clients already really liked. The wanted to keep those things while transforming and modernizing their kitchen. A refresh option was perfect for them. They also wanted to update the laundry room and home office to match their style as well. 

Trish Barley Project Designer in Lancaster PA

Design Lead

Trish Barley, AKBD

Ryan Snyder Lead Carpenter

Lead Carpenter

Ryan Snyder

Design Concepts

custom cabinetry plans in lancaster kitchen facelift
Design renderings with kitchen colors in lancaster kitchen facelift

Scope of Work

The main change in this kitchen was updating the cabinet doors and fronts with custom cabinetry. All cabinet doors, including the cabinetry around the island was all updated. 

Steve and Susie had no idea they could have dual color cabinets in their kitchen, but once our designer brought the idea to them, they loved it! Since they were keeping the original countertop, they had to find a color that would work with the colors in the countertop. They were able to narrow it down to two; navy blue and sage green. They ended up going with the green for the lower cabinets and the island. For the upper cabinets, they chose a very subtle and lighter shade of green; still drawing in colors from the countertop and tying in the dark green from the lower cabinets. 

They wanted something simple but with a little flair for the cabinets pulls. The satin nickel pull was a great style fit and very affordable.

Two smaller projects that were completed while working on the kitchen were the laundry room and home office. We incorporated the green cabinets in both rooms. In the office, we topped the cabinets with a butcher block and used that as shelves as well. 


Project Timeline

Design Development Start

May 19, 2021

Construction Start

August 17, 2022

Estimated Completion

September 15, 2022

Actual Completion

September 15, 2022

Since this project was a facelift, it required a little less time and decision making the a typical kitchen remodel. For that reason, time spent in design went fairly, apart from some small scheduling conflicts! With ordering materials, product lead times, and scheduling trade partners, they spent a little over a month in pre-production. Once construction starts, a typical kitchen refresh takes about 4-6+ weeks. This project fell just short of one month of construction. Talk about nailing the schedule!


Cabinetry: Custom made locally

     Color: Upper Cabinets: Sherwin Williams Liveable Green

                  Lower Cabinets: Sherwin Williams Rosemary Green

     Countertop: Original countertop

     Hardware: Elements Watervale 3-3/4in cabinet pull

     Sink: Original sink

     Faucet: Original faucet

Office Countertop and Shelves: Custom butcher block - no stain

Appliances: Original appliances

Flooring: Original floors

Backsplash: Original backsplash

Paint: Benjamin Moore Mushroom Cap

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