As can be seen from the before photo, this space (and the rest of the house) was in need of better lighting as well as more appropriate finishes. The top newal on the stairway jutting into the ceiling was poor design and the style overall did not fit the otherwise modern space. A glass & brushed steel railing was installed, along with a more interesting color palette and an entire new lighting plan to properly illuminate the space and colors.
The dining room before was hardly inspirational to entertaining. With the use of warm colors, good lighting and drapery to soften the space it now is inviting to all.
The wall adjoining the dining room was removed to open up the space and allow for the fantastic view of oak trees growing out of the back deck area.
The inefficient free range was replaced by a cooktop and relocated to this area to provide better function. The previous location was installed with a double wall oven and pantry closet. A new larger window was installed to allow more natural light into the space and the shallow double sink was replaced with a single 12" deep sink for washing larger pots & pans.
This space was very closed in and the fluorescent "skylight" very unattractive as well as ineffective. We completely gutted and replaced everything. All new cabinetry, lighting, appliances and plumbing fixtures were installed. A new hardwood floor was installed throughout the lower level to the adjoining spaces.
This was a challenging space due to the lack of enough lighting and the extreme volume of the space. The concrete floors were stained a warm coffee brown and the walls painted in a sequentially dark to light cafe au lait color scheme. The extreme height of the ceiling was brought down a bit with the use of the wall mounted telescoping track lighting. This style of light fixture is excellent for lighting the art work as well as washing the walls to bring out the warmth of the color and give the entire space an inviting glow.
This kitchen had no effective work space or storage. Though this wall faced west there was very little natural light coming into the space. By removing the existing window along with the upper cabinets we were able to allow a spectacular view to the ocean as well as provide more linear work space by extending the lower cabinets & counter. Having more window & view creates a feeling of the kitchen being larger than it is.
Though we did not relocate the appliances (the structural layout would not permit this) we were able to create greater efficiency and aesthetic beauty by replacing all the appliances and cabinetry. Each unit around the range optimizes storage and organized access to necessary cooking utensils.
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