America's Most Desperate Kitchen designers John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino wanted to give the homeowners the most efficient space they could, so these Kitchen Cousins removed the walls that closed in this kitchen making it feel small and cramped and created a space that has easy access to all of the common spaces in the home. Then added bright colors to the cabinets and industrial details that helped to bring this space to life.
In this renovation by John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, butcher block from the breakfast bar wraps around the brick partition and extends into the living room.
In the dining space, designers from America's Most Desperate Kitchens added plenty of storage and a bar area. To add more display options and complete the design in the space, a vintage barn shutter was repurposed into a shelving unit that is illuminated by a bright, broadway light fixture. Vintage metal rakes on either side of the shelves were upcycled and used as wine glass racks.
When Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri renovated this kitchen, they decided to remove a wall between the living room and dining room. Now that the space is opened up, the large wall graphic in the dining area adds a striking visual that extends throughout the space.
The kitchen island with its distressed and stained mahogany butcher-block provides a spacious prep area for the avid baking enthusiast and serves double duty for serving and entertaining. The backsplash beneath the upper cabinets is oversized subway tile in white, with white grout.
In this renovated Louisiana kitchen featured on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the curved countertop has been removed to provide the space with easy access to the family room. To create a more elegant space, old, outdated cabinets were replaced with bright white cabinets with a crown molding and a single raised panel for a more sophisticated look.
This kitchen features an accent wall covered in shiplap, a pine paneling often used in barns and historic homes. Custom reclaimed wood storage baskets decorate the wall, showcasing fresh produce. Blue and oak cabinets, recessed lighten,g and wide plank hardwood floors are used thought the remainder of the space.
This newly renovated kitchen, designed by HGTV's Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri and seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, has expanded storage, plenty of counter space and the open feel of an urban loft. What had once served as the dining room is now a functioning work area that shares space with the kitchen.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the bright white quartz countertop contrasts with the rustic wood cabinets and brown and white tile to create a chic kitchen space.
To create a more open space in the common areas of this home, designers of America's Most Desperate Kitchens removed the wall that separated the kitchen and living room areas, visually and physically connecting the space and expanding the home's entertaining space.
The 13-foot kitchen island features brilliant white quartz countertops and opens up to the pub-style dining room. A muted gray-green wall color pairs nicely with the reclaimed wood on the face of the island and the wood-wrapped beams. The runner is actually porcelain tile laid flush with the hardwood floors, creating a unique visual accent.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers John Colaneri and Anthony Corrino replaced the claustrophobia-inducing wall with a knee wall, making room for the new kitchen peninsula with sleek, integrated appliances.
For this renovation, featured in HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the reconfigured floor plan the dining area has been relocated. Highlights in the new space include a three-dimensional paneled wall treatment, custom banquette with storage drawers and a larger dining table that's expandable with additional leaves.
The remodeled dining area -- in warm wood tones, muted gray-greens and charcoal -- exemplifies the casual, comfortable vibe the Kitchen Cousins were going for with this renovation. To add historic character to the dining room, stamped-tin tiles were installed on the ceiling. The tiles are in varied patterns alternating between linear, medallion and floral designs. An impressive chandelier adds a touch of elegance to the space.
This kitchen remodel features a breakfast nook with a custom reclaimed wood dining table. Two stools attach to one side of the table, while an upholstered blue wood bench seat is built-in to the corner. A metal geometric chandelier hangs above, while throw pillows decorate the bench.
Muted gray cabinets pair with black quartz countertops, while contrasting white quartz countertops top the 13-foot-long island. Quartz countertops offer the advantage of resistance to staining and are essentially maintenance free. A well-lit kitchen relies on sophisticated and layered lighting from multiple sources. In this case that includes recessed spots for dramatic accent, industrial-style pendants for concentrated task lighting and a trio of rustic sconces over the sink.
The clean, modern cabinets have beechwood surrounds, plywood back boxes and feature soft-close. The cabinet hardware has the look of weathered copper with a blue-green verdigris patina. Antique inspiration is behind the kitchen island, which is clad in a cold-rolled steel wrapped around a plywood substrate for a smooth and durable work surface.
Featured on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, both the kitchen and dining room areas were small and closed off, so designers John and Anthony took out part of the kitchen wall, creating a bar area that opens both spaces making them feel larger.
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