Kitchen Renovation

This kitchen was completely renovated. Half of the wall between the kitchen and the family room was taken out to provide a more open space and to allow light to travel around the home.  The built in counter table was specifically requested by the client for a completely customized kitchen.

Christmas 2012 Exterior Decorating

Fireplace Renovation from Wood Burning to Gas

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This original wood burning fireplace had a raised marble hearth and surround.  The wood mantel had been faux finished to resemble green marble.  My clients wanted a gas insert and a cleaner, more modern silhouette that would fit the scale of the room better.  A flush slate hearth helps to make the room more spacious and the smaller brick slate surround keep the look more contemporary. The simple wood mantel was custom made and finished to match the wood floors.  Adding two new sconces completes the look and repeats the black finish of the gas insert.

Powder Room Transformation

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POWDER ROOM UPDATE, ANTIQUE DRESSER VANITY, OVAL SINK

POWDER ROOM UPDATE, ANTIQUE DRESSER VANITY, OVAL SINK

Before, this powder room was large and uninspiring.  To transform it, we added a 1920s mahogany dresser, which was customized into a vanity by adding a sink and faucet.  By also using wallpaper, paint, a new light fixture and accessories this powder room quickly became spectacular.

Kitchen Renovation

This 17 year old kitchen was completely rebuilt. The ceiling was raised to accommodate much needed storage with higher cabinets and to add recessed lighting.  The porcelain tile was installed in the kitchen as well as in the adjoining hallway and powder room.

Foyer Transformation

This foyer was fine but a little boring.  It was given some much needed drama by stenciling the walls and painting the doors a gray/black. A stencil was used to add some much needed texture and pattern to this foyer. It now has personality and is a great introduction to the rest of the home.

 

Backyard Transformation

This backyard was a blank slate, the swimming pool, the stone surround and the landscaping were completed first. The second phase included the waterfall, hot tub and corner shed, to make this backyard feel like a resort without the commute. The last phase included the addition of a gazebo patio and a low deck leading from the home to the pool area.

A few photos of the backyard showcase the seating area which surrounds a gas firepit for cozy warmth on a cool summer evening.   The addition of the waterfall helps to soften any surrounding noise and lends some tranquility to the space.

The deck completes the backyard transformation that was started four years ago.  It is made of composite wood as it curves easier than cedar would have.  Three screens were added, one in front of the hot tub, one at side of the house to hide the pool equipment and one surrounds the BBQ area.  A stone patio was also added to the left of the deck for dining under the gazebo.

Cottage Renovation

This cottage was completely renovated from top to bottom.  The before picture shows how the kitchen was completely transformed, by removing a wall between the kitchen and eating area and by adding a counter top seating area.  A doorway was also removed in the kitchen to add much needed storage space.

Living Room Staging

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By removing the area rug and  some of the accessories – this space feels larger and cleaner and no money was spent!

Foyer Staging

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This home’s entrance was decluttered and the front door was painted and a large rectangular mirror was added to help enlarge the area.