07 Mar

Kitchen Renovation

2015 was a fantastic year, this kitchen renovation happened!

Here’s the obligatory before and after shots.






Yes, that’s the same angle.  Significant new flow and expanded space to the kitchen, the heart beat of any home.  The doorway to the basement stairs was moved to allow the fridge to be positioned against the exterior wall and to allow the hallway to be opened up.  The poor  45 degree design on the placement of the old stove was taken down which also opened up the space (never mind the natural light) significantly.  The single sink was replaced with a double in the “galley-island”, proper ventilation for the exhaust fan was installed in the bulkhead, potlights, pendant lights, under-counter LED’s, pantry cabinets, ceiling speakers, subway tile backslash, slate flooring and natural gas for the stove.

Nicer staged photos to come!

18 Jan

Project: The Front Hall

The main complaint of the front hall closet was that it was not functional. The doorway was tight and the closet was two hanging rods deep.  Meaning anything placed on the back rod was never seen again.  

Besides the closet, there were other issues that needed to be addressed including rotted wood flooring near the front door caused by years of wet boots and shoes, worn/loosen flooring in the hall and pealing painted wall paper.

The fix:

New window   
Fixed damaged floor
Layed new walnut flooring
Removed painted wall paper 
Primed and painted