Builder Grade to Modern Made!
This Kitchen redesign had multiple moving parts, from granite selection to restyling cabinets and decor. Once the client consultation was complete, the first order of business was to assist in the selection of the perfect granite to achieve the look and feel of the space desired. The granite would become the foundation in selecting the cabinet color and room decor. Following a recent upgrade to the client's family room, the modern styling and pops of color would also become an integral part of the new kitchen and dining space. Eye 4 ReDesign believes in reusing/ repurposing what the client already has and adding a few additional items as enhancements. For this project, we used paint, fabric, glass, textures and automation to create an entertainment space. We strategically planned a power-packed 3-day work session to complete the job. Day 1 included removing cabinet doors and drawer facings for sanding, priming, painting and cabinet panel cutouts. Also on schedule was painting the cabinet base and adding under cabinet lighting. Day 2 was rehanging and affixing drawer facings, adding glass, and cabinet molding. By the end of a long Day 2, the kitchen was starting to show a transition to modern state. To ensure it had all the elements of a new modern kitchen, we installed skill enabled features that would allow the client to experience a voice-activated solution to turn the kitchen cabinet lighting on and off. This feature add was special because it allowed the client to finally unpack a gift from her son and daughter-in-law. Adding these special touches are always nice because they bring more sentimental value to a project. On Day 3, final touch up and hardware replacement were high on the agenda. The final step was staging the new space with decor that matched the new finishes. The countertops were restyled with functional and decorative pieces. The appliances were placed in one area to create their own station. This client and her spouse are world travelers and we wanted to give them a unique display case to add some of their beautiful pieces. To keep with the modern flair of the kitchen, we surprised them with a glass cabinet front with in-cabinet lighting to display their goodies. We also added multicolored in-cabinet lighting to the newly cutout glass front cabinets above the microwave to display some new modern style pieces. Staying aligned with the Eye 4 ReDesign pledge to use what the client has, we started with recovering existing bar stools, then followed up with a table dressing that would accentuate the new color scheme and preserve a nostalgic purchase. We decided that burnt orange would be a good transition color to warm up the kitchen and give it a burst of energy. Fabric is always a quick and easy way to update a space. Adding a couple of new modern chairs to a traditional dining set can quickly change the look and style. This client found the perfect style and color to pair with her existing setting. After the table was set and decor was placed, we did final clean up and moved on to the Big Reveal. This beautiful new space is now the perfect transition flow from the family room to kitchen. As an additional bonus we painted, added cabinet molding and under cabinet lighting to the dessert buffet, which has direct sight lines between the family room and kitchen. The client literally jumped for joy over her new space! We are happy to know that the clients are going to "Love It and not List It!" 😍 This is what makes hard work and extensive time-consumed projects so worth it! It was a journey for this client to get to the final product, and she can rest assured that her kitchen has gone from "Builder Grade to Modern Made!"
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Special thanks for courtesy project design photos and videos, C. & R. Griffin, Middletown, DE
Customer Reaction/Project videos:
9/4/2019 06:12:55 pm
LORIE!!!! What a huge transformation! I know this process had to literally be like birthing a baby, but it paid off so hard! Every detail and thought you put into this kitchen is gorgeous. I've been dying to see the reveal and it's even better then I could imagine. The kitchen space looks bright, current, and workable. Can we talk about the cabinetry lighting? Who would of thought to have cabinetry lighting the same color as the decor. Amazing!
9/6/2019 04:00:53 pm
The modern made kitchen looks awesome! Crown molding and under cabinet lights are such a nice enhancement - can't wait to see what's next!
2/2/2020 10:23:33 am
What an experience! This redesign was awesome! We truly enjoyed working with Lori and her team. They were so professional, courteous and knowledgeable about design choices. We were soo excited about how beautiful the kitchen turned out! It is so bright! Looks so much larger and feels like a new kitchen. We appreciated the advice on choosing the granite and appliances. It’s amazing what design talent, planning and hard work can do! We absolutely love It! Love the look, love the lights and love the feel!!! Thank you Lori!!’ Can’t wait till the next project!
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