Let’s check these before and after pictures of our recent project done for a young, loving family….

Their must-haves list included an airy, spacious and well-lit floor plan, with lots of storage. So, here we go:  

We removed walls to open up the small rooms, to create a feeling of space. This also provided plenty of natural light, and allowed everyone to be together.

The old kitchen has now been replaced with a custom homework area. Kitchen Island has created plenty of storage as well as counter space and allowed views through the entire space.

The light gray cabinets and a white, hand-made subway tile backsplash has helped bounce around the natural light, keeping the space bright.  Pendant lights now hang over the Island, together with recessed lighting, adding more light to the updated room.

You can see here how I also added more storage by creating these wall-cabinets that look like architectural wall paneling in the dining room.   We kept the original dining table and chairs that are juxtaposed against a contemporary chandelier, but within the context of the greater space, they all fit together flawlessly.

Having a space where everyone can work, relax, and play was an important factor in the design plans. We kept a gray and blue color tone throughout the space. A blue accent wall is very welcoming at the entry, and follows throughout the high chairs, window treatment and rug in the other areas. A punch of color provides the perfect jolt of contrast…

What do you think? Do you plan any renovation soon?