Kitchen & Living Room Remodel :: before + after

We had the priviledge of just wrapping up a living room and kitchen remodel right before Christmas.

The clients were wonderful to work with {they always seem to be}!

BEFORE-fireplace

 The home is a 1970’s RANCH.

BEORE-kitchen

 There was very little natural light and the space was very claustrophobic.

BEFORE-entry

 When you walked in the front door, it was dark halls and walls.

BEFORE-dining

The kitchen was boxed in and separate from all other rooms in the house.

The clients had three must-haves: natural light, extra lighting and openness.

Here is what we came up with….

AFTER-dining

Open, natural light {we added a window and two sky-lights}, plenty of artificial lighting {can lights, island pendants and under cabinet lighting} and a lot of natural materials.

AFTER-kitchen

 Matt built the cabinetry out of cherry, then stained it so it wouldn’t have any red undertones.

AFTER-kitchen

 With each kitchen we remodel, we go through a lot of design steps to make sure the clients are getting exactly what they have been waiting for.  I really enjoy the planning process!  Especially for clients who really enjoy cooking and using their kitchen!

AFTER-kitchen

 They chose pre-finished oak floors, a nice compliment to the cherry cabinets.

AFTER-countertop

Isn’t the counter top beautiful?!?  It’s soapstone and I absolutely love it!   Fortunately, so do the clients.

AFTER-hutch

 This hutch is away from the main kitchen working area.  A place to brew coffee, store cookbooks and gain more surface space for entertaining.

AFTER

 We removed a few walls, this is the view looking from the kitchen into the living room.   Now everything is open and bright!

AFTER-fireplace

 The stone mason laid cultured stone over the existing brick.  Matt built new shelves and cabinets for the living room.

AFTER-fireplace

 We carried {not literally, you know what I mean….right?} the soapstone into the living room and used it for the hearth.

AFTER-hall view

 Now the front entry is light, open and inviting.

This was a really fun remodel.  The clients waited a long time to remodel their space and it was so exciting to see everything come together for them.

Added bonus: they are really nice people.  We have been so blessed over the years to work for fabulous people, not something we take for granted!!

Thanks Mark and Laura!

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