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It’s always exciting to plan a kitchen renovation and the day that the contractor comes is probably the last exciting day a homeowner will have until the last worker leaves the house for good! Remodeling is a messy dirty business with drywall dust that gets into impossible places, a cavalcade of workers trooping through the house in their boots, banging, sawing and crashing around for weeks on end. Having this going on can wear on the nerves, especially in a small house like Eliza Reed’s where we took down a non-load bearing wall between two rooms of the kitchen and united them.
In a small house there’s really no place to escape the noise and the mess, so it would have been understandable if Eliza had gotten a bit cranky now and then. But having waited, literally, for her entire life for this renovation, she was good humored the whole way through.
Once I came up with the layout concept and we decided on colors and finishes, I put together a virtual sample board which gave her a taste of things to come.
Eliza’s favorite color is blue, which made it easy to come up with a color scheme. She chose a medium toned oak for the cabinets and a pretty blue Cambria for the counter top. She embraced the idea of glass backsplash tile in a vivid blue, which would give the room a punch of color and some sparkle with the sheen of the glass tile.
I decided on decorative, ceiling mounted light fixtures instead of recessed lighting since the room is so small, and the cut out pattern of the light fixtures happily complimented the fabric pattern I chose for the box-pleat window valances. For privacy, I added Silhouette shades, which operate like blinds but have a filmy fabric on the front and back face which gives them some softness. Eliza loved them!
Once the counter top was installed, the plumber was able to hook up the sink and faucet, the backsplash tiles were installed, the last coat of wall paint applied and the window valances installed and the custom chairs arrived, and voila! Eliza had her sister and husband over for dinner and pronounced the end result a resounding success!
Do you have any layout challenges that you can’t imagine being able to solve? There has rarely been a layout that I haven’t been able to dramatically change for the better! Run it past me, you never know…miracles can happen! Just ask Eliza Reed!