Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Fresh Digs for Spring!

Ready for the next phase of their lives, Deb & Joel left  their family home in Naperville behind for the ease of condo living. They happily traded their roomy 5 bedroom home for a spacious condo with a great room and 2 bedrooms.  After initial consulting & space planning , the unanimous decision was made to design a Great Room for living, fresh with a remodeled kitchen.

 

 

The existing Great Room had “Great Bones” with wood floors, custom moldings & custom window treatments. The kitchen was basic builder’s cabinets, designed without maximizing the potential of the kitchen.

The Great Room's kitchen prior to remodeling.

The Great Room’s kitchen prior to remodeling.

 

A beautiful painting of tiger, “The Whole Road” served as a “Muse” for the color scheme and design of the Great Room. The transitional, clean lined cabinets finished in a warm carmel color contrasting with an expresso finish on the island anchored the kitchen in the space. The Cambria warm counter tops and glass mosiacs pull the materials together.

Finishes for the kitchen remodel

Finishes for the kitchen remodel. Thanks Muse!

 

Upper cabinets with lighting create display for treasured art pieces. Expresso finish on the  island and crown anchor the dry bar area to the kitchen.

Upper cabinets display artwork. Plenty of workspace and storage

Upper cabinets display artwork. Plenty of workspace and storage

The contrasting expresso finish on the island, crown and dry bar adds a distinctive contrast in the color scheme. The two tier bar counters hides the prep and clean up area from view of the great room.  The island redesign maintained the existing plumbing, while enhancing storage and funtion.
The redesigned island enhanced funtion.

The redesigned island enhances function.

Nestled in the corner of the great room, the kitchen is still the heart of the home!

Nestled in the corner of the great room, the kitchen is still the heart of the home!

Maintaining separate function while not overpowering the room, Deb & Joel’s kitchen remodel is a success.

Ready for Easter in their new digs, Deb & Joel are taking delight in hiding their grandkids Easter Eggs in new spots!

Sounds like fun to us! Don’t you agree?

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