Hoping to create spaces perfect for their family's needs, these clients tackled three different projects to varying degrees: the kitchen, hall bathroom, and basement.
For the kitchen, apart from absorbing the hall closet, they didn't want to make any significant layout changes. Instead, to make the space fresh, they replaced the countertops and backsplash while also painting the island a dramatic midnight blue. For the butler's pantry, they pulled in the same color scheme, moved a few walls, and made an opening to the dining room, officially removing the unused hall closet that became a forgotten storage space.
In the basement, they wanted to expand the main section and finish that part of it to create a space for hosting guests and for their son to practice guitar. Our designer wanted to make sure every inch was functional, so she had the creative idea to turn the under-stair alcove into a mini beverage center. This created an additional place to store drinks and glassware whenever they entertained guests.
Finally, the hall bathroom was initially a cramped space that would have felt dated and out of place with all the other updates the homeowners made. This is why they opted for a simple change, with a calming gray, blue, and white color combination. Our designer took some of the hall space to make it slightly larger. Though compact, she also wanted the area to have a big impact. Enter the ombre artic tile shower niche that acts as a charming focal point.
Before: A closet stands in the entry hallway that became a place of forgotten storage and unutilized space. The closet was enclosed with accordion doors and was located neat the kitchen
After: The closet is removed, and the space a reconfigured to include an alcove-like butler's pantry, complete with a mini-fridge, wine store, and a glass-fronted cabinet for glassware storage. Open shelves provide a place for alcohol storage. The base cabinets are navy blue. The upper cabinets are white. Quartz countertops are added, along with a sink.
Before: A green checkered mosaic backsplash extends along the wall of the kitchen, matched with cream-colored cabinets. and a black countertop. The hardware were silver bin pulls and knobs.
After: The cabinets remain the same, though the island is painted a different color. The backsplash is replaced with a dramatic glass-like subway tile. The countertop is now veined quartz. The hard bin pulls are replaced with handles.