Nothing about this project resembles how it looked before we started on it. Bringing this kitchen into the future and adding as many updated features was a top goal for this client. Replacing the poor function of the old kitchen, and adding seating and space in the living room was first on the to-do list. The family of four spend most of their time here, and the space was just too cramped.
Removing the heavy bookcases and adding floating cabinets in the living room, opened up some much-needed space for breathing. We removed the tired brick and hearth of the old fireplace and added Austin stone from floor to ceiling, opening up more floor space. Adding another window added space to the room. The living room now appeared much larger and met the needs the family wanted- plenty of seating, big views to their beautiful backyard and space to entertain. The new engineered wood floors flow throughout the downstairs to keep it all cohesive and give a beautiful warm tone to the space.
The ENTIRE kitchen was retired. We demoed it and donated everything to our local charity. We replaced old cabinets with high quality, factory finished cabinets from Kirkendall Design that were custom designed and installed with the clients’ specific needs and wants in mind. Incorporating a very sleek Bosch vent above the new range keeps the function of a much-needed vent, but leaves your eye to enjoy the new glass tile backsplash in subway style instead. An induction burner was added to the left of the Lenova sink on the island so that the family can do their cooking tasks all in one place while enjoying the view of the backyard. The Shadow Storm counter tops from Pacific Shores Stones help to tie everything together.
We added a pantry by taking out the dated desk and installed these amazing barn doors to leave more room in the eating area. An electrical outlet from Lew Electric was added to the island. When you are done using your computer or a kitchen appliance, they disappear like it never happened.
New paint throughout the house lightened up the home. An accent wall in the dining room and stairway brings depth and interest into those spaces. New iron balusters and posts, a new front door and new light fixtures immediately say this home has been updated and ready to entertain.
Take a few steps down the hall and you’ll run into the beverage bar. Like most of the house, it was completely gutted and reinstalled with updated styles including beautiful quartzite counter tops. All new hardware was installed as well as an under-cabinet fridge. Similar to the pantry doors in the kitchen, barn doors were added to the bar for better storage & availability. We’re ready for a party!
Last but certainly not least, the dining room was transformed by a little paint, some new accessories, and a trending faded rug.
Hope you enjoyed this month’s project feature! Stay tuned for more!