I’ll have to say the first time that Stacey and I spoke is not typically how we start our design process. Her and her family were all packed up and driving across the country to move back into their first family home. They had been living away for a few years due to a job relocation and had kept their home and used it as a rental income. Now that they were moving back they had decided to move back to their old home. While talking to Stacey over the phone we were able to make a game plan for our first meeting in a few days when they would be arriving. I knew that we would have to work quickly so that they would be able to get settled in as soon as possible.
Since they had rented out their home the past few years in had become rather worn in several areas. So our objective was to take her overall budget and be as creative with it as possible so we could impact many areas of their home.
Their kitchen was our first focus and the largest part of the overall remodel.
The tile flooring was cracked, the lay-out was crowded and the drop ceiling made it feel even smaller than it was. Overall everything was just worn and tired.
We designed a complete kitchen remodel for this space. Raised the ceiling and put in an inset beam so that the eat-in dining space and the kitchen could open up more to each other.
Engineered hardwood floors were installed throughout most of the main level.
Clean white cabinets to the ceiling provided the extra storage that is always needed.
Stacey and I spent some time together before making all of her design selection so that I could get a sense of what she likes and how she wanted her home to feel. She is drawn to a soft light color palette with a coastal influence. Lighter woods, painted pieces and blue gray colors are all things she gravitates towards.
Needing to bring life back to most areas of the home and create continuity we installed the hardwood floors throughout most of the main level. Paint colors like Sherwin Williams Argos and Mineral Deposit added just a touch of color to some of the rooms.
Keeping the large living room walls light, white washing the brick on the fireplace and painting the mantle the trim color brightened this room a ton.
Even the stairs got beautiful new carpet.
I couldn’t have enjoyed working with these homeowners anymore. Becoming friends along the way and seeing them move into and enjoy their new spaces is so rewarding.