Now that the clients had decided to make this their forever home, they wanted every detail in the home to be perfect. The kitchen overhaul had to include built-in appliances and a cabinet door to cover the fridge. The second island, which replaced the kitchen table, needed to be both the perfect space for breakfast and occasional work-from-home days.
There were a few other wishlist items, however, that aren’t don’t adhere to the “standard” remodel, and would require custom carpentry. For example, in the living room the clients didn’t want to lose their one-of-a-kind fireplace mosaic, however, they did want to brighten the space and highlight the piece of art. Our team of carpenters made a custom mantle piece to match the freshly added drywall that replaced the brick surrounding the mosaic. Upstairs, when trying to create more storage, the team made a whole wall of custom built-in cabinets to help store shoes, purses, and linens. As a cherry on top, the homeowner’s husband had seen a cool storage solution for ties, and asked our team to recreate it. They delivered. At the end of the day, these clients, with a bit of imagination and a hard working team, were able to have the personalized home of their dreams.
Before: Filled with honey oak cabinets and unnecessary soffits, the original kitchen has dark granite countertops and square tile forms. The small island lack minimal storage. The kitchen lacked a ventilation hood. The fridge is exposed and protrudes beyond the countertop.
After: White cabinets are installed to help brighten up the space. All soffits are removed, increasing the cabinet space, and making the space feel taller. A fun decorative backsplash is added behind the stove, where a new ventilation hood is also installed, helping to improve functionality while cooking. The microwave is added to the island, almost perfectly flush with the cabinets ,a hard feat to achieve. The fridge is installed behind built-in cabinet doors.
Before: A dark honey oak double vanity makes the whole space feel heavy. There is very minimal cabinet storage. A standard bathtub is in place, taking up maximum space while providing the minimal depth of a tub. a wall and door separate the toilet from the rest of the space. The shower is enclosed by rain glass and trimmed in a gold finish, casing the space to feel dated.
After: The vanity is replaced with white cabinets. Tower storage is added between the two sinks. The under cabinet storage is increased as well. The wall and door separating the toilet is removed and replaced was a subtle knee wall. A sleek, elegant bathtub now stand where the clunky old tub. The shower glass is replaced, as well as having a knee wall added to allow for some privacy.
Before: There is a shower- tub combo, enclosed by a shower curtain. The floor is standard square white tile, while the vanity is dated oak.
After: A contemporary, calming gray vanity is installed. It perfectly matches the playful tile found on the floor. Due to taste preferences, the tub is removed and replaced by a glass enclosed shower, complete with a new shampoo niche.
Kitchen & Laundry Floors: Eleganza Lakestone Silver Tile (12”x24”)
First Floor: Herregan Iberian Hazlewood Chestnut Wood
Island Cabinets: Grabill Hampshire Door Style with Shadow Finish on Maple Wood
Perimeter Cabinets: Sorrento with Distant Grey Finish
Island Countertops: Cambria Brittanica with Square Edge on seating side & Large Bevel
Perimeter Countertops: Cambria Dunmore with Square Edge
Backsplash: Mid America White Glossy Subway Tile (4”x12”)
Accent Tile in Kitchen: Glazzio Lace Lining
Kitchen Sink: Kohler Sink in White
Kitchen Faucet: Kohler Faucet in Chrome
Hall Bath Floors: Roca Havana Jazz Tile (8”x8”)
Hall Bath Vanity Cabinets: Sorrento MFP5740 with Dovetail finish
Hall Bath Countertop: Global stone remnant
Hall Bath Sink: Kohler in white
Hall Bath Faucet: Hansgrohe in Chrome finish
Hall Bath Toilet: Kohler in White
Hall Bath Shower Floor Tile: Roca Penny Rounds in Grey
Hall Bath Shower Wall Tile: Roca Magnolia Blanco (6”x18”)
Hall Bath Shower Heads: Hansgrohe in Chrome finish
Master Bath Floors: Watercolor Bianco Tile
Master Bath Cabinets: Sorrento MFP440 in Distant Grey
Master Bath Countertop: Global Stone Color Quartz in Concrete Grey w/ Square Edge
Master Bath Shower Floor Tile: Virginia Tile Modern Grey Mosaic (2”x2”)
Master Bath Wall Tile: Velvet Blanco (12”x36”)
Master Bath Niche: Glazzio Lace Lining