Posts made in July, 2016

Bright White Kitchen

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Blog

We had recently updated a 1960’s kitchen to a Bright White Kitchen.

This kitchen has not been updated since the house has been built, with the exceptions of two sky-lights and newer windows.   Our client wanted to make a make a dramatic change and we proposed a neutral color palette that gave her options to change out her decor through out the year.  In the end, it is a very bright space and we included some warm wood tones to compliment the modern look so the kitchen would not seem too “cold”.

BEFORE OVERALL AREA

BEfore view to sink

AFTER OVERALL AREA

After stove area

BEFORE STOVE TOP AREA

 Before view in to kitchen

 AFTER STOVE TOP AREA

BEFORE REFRIGERATOR AREA

Before view to refrigerator  

AFTER REFRIGERATOR AREA

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Here we moved the wall oven next to the refrigerator and added a utility cabinet for more storage.

BEFORE EAT IN DINING AREA – FEATURE WALL

Before Dining room wall
BEFORE EAT IN DINING AREA – TABLE

Before Dining area

AFTER EAT IN DINING – FEATURE WALL   

After dining room wall

AFTER EAT-IN DINING – TABLE

After dining area 1

Here we wanted to add some warmth and create a focal wall.  The wood is from the original kitchen that we saved from the demo.  It was sanded down and only applied a  clear coat.  To create more seating, we built a banquette that included more storage underneath. Our client wanted to keep her light fixture and exiting table.

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Sink

Kohler Sink and Faucet.  Quartz Counters . Backsplash Tile  

After Sink area   Merillat Cabinetry with Amerock Hardware cabinet hardware

This space is dramatically different.  We moved some appliances to create more storage and built more seating for family dinners.   Our client is extremely happy with the final look and she looks forward to inviting friends and family to her new space.

 

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Mud Room In Your Home

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Blog

Having a mud room in your home may not be the first item on your long list of “Wants” but it is very convenient.

We have all seen the pictures of a separate room with enough space for coats, muddy boots and/or shoes, kids backpacks and a washer and dryer. All tucked away and organized from the rest of the house.  Life is good….Right?

Well, most homes may not have the luxury of a separate room that could be the “Mud Room”, but with some creativity, every home can achieve a “Mud Room” for the family’s coats, shoes, backpacks.  With limited space, some planning is needed and any off season clothing may have to be stored in plastic bins.

Here is a great idea of how to organize coats, shoes with very little space.

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In this picture, stock cabinets are used and can be bought at most home improvements stores.  The shoe holder is an easy construction project.  Add the coat hooks, paint or stain to match your decor and you have storage for the whole family.

If you have carpentry skills, this is a good weekend project or find a reputable contractor to build this for you.

Look around your home and find that little nook that can be converted in to your own “Mud Room” and maybe (just maybe) you may get your kids to hang up their coat.

 

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