This was a really fun design update! These lovely homeowners had a formal living room and wanted to convert it to an office for the lady of the house. We put in custom, built in shelving and cabinetry for storage. We installed French doors leading from the foyer into the office and another set of French doors from the office into the dining room. Some of the furniture was replaced and we re-purposed the area rug from the dining room in the newly painted office.
Then, the project evolved into a dining room update. The homeowner decided to replace her freestanding china cabinet with a custom, built in china cabinet with lighting. She also replaced her dining room table and chairs and added a beautiful new rug. We added fresh paint in a light, airy color and removed the drapes to showcase the clean lines of the gleaming white trim.
But the coolest part of project was when it evolved into a kitchen update! This homeowner had her kitchen remodeled 15-17 years ago, which included adding an addition to the home. However, the former kitchen designer didn’t leave enough room around the island and the flow was awkward. So our design coordinator, Kim Falvey, went into problem-solving mode. With the help of our own kitchen designer, we reconfigured the space to make it more useable and improve the flow. We used cabinetry from the existing island to extend the cabinetry run for more storage. Then, we added a new island in a complimentary color. The counter tops were replaced with beautiful granite, and we updated the sink and faucet.
We faced the next challenge when we removed the old island and discovered that the newly exposed floor previously under the island was missing the flooring. The homeowner liked the flooring and didn’t want to change it, so we found some flooring under newly extended cabinetry run, removed it from that space, and installed it in the new location. The result? The floors look great and you could never tell any of it had been moved!
The finished product looks amazing! What started out as a one-room update turned into a three-room project. And our design coordinator’s ingenuity allowed the homeowners to avoid the unnecessary cost of replacing flooring that they liked and allowed them to have more storage by repurposing existing materials instead of purchasing new cabinetry. A win-win all around!