A Penny for your thoughts

Two clients with such different aesthetic ideas and methods to processing information, they challenged each other and me along the way to great-results. In the beginning, we were coordinating everything to suit the cook of the house and existing flooring that they didn’t love, but intended to keep.

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Careful inventory of items and habits made storage one of the easiest details to settle. Small-details in appliance sizing and function lead to big decisions in details of space. A larger refrigerator meant less set-off space, but taking the concept of a desk and maintaining similar storage out of sight and simply continuing the counter height resolved that detail. Moving the sink wall out 2” meant a gain of counterspace and walkway in such great proportion it was decided that the additional cost was well worth it. We eliminated an abandoned door and its trim to gain a little more space for the cooktop and were able to add an arch that compliments similar arches throughout the house. After rounds of cabinet color and style meetings, we selected a flat panel Cherry door with a ginger stain that was modern yet complimented the rustic house exterior and flooring. The same routine ensued with counters and a decision to wait a few months for new inventory of granite to see if a newer material or variations would come in and with luck that decision paid off with one amazing granite. When all of this came together, it was clear that these new amazing selections were going to be so wonderful that the old flooring was going to be a major let down with all the new beauty. After three final decisions on floor, we all agreed on a very light stone-look porcelain in a very large format to go throughout the house, a major decision that required some additional painting and wall color selections. It all came together!