January 15, 2015 | Posted by: Karen Menge, ASID
When my clients called me about renovating their kitchen, the challenge was that their kitchen is an interior room with no outside views. Plus, they had a large skylight that had a dated feel to it. At first, they just wanted to paint and replace appliances, but quickly realized we could greatly improve the design of their room. We decided to open up one end wall to let in natural light from the dining room. What a difference that made! Then, the white cabinets, reclaimed hardwood floors, and planked walls really changed the look of their kitchen.
Tim Hance, the architect on this project, designed the skylight to flow into the planked ceiling. It definitely helped to disguise the large square box from before and makes it feel a part of the room.
By moving a door over a foot, we were able to gain a wall of storage at this end of the room.
The cooktop area, island, and baking center have white marble countertops. The glass doors over the baking center are beautiful!
January 8, 2015 | Posted by: Linda Perrow
When I was asked to assist with a “face lift” renovation at a Hilton Head resort home recently, I was pleased to see the classic island architecture style of the 1970′s. The owner wanted to keep the basic structure of the spaces the same, with only cosmetic changes where deemed necessary. She was interested in bringing some of her artwork from her home in Spartanburg, South Carolina to mix with some of the existing furnishings.
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