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Rye Kitchen Revealed!

11-23-11

 

Do you remember this project we featured on our blog a few weeks ago? It’s barely recognizable from its earlier photos! Minimizing the impact of the renovation on the family, we were able to have the kitchen up and running within 5 1/2 weeks, leaving week 6 to wrap up the final touches, such as finding the perfect pendant light and barstools (courtesy of Crate & Barrel).  The final touch should arrive any day now — a custom magnetic bulletin board. We pulled the blue from the piping of the custom window seat cushions for the frame and used a cream colored board for a kid friendly hub of family notes and information.

In the adjoining living room, we installed gas starters in the 100 year-old fireplace and replaced its dated brick surround with a gorgeous non-combustible marble. We kept the beautiful architectural mantel and breathed new life into it with a coat of fresh color. Maintaining the home’s beautiful architectural elements while being sensitive to what’s needed for the family was the key to protecting the value of this home and building confidence with the homeowners. As it often happens, an ongoing relationship blossomed once the homeowners saw the result and experienced firsthand how easy it was — so watch our blog for more before/afters from this family!

 


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