Kitchen, Dining, Great Room & Bathroom - Carmel, IN
Over time, the original oak flooring in this traditional kitchen made the cabinets look an orangey color. So we replaced them with a wide plank yellow birch. This took the cabinets back to their original color while adding a more modern look. This saved a lot of money for our remodel! We replaced the solid surface countertops with Cambria quartz. New window coverings soften the sink area as do the Italian plates and glass. The desk and display area was pretty dysfunctional when we started. So we cleaned out the display case making room for a butlers pantry that the family just loves! A trip to the Container Store for some organization of the desk area and some personal touches finish off the kitchen area. The window area in the eat in was wasted space. We made a cushion so the large sill is now used as seating during the holidays. Of course new window treatments, lighting and table accouterments were a must. In the attached sun room we replaced everything except the 2 reclining chairs (which we are still trying to get the family to part with!) Before, the couch was in front of the window. By changing the orientation of the new couch we moved the focal point to the fireplace. That in combination with the new rug from Capel makes the room look so much larger. We then added a storage unit from Arhaus, added more storage with the leather ottoman and replaced the tile fireplace surround with matching Cambria. To add additional seating when the need arises, we made 4 floor pillows that the family uses all the time. Maddie was feeling left out so we made her a new bed to match! The girls bath needed updating too so we replaced the countertops with Cambria. I was inspired by the new artwork and our color pallet was born. New mirrors, lighting, towels and accessories make this a fun and functional space for discriminating teenagers.