This project is one we have been dying to share, as it is one Lauren has been working on with our dad  who owns Jackie Bitton Fine Woodworking. He has been working hard to renovate this house for the last nine months to give each space a fresh, new look. We love that in the interiors side of our business we get the opportunity to work with him, and found through this project how seamless that collaboration is. He really has a great eye for design and amazing talent when it comes to woodworking, but knew this particular client could use some help when it came to selecting materials, colors, and finishing touches which is why he introduced them to Lauren.

 

 Crisp Cottage Kitchen

Before 

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The existing kitchen had a good layout and ample storage space, however the design was very outdated. Although this particular couple enjoys a somewhat traditional design aesthetic, they like things a bit more clean and crisp and knew that their kitchen didn’t reflect the personality of their young family. We knew that there were some simple changes that could be made to brighten up the space and give it the feeling they were after. We decided to refinish the cabinetry, create a simple new door face, remove the glass etching detail, open up the front of the island, cover the hood, and of course remove and replace these existing window coverings. We also opened up the space a little by removing the cabinet above the small desk and put a glass door on the pantry as well. Overall, the finished room feels less cluttered and more crisp.

After

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New door faces in a crisp shade of white with seeded glass panels give the room a fresh, new feel. We decided to install a custom valance box over the bay window like the matching shade on the other window so as not to obstruct the view and the gorgeous light it brings to the kitchen. The sink stayed the same, but we updated the faucet and other accessories.

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The granite counter top stayed the same but we created new panels for the refrigerator to match the cabinetry. We also designed a new facade for the hood to give it a finished look. Doesn’t our dad do great work?

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New hardware and a simple white subway tile with a mitered edge completes the look.

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Small changes really make a huge difference such as the new updated lighting, the  new pantry door, and the inset TV to replace that bulky cabinet. One of the biggest things we did in this house, was to replace the wood flooring throughout. Although it was not part of the original plan, it too made a huge difference and we love how it finishes the overall look.

Crisp Cottage Bar

Before

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The bar, which is located right off of the kitchen, needed some updating as well. The oak finish and glass front as you can see needed to go, and the layout felt bulky and uninviting.

After

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We streamlined the layout by taking out the corner unit and finished the entire piece in a dark finish to match the island in the kitchen. A white granite counter top and the antique mirrored backsplash brightened up the design and gave it the formal look we were going for.

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Leather bar stools from Restoration Hardware were the perfect selection, and we love how the client has dressed up this space with their existing accessories.

This transformation really is incredible. Sometimes you forget, when working on a project, just how different it looked in the beginning. We are so happy we were able to give this amazing family the kitchen they desired, and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. For more information on our design services email us at sidebyside.design@yahoo.com or leave a comment below.

 

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