My favorite day of each project is the day we reveal the results to the homeowner. We bring our team in to clean, arrange furniture and hang the artwork. We put together all the elements that we have been collecting and transform the house into a home.
Each project starts with a dream. We take this dream and turn it into a wish list. Once we have priced out the wish list (in a line item format), we turn this into a list of must have items. The process is very important. We have to help the homeowner bring their dreams to reality; sometimes reality is more expensive than we think it is going to be. Doing renovations or building new homes tend to be more expensive than we think they ought. It is important to have all the numbers and feel comfortable with your budget before any work actually begins.
These are photos of a recent kitchen project I completed. The home owner is a dear friend of mine and I have spent a lot of time in her kitchen. We removed their unheated sun-room and added a larger room that opens into the kitchen. The home owner wanted a light and bright space and I think you will agree this is an amazing transformation.
Before the kitchen was custom oak cabinets, the quality was not bad but it was very dark. The cabinets and shelving covered the entire wall floor to ceiling. It felt like a cave.
The ceiling was also oak…a little too much oak, after all it was not a wine barrel!
After the renovation we have a wonderful space full of light.
- New windows – this is very important in a home built circa 1900
- Off-White Candlelight Cabinetry
- New lighting from Fogg Lighting… the pendant lights look fabulous
- Restored the original wood floors, weaving in new wood in the sun-room
- Granite chosen by the homeowner
- Back-splash by Paul G White
- New appliances
The white wall of cabinets housing the refrigerator is the same space as in the photos above.
Here is the before and after of the new stove wall. The back-splash is where the door to the deck used to be!
The sun-room was small and COLD… wow look at the difference. Once they have decided what the primary use of this space is going to be, we can pick out some new furnishings.
I love my job and I am so lucky to work with such a talented team of professionals and wonderful clients!
Special thanks to Dennis Tefft www.hammondlumber.com, Debbie Fogg www.fogglighting.com , James Cerino East Bay Builders, Eliot Hull www.PaulGWhite.com , Anne Sowles http://www.celiabedilia.com , and as always Liz Donnelly http://www.lizdonnellyphotography.net/ .
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