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Cliq Studios cupboards evaluation – The Home That Lars Constructed

One of many first issues I did once we moved in was to get occurring part 2 of our kitchen renovation. As you noticed in our earlier than and after put up, the kitchen left a lot to be desired. I related with Cliq Studios as soon as once more on the challenge. We had beforehand labored with them on Mary’s fashionable kitchen (Mary was my enterprise companion for a number of years) and I liked the standard and performance. I knew we’d be in good fingers.

Plus, Cliq Studios had been acquired proper earlier than we purchased our home and it’s higher than ever, so it was a extremely nice time. With their wonderful customer support, I used to be in actually good fingers they usually made the method so so nice.

Earlier than footage of our kitchen cupboards from Cliq Studios

To remind you, right here’s the progress of our kitchen till now. Once we first moved in, the house regarded like this:

before and after kitchen

We instantly put in tremendous primary cupboards so we might transfer in rapidly whereas we found out how we’d design in.

Tremendous tremendous primary and tragic actually.

However something spruced up with tons of sunflowers will at all times be vibrant and chipper.

This was the state of affairs for a couple of 12 months and truthfully, if I had simply painted the cupboards and put up some open shelving, I feel it could have been nice! I had plenty of concepts of issues I might have performed to this house, however I simply didn’t wish to make investments any vitality/time/cash into it.

Brittany is wearing a blue dress and holding a baby. She's standing in front of a yellow cabinet

Kitchen renderings of the cupboards from Cliq Studios

I started working with their designer, Erin, who was so affected person with me as I got here with a number of path. I provided her with my inspiration board and the specifics of what I wished it to really feel like. We additionally had some present items to work with just like the plate rack. You’ll be able to see one in all her first renditions right here:

On this one, we tried out having an equipment storage on each ends of the counter, which in hind website, I don’t thoughts for practicality. This was additionally earlier than we determined to make the fridge into a cupboard and never built-in into the cupboards.

This rendering is what we went with. Please word, she wasn’t designing the furnishings that we ended up with for the fridge, however utilizing them as placeholders.

You can even see how we added in legs in order that it felt extra like an outdated English kitchen.

Flooring planning of the kitchen cupboards

Previous to Erin, I get an iPad for my birthday so I might get a renderings app and check out some flooring plans myself. Listed here are some mixtures that I attempted out. And I attempted out every thing!

Even some eventualities the place I coated up among the home windows, which truthfully, I wasn’t against, however no one else appreciated the concept.

Type of cupboards

I used Cliq Studios’ Signature Plus line of their Newport model. That is their true Shaker model with the clear traces. I really want the Fairfield model with the additional little bit of decoration on every door, however we’re planning on doing a DIY to it sooner or later the place we add in our personal coloured trim onto the within, which is why I went with the Newport model. In the event you’re in search of inset cupboards they do have that choice too (see right here). I really like inset cupboards myself!

Right here’s what we landed on for the window wall. A tall flooring to ceiling set of cupboards with pull out drawers. We use this as an in depth pantry. Our precise pantry is down the corridor and thru the laundry room and I suppose we’re lazy as a result of a number of issues simply didn’t get put again due to the stroll. Fortunately, we had lived in the home lengthy sufficient to know that this was an issue so we designed a spot for fast meals grabs. I LOVE having this right here! It’s actually helped a ton!

This is likely one of the pictures the place I actually see how not having {hardware} on but actually detracts. I feel it will likely be rather more attention-grabbing as soon as it’s on there, however that is for now till I determine what path to take the tile partitions, which I haven’t absolutely designed but.


One of many parts I’m most proud of is the choice to incorporate a bench below the window. We purposely didn’t put bar stools within the kitchen as a result of I anticipate them getting within the stroll manner and our eating desk is so shut that we didn’t really want extra seating. Nonetheless, it’s so enjoyable to have just a little spot whereas we spend time within the kitchen. I’ve even taken a nap there! It leads into our yard the place now we have some neighborhood deer run by.

Equipment storage

One other factor I’m very proud of is our equipment storage that sits on the counter. I simply want I might have had it expanded much more as a result of I like to cover all of it.

Cliq Studios evaluation

I had already seen the standard of the cabinetry from Mary’s kitchen renovation and I used to be already a fan so it made the choice a no brainer. The contact feels clean and the cupboards and drawers shut like butter. We have now some good options like a lazy susan nook, a pots and pans drawer, roll out trays, and a two tier drawer for knives and forks (see extra choices right here!). Actually, completely satisfied buyer right here! Couldn’t ask for something extra! Plus, they’ve all of the traditional kinds with nice colours.


I’ve a number of regrets in regards to the design. I want I’d have both added in an enormous of open storage so as to add in additional visible curiosity or put in glass into no less than one cupboard as a result of the block of cupboards on the left seen beneath feels tremendous blocky to me. However, I used to be additionally anxious about open cabinets or glass due to needing to maintain them tidy. So for me it was a toss up.

Okay! That’s it for now. Keep tuned for extra particulars in regards to the kitchen tomorrow! Let me know your ideas or when you have any extra questions on our cupboards!



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