Kitchen Remodel: White Kitchen

White kitchen remodel before and after | The Champagne Supernova

Since we moved into our home in 2010, we have been less than excited about our kitchen. While it was spacious and modern-ish (the house was built in 2007), we weren’t in love with the light colored wood cabinets and dark granite countertops.

As we didn’t see ourselves living in the house for a long time, we held off on updating the kitchen until we recently decided to give it a face lift, in hopes that it would add value to the house over time. (And also because we decided we are staying put in the house).

Originally we had plans to renovate this property and add to it to our property investment portfolio. Investing in real estate is a great way to grow your finances and assets after all! In fact, it still feels like just yesterday that we were reading through the 1032 exchange Guide here and other USA real estate resources to learn as much as we could about the tax side of investing in property. However, we ended up falling in love with this particular property and decided to keep it as our family home for now! That being said, our house is now well overdue for some remodeling work.

Luckily, we didn’t need to undertake major structural changes such as knocking down walls or relocating appliances. This project was entirely cosmetic. I know a lot of people though who focus mainly on updating their equipment in the kitchen. For example, rather than changing how your kitchen looks completely you might just want to update something like your toaster and get the best toaster 2019 for your kitchen. It may only be something small. But it can make a huge difference. Small or big, it doesn’t matter what you do to your kitchen as the decision is up to you. For example, after reading some kitchen appliance reviews on, we found a fantastic slow cooker that would look gorgeous in any kitchen. Ultimately we wanted to go all out so keep on reading to find out more.

I’ve always loved a white kitchen, but didn’t want to paint the existing cabinets because it can be easy to mess up and the quality of the work is typically poor. (You can sometimes see streaks of paint.)

With the help of Rob Guerrieri, owner of TNS Customs, we gave the kitchen a complete makeover. Rob was accessible (quick to respond to a text or phone call with feedback) and performed the work better than we imagined.

The majority of the work was done while we were on summer vacation and we totally trusted Rob and his team to be inside our home while we were away.

The counters are made of quartz that we purchased at Stone Warehouse of Tampa. We chose quartz because it is durable, but not as porous as marble. The specific color is Shadow Storm.

Here are photos of the work in progress:

White kitchen makeover before and after | The Champagne Supernova

Kitchen before. It’s a mess because #momlife.

White kitchen makeover | The Champagne Supernova

Kitchen in the middle of the project. Cabinets were made to be messy, right?

White kitchen remodel before and after | The Champagne Supernova

White kitchen remodel | The Champagne Supernova

White kitchen remodel | The Champagne Supernova

We got rid of the exterior garbage can and replaced it with an interior cabinet garbage.

White kitchen remodel makeover | The Champagne Supernova

Collection of blue and white china and a silver dish that was a wedding gift from my Great Aunt, which SHE received as a wedding gift 65 year ago.

White kitchen makeover | The Champagne Supernova

Blue and white collected over the years from my favorite local Tampa stores.

White kitchen makeover | The Champagne Supernova

This fun project made us realize that the existing tile floors don’t look ideal with the new kitchen. We did have a friend of ours suggest using something similar to to help make our tile look fresh, and while we were interested in trying that out at first, we decided it was best to look into changing it. We are open to suggestions if anyone has any.

Home projects are addictive!


White kitchen remodel with before and after photos | The Champagne Supernova


    10 Comments on Kitchen Remodel: White Kitchen

    1. Brain Reed
      September 18, 2017 at 9:06 am (5 years ago)

      Not only in kitchen makeover but also in every sector, the white color is regarded as the most pleasing and attractive color. You should plan thoroughly before commencing the job. If the kitchen needs a major overhaul, you can rope in a contractor. It should be experienced and should have dazzling ideas to carry out the job par with the recent trend. If you are wanting to do it only through paints, then you should make the necessary repair works and then make it dust free. After that you can apply color.

    2. Adrian | AdriansCrazyLife
      September 11, 2017 at 8:54 pm (5 years ago)

      Very pretty! We did the same thing this summer, but we went with a grey and white color scheme and a dark grey speckled granite countertop. It made such an enormous difference in how our kitchen looks and feels.

    3. Ashley
      August 1, 2017 at 9:14 am (5 years ago)

      Absolutely gorgeous kitchen!

    4. Paige
      July 31, 2017 at 11:31 am (5 years ago)

      An Architect told us to paint our cabinets white – but I am hesitant on possible brush stroke stains. Are your cabinets the same? How did they make it to a beautiful white?

      • jenniferdaku
        July 31, 2017 at 5:12 pm (5 years ago)

        They weren’t painted- they were totally refinished with a veneer over them. I wouldn’t recommend painting them if you want a quality finish. Good luck and thanks for stopping by the blog!

    5. Kim
      July 30, 2017 at 11:43 pm (5 years ago)

      We have vinyl luxury plank flooring by Karndean. Hand scraped Santina Cherry in our kitchen. Love it! Great makeover! Thanks for sharing!

    6. SB
      July 30, 2017 at 8:45 pm (5 years ago)

      You have wood in the rest of the house, right? What do you think of getting a wood tile similar to your wood floors? Or a slate/travertine type tile? It looks so amazing!

    7. Emily
      July 30, 2017 at 8:16 pm (5 years ago)

      It looks so good!

    8. fritha
      July 30, 2017 at 12:36 pm (5 years ago)

      oh my gosh I love it! the marble countertops look amazing! x

    9. Rhian Westbury
      July 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm (5 years ago)

      I love the marble countertops you have, and the white makes your kitchen look so much bigger x