Project Reveal: Cedar Point Kitchen
Project Reveal: Cedar Point Kitchen
Our amazing clients (now friends) bought a beautiful home that needed a kitchen refresh with a moderate layout tweak, paint (top to bottom), stair refresh, hardwood refinishing, furnishings, window treatments and accessories. Oh, and there were only 8 weeks until they needed to move into their home. We love a challenge and helping good people. We have amazing partners and knew we could help our new clients make decisions that would would benefit their budget and timeline, so we jumped in head first!
A little back story – our Cedar Point clients reached out to us in February 2021 with a unique situation during a pandemic. They were relocating from the south and living in an Airbnb with 2 kiddos (with another on the way!) as well as 2 fur babies. Add to the mix closing on their new home at the end of March and moving into their new home 2 weeks later… big exhale!
If we got this call today, we would have to say “We are sorry but we cannot achieve this objective. We can help rethink your plan, but no way can we have your design, selections and materials here in 6 weeks, nor can we find anyone to come into your home this quickly.” Looking back I am still shocked we were able to make this happen! We succeeded because of our great partners, a lot of work, and many late nights. As we approached the finish line, one of our favorite contractors who helped us through this project told me “E, never again”. Yikes, I agree B, I agree!
We created a tight schedule in partnership with our trade partners and took this tuscan kitchen and well loved and lived in house and turned it into the sophisticated coastal New England home our clients were looking for.
The first 3 weeks were dedicated to onboarding, planning, scheduling, concepts and reconfiguring the kitchen island. We showed 3 kitchen concepts and we were so happy they gravitated to the “Modern French Country” concept because it felt fresh, modern and sophisticated. We truly wanted to steer clear of trend and go for something evergreen and classic for this growing family.
The 3 weeks prior to start date there was one on-site meeting for measurements and we went into procurement mode.
We wanted to brighten and lighten up the heaviness of these gorgeous custom cabinets and refresh the kitchen layout for a growing family. During the 2 week (turned 3 week) refresh, every room got a fresh coat of paint from top to bottom and the floors were refinished in a rich warm Provincial stain. Our trade partners knocked it out of the park with this one!
Classic Coatings – Anthony and his team painted all 3 floors including the finished basement, main living space, and second floor. Everything was refinished including ceilings, walls, trim, built-ins and fireplace.
Fine Finish Painting – Vlad took this dark tuscan kitchen to Modern French Country with Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze lower cabinets and Uppers in Sherwin Williams Snowbound.
B Hughes Builders – Brian’s his team and trade partners made our island design a reality with new cabinets, legs and building the Island that truly changed this kitchen layout. Not to mention the floor refinishing, basement carpet installation and the electrical and plumbing changes at the final hour!
Jason from Douglas Lumber worked some major miracles to get us cabinetry in under 12-16 weeks when current supply schedules were estimating quite a bit longer.
We kept the perimeter cabinets as they were custom, in great condition, and simply beautiful. Due to the timing we ordered 2 new cabinets, 2 island legs and a wine fridge to create the new island. Custom cabinet refinishing was handled by Vlad. New countertops and backsplash in Misterio Quartz enhanced the beauty of this kitchen. Layering in the pendant lights and brass hardware and fixtures added touches of fun and elegance.
We are beyond thrilled with the end result of this kitchen design, our clients happiness in their home, and the wonderful memories they will create with their kiddos at this kitchen island. We look forward to the latest project with these same clients as we head into 2022. Stay tuned for the Cedar Point Addition!
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: LUMINIST PHOTOGRAPHY
Revealing some small but mighty spaces today. Our clients wanted to increase the functionality of the garage entryway, which had a full bathroom and laundry closet. They only needed a 1/2 bathroom here, but wanted to add a mudroom space and keep the laundry in that area. We love problem solving and tackled the layout challenge!
This kitchen went from dark and cramped to open and bright! It still has tons of storage, features and style. . The overall goal of this renovation project was to create better flow, maximize space and increase the natural light. Of course we also wanted to make sure they have plenty of storage and functional features.
My old dining room had a distinctive farmhouse style, but I have been transitioning my home from a to be more boho-farmhouse. My overall goals were to have a brighter, lighter space that still fits with the older stye of my home. The house is a 1874 farmhouse that has had a couple of thoughtfully added additions put on during its 140+ years. I also wanted some additional storage space, a wine fridge, and I wanted a larger table that could comfortably seat 8-10. Erika and I love mixing old and new pieces as well as different styles to give character and function to a room and we took the same approach here.
Today we are sharing one of our favorite projects to date. When we met these clients we connected with them from the start. That’s super important because it’s been a long process (even longer thanks to the pandemic) but construction is about to kick off and we are so excited to see these changes come to life. Today we’re going to share some of the plans and talk about certain decisions that were made and why. Obviously this is a really condensed look at the process, but it definitely covers the highlights!
We are design experts but not financial ones…but we know people often debate the best way to finance their home improvement projects or maybe aren’t aware of all the options. That’s why we’ve brought in an expert on this post. Welcome to our guest blogger, Jennifer Nunes who will take us through home equity, 203k loans and other financing options.