Monday, January 23

From Outdated to Updated - An Amazing Kitchen Transformation

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I was recently involved in helping to design a
kitchen remodel 
& I'm excited to share the amazing transformation with you.

A lot of the houses
in my area were built in the 1970's & 
are really heavy on oak cabinetry.
When Mike & Becky called me,
their kitchen looked like this . . .
{NOTE: Luckily, they have a kitchen in their basement & they were able to live downstairs during the remodel.
This is the ONLY way I can recommend living in your while re-doing your kitchen!}

Mike & Becky had a good idea of what they wanted,
& made a lot of good design choices on their own.
I helped with colors, some layout, finishes, etc.
I'm super pleased with the outcome & so are they.

BRACE YOURSELF!
You're not going to believe this is the same room . . .
The whole room was gutted & not one thing was re-used.
As you can see, the bulkhead was removed, ceiling raised, recessed & pendant lighting installed, bar removed &
 island installedbeautiful new cabinetry installed
subway tile backsplash added, granite countertops installed, hardwood floors added, & high-end appliances installed. 
By the way, you may notice all the stainless steel in the photos
below. I asked Becky how it was going keeping her appliances free of fingerprints. She said it was not much of a problem thanks to her secret weapon {you're not going to believe this} 
Pledge furniture polish!
I love the bright airy feel of simple elegance in the new design.

There are some well-thought-out features 
that don't show in the photos too - 
such as touch faucets & a wonderful sound system
in the ceiling for listening to media.
The bow-front design on the range hood {above}
is also copied in other features such as the main sink.

These homeowners plan to keep their house for a very long time.
{Which I recommend if you are going to do a high-end remodel like this. Kitchens are a great place to put $ for 
resale, but use a tighter budget if you are planning on putting the home on the market right away.}
And they are enjoying their dream kitchen.
Thank you, Mike & Becky, 
for allowing me to be a part of it!

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