Many times when I go back to visit clients in their new homes, I am AMAZED at how they dream up their remodels. This particular past client ripped out an entire load-bearing wall to completely open up the main floor at her new home, and the result was stunning.
With the help of her family, the wall between the kitchen and living room CAME DOWN. To do this, a beam had to be put up into the attic to hold the weight that the previous wall had held. What a difference this made to the living room and kitchen – completely opening it up and making it so airy and spacious.
With the wall gone, they needed to redo their kitchen cabinets, and these they purchased at LS Supply, along with her new counter top. She kept the same refrigerator and dishwasher that came with the house – they were in great shape. For flooring, she looked at a ceramic tile that resembles wood – an inexpensive option that looks amazing! The color that she chose matched the original wood floors that are in the bedrooms – not too dark and not too light. A fresh coat of Bay Waves paint by Valspar freshened the whole place up!
Originally, there was only a window by the kitchen table, so her and her family put in French doors – easy access to the backyard! there was access to the backyard. One of my favorite features are the attachments for the French Doors that have blinds inside – this is so much cheaper than purchasing the French door with the blinds between the glass, and they work just as well! I had no idea these were even available! So cool! She went to HomeGoods for her curtains and to Lowe’s for her curtain rods. They kept the original chandelier over the kitchen table – I just think it is so elegant and pretty, and really lights up the beautiful work they have done to this home!
I was so excited when my client told me she opened up the floor plan. This is essential these days, as most people love the open, airy feel it brings to a home – I know I do! I was honored to help this client “unlock new doors” here, and I was honored all over again when she took the time to invite me back in to show me her hard work. This home will be a blessing to many, I just know it.