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A Black and White Kitchen Dream Coming to Life...

Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 1:42pm Carol Jones

Many of you followed our remodel fun this past summer.  I always find before and after photos so compelling and fun, I hope you do as well.  I speak with folks all the time about how they would love to renovate but don't love the layout of their home.  The answer is not always to move to improve your home and how it serves your family but sometimes it is-and that's ok!  That's why I do what I do!  It was necessary for us.  I say I was blessed with a vision of what a home can be, my poor husband does not always see it that way.  Hee Hee.  I love being able to combine my expertise as a realtor and semi quasi designer to assist people in finding the perfect home to make their own.  

Our home was built in 1992.  When we purchased, it sat in between 1992 and 2001- a stratosphere of brass, blonde shiny hardwoods, pickled stained cabinetry, ornate stained glass and pink original builder's tile.  Unfortunately, the original state of the home photos I do not possess, however the transformation from the changes we made in the 4.5 years of ownership are still transformed with the renovation this last round.  The evolution of the spaces has been so fun and challenging at the same time.  Such as life... let's start with the kitchen for this entry.  Where a dream of bright white and crisp black becomes a reality- with an edge, lots of traditional and a hint of luxe.  So travel with me to '92... 

Prior to the renovation, as you can see, the island was disjointed and lacked symmetry.  To create symmetry, we needed to find a solution for the walk in pantry.  It bumping out was the culprit as there needed to be enough walk space between the two.  The granite, backsplash, and cooktop were outdated.  Over the years, we painted the existing cabinets white, stained the island, switched hardware and put in new appliances (minus the cooktop).  We had exhausted the simple cosmetic fixes but wanted to truly make our kitchen our own- AND give MOM her black and white dream kitchen.  The 15 layers of paint of my island (5 of which I put myself) needed to go.  A fresh start was warranted.  Fast forward to Fall 2016...

Bar top and Pantry View Before

Bar top and Pantry View After

Cooktop View Before

Cooktop View After

 

Stay tuned for more Before and After photos of our renovation.  Leveling bar to one level, extra white cabinetry, crisp black counters, adding upper cabinetry, sleek metal hood, new range, porcelain farm sink and Wolf cooktop, brushed brass hardware, custom metal detail on the island and designer lighting fixtures truly transformed this space.  It was a blast to make my vision become a reality!  

I would love to be your first stop to discuss any real estate needs!  Let's chat!  Let your vision of your home become a reality...

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