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Dated was the least of this kitchen's crimes. Underlit, poorly laid out, a mobile dishwasher that was loud and ineffective, and an awkward closet that backed up to the stairs also made the list. But with a little ingenuity, a better layout, and some beautiful finishes we transformed the space into this family's dream space without breaking the bank. 

 

 
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Jessica is not just an interior design expert, she is a wizard in optimizing space, layouts and problem solving. She started by really getting a feel for how I use my kitchen with an initial consult. We spent time looking at the space and got a deeper understanding for the issues I was hoping to solve with a remodel. Jessica took the time to really listen to my needs before coming up with a layout and was open to my feedback. In addition, she was brilliant in helping me hone in on a look and feel for my kitchen. Throughout the entire remodel, Jessica was there to ensure the final product was exactly what we had planned. Without Jessica’s expertise, we would not have found such an elegant solution to our space problem. I can’t recommend her enough!
— KARI R.
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 Travertine? Quartz? Nope! Formica Laminte counters. Fooled you too, huh? :)

Travertine? Quartz? Nope! Formica Laminte counters. Fooled you too, huh? :)

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Left: A pullout cabinetry (with trash receptacle inside) becomes a mobile island with tons of flexible function. 

Above: A bench tucked in a well lit corner at the end of the kitchen becomes not only a favorite spot to work or keep the cook company, but also a neat spot to tuck away shoes to combat the cramped rear entry. 

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Above: Familiar with those awkward, chopped up closets over the stairs that don't go all the way to the floor? That is a distant memory in this kitchen, because now the space houses a butler's pantry for bulky appliances and extra kitchen storage. With doors that swing all the way open, this space becomes an extension of the kitchen vs. an awkward closet. 

Creating a Tuscan Paradise

 

The kitchen was dated, cramped and the dual doorways made for an awkward layout. The dividing wall also cut the kitchen off from the living room, leaving both spaces small and isolated. The most drastic change came in creating one large opening to combine the two rooms. Removing the bank of uppers across the peninsula, adding custom two-tone cabinetry and new flooring throughout to unify the two spaces, made a world of difference. The homeowner wanted to feel like she was living in Tuscany so distressed cabinets, tumbled backspalsh tile, faux beams, and wrought iron light fixtures and hardware create character in a space that was lacking it before. Now the main level is united for family living and this homeowner can sip a glass of wine in her very own Tuscan paradise.

 

 
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From builder grade to beautiful

 

While the bathroom was functional, it was certainly lacking any personality and the homeowners were over the water streaks below the hand towel. We brought in the wainscoting and wallpaper as wipe-able surfaces that would better hold up to the water streaks. We converted the pedestal sink to a 36″ vanity with storage and whole lot more wow with its marble top. Add a new light fixture and custom window treatment and you have a gorgeous new powder room.

 

 
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Our main floor powder bath was a typical builder grade bathroom with just a toilet and pedestal sink. We have young kids so the walls were splattered with water marks and the paint was cheap and boring. We love to entertain so it was time to upgrade our powder bath for ourselves and our guests! Jessica came in with amazing ideas to bring our bathroom to a whole new level. We now have storage in our new vanity, wainscoting to eliminate the water marks, and a beautiful wallpaper that gives the bathroom elegance! If you need an upgraded bathroom design you should absolutely call Jessica for assistance!
— SARAH H.
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 Digital Design Board  for Proposed Finishes

Digital Design Board  for Proposed Finishes

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Grimm Rd

 

The driving factor in this remodel was recapturing the seldom used formal living room and creating a larger, open concept floorplan.  By removing the non-bearing wall, we doubled the space which afforded us a much larger area to create the kitchen. A new island and adjacent sitting area creates ample room for entertaining. 

 
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— LORI K
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Above Left: Bringing in a similar stone to the existing fireplace created unity throughout the house but also a fun, textural element to the island.

Above Right: Distressed alder cabinets contribute to a slightly rustic feel.

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