Remodel is actually too strong of a word. More like a refresh. These new homeowners – the wife, an interior designer – wanted to add her stamp to the house, starting in the kitchen. The cabinetry was great and well-built, but as you can see in the picture above it was a little dark. A remodel wasn’t exactly needed, but some sprucing for sure.
Nothing a little paint couldn’t fix. Well, paint and a new slab backsplash and top from Carthage marble. Plus some hardware, updated plumbing fixtures and a new light!
That’s the thing about investing in a well built kitchen the first time around. The bones are good enough to keep and you can get away with a cosmetic makeover.
There was, however, one spot though where some accent cabinetry was a little too far from our client’s desired aesthetic and function. She had this great vision of a hutch that could house all of their dishware plus hide away some everyday small appliances. So we bit the bullet and removed the existing hutch to make way for a new piece. With the help of Matt Weiler from Profile our client was able to scheme up the most beautiful new piece!
The result? Fun and bright but still simple and elegant. And it helps to have good friends. It’s particularly helpful if your good friend owns JSH and offers to come over and style your cabinets for you. Jenny knocked it out!
Pretty fun what a change these cosmetic updates made to the space! We touched most of the rooms in this house with a little paint or some built-ins, so I’ll jump back on in a few weeks and share a few of the other updated spaces with you!
Interior Design by Michelle Oettmeier
Photography by Laura Kackley