For the past several months, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working on a significant remodel project. I find that remodeling is often more challenging than new construction. There are many challenges and obstacles that need to be overcome. But, there’s also something about the memories and character of an older home that I love. I’m always aware of the personality of a home and its owners…and this one warms my heart!
First, the before photos….
The kitchen was small and confining but with a load-bearing brick wall on one side and a staircase on the other, the options were limited. The answer became clear…say good-bye to the staircase! No need to worry, a second staircase can handle the traffic.
I love the character of the exposed brick wall….
The carpet was replaced with pine wood floors to match the adjoining dining and living rooms. The beams and paneling were painted to freshen the space. Believe me, I always struggle with covering the natural beauty of stained wood and this was a heavily debated decision.
The new kitchen with center island is fresh and functional. A few finishing touches are still needed…fabric panels in the chicken wire cabinets, great bar stools and the wine cubbies need to be filled with fine wines!
An arched opening replaced a window over the sink that opens to a new back entrance.
There’s a few details of this space that I had to share, like this fabulous backsplash of wine corks! We wanted a unique backsplash detail and our awesome client was up for the challenge. She agreed to tackle the project and I think the end-result was worth the effort!
A narrow back hallway needed something special too, so we painted neutral wide stripes on the walls and added a soft green on the ceiling.
And, who says a laundry room has to be boring? The soft green cabinets look beautiful against the mosaic tile backsplash.
We’re still working on the finishing touches and I can hardly wait to see it all come together! Who’s responsible for this remarkable remodel? Sid Cutts with Corbitt Hills Construction…and I can’t say enough about his talent and dedication to each and every project! And, of course, no project would ever be possible without patient clients who value fine craftsmanship.
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