D&A had big dreams for their forever home, they just needed our help to make it happen!
the problem: closed off main floor
This project was mainly to address the kitchen and open up the main floor living space. We ended up updating the bathroom and including built-ins for the fireplace in the living room and the entry to create a cohesive look for the main floor.
STEP ONE: space planning
With a little one on the way, opening up the main floor was top priority. We needed to remove the existing chimney and tear out a few walls. It was obvious, right away, that we needed to change up the window and door placements, and because they planned to update the exterior as well, it was a-ok to move things around. The patio door was first on the chopping block and we changed the larger kitchen window over to two smaller windows so we could fit the range and fridge along the wall and still leave space for the dining table at the other end. Once the slate was cleared, the design came together without a hitch!
While they didn’t have many specifics for storage requirements, they did opt for the ever popular garbage pull out, a pantry cabinet with roll out shelves, a spice pull out and a utensil and knife block pull out. The spice and utensil pullouts make a nice team around the range for both visual balance and functionality.
STEP TWO: bring on the farmhouse style
She knew what she liked and I loved making it come to life! A light and bright palette, natural wood tones, marble and hex tiles on repeat. Did I mention the apron front sink? I mean, come on! We brought it all together with cabinets from Merit Kitchens and featured a custom color for the island. The entry and fireplace built-ins repeated the styling throughout the entire main floor.
And did I mention that we also did the bathroom?