first friday feature: new kitchen and bath

First Friday Feature: New Year, New Kitchen, New Bath

Happy (belated) New Year to everyone! As we welcome in 2022, we also remind everyone to think about their home. What are some things that you like? What are some things that you want to change? During our original quarantine, we helped write up some tips on how to start a wish list for your new kitchen or bath remodel. And the start of the year is the perfect time to do so. Need more inspiration? We wanted to highlight a great feature today to help jumpstart your creativity. These homeowners are repeat clients, having originally remodeled a kitchen and primary bath with us back in 2015. They actually signed right before the New Year in 2014! Over the next five years, life changed and they found themselves moving to a new house that needed a little work done. They once again had a New Year contract, and we began work in 2020 on a second kitchen and primary bath remodel for them. Let’s check out these fun spaces!

A Warm, Traditionalesque Kitchen

Previously this kitchen had two L-shaped corners with a tiny little island in the middle of the workflow. We modified this by creating a single expansive island with seating for five. We also closed off the additional entry to the formal dining space – at client request – and added a tall stack of pantry storage cabinets. Cabinetry is from WW Woods (Eclipse, frameless) in the Aspen door style. We specified Arctic White paint with Slate highlight and brushing on the perimeter while painting the island and niche cabinet a Repose Gray. The Reeded Knob and Shrewsbury Pull from Top Knobs are used as decorative cabinet hardware. The island seating area hosts a reclaimed walnut plank surface while the remaining kitchen counters are Cambria Ironsbridge quartz tops.

Atop the counters, you can see Daltile Atomic Age 4×8 bevel field tile in Taffy as the backsplash. By reinstalling the existing hood, we saved some to use on a brand new Dacor appliance package for the remainder of the kitchen. The island hosts a Blanco Silgranit undermount sink and is complemented by Newport Brass Gavin plumbing fixtures in polished nickel. We specified a faucet with a pull-down feature for ease while cleaning. The separate filter water faucet is for everyday drinking. Behind the island, the niche cabinet has antique mirror inserts for extra flare.

A Spa-like Bath for the New Year

The primary bathroom was completed at the same time as the kitchen, and actually had more things to work on! The existing closet protruded into the room and created a dim hall-like area for the secondary vanity. By reconfiguring this space, we made room for not only that second vanity sink area, but also a new seated vanity area outside the new closet entry door! Cabinets in the bathroom are also WW Woods, Aspen door but finished in a Mindful Gray paint. We also used Top knobs hardware in the bathroom, but we changed to the Emerald Knobs and Pulls collection. Quartz counter surfaces were also a must in this highly used space. Caesarstone Frosty Carrina is used for a more subtle marle look-alike.

The main floor tile is from Marble Systems: their Silver Clouds material. Shower walls, shower floor, and tub surround tile is a Contempo White marble from Daltile. The shower is also finished in a clear, frameless glass surround with polished nickel hardware and clamps. The horizontal door handle doubles as a towel holder for the shower. From vanity faucets to shower fixtures and accessories (i.e. towel bars) we used Brizo’s Virage collection in polished nickel. Vanity sinks are Toto, as is the commode, and the tub is the Pembroke freestanding from Victoria + Albert.

Whether 2022 is your “New Year” for a remodel or not, we hope we’ve inspired you to think about the possibilities in your home! And be sure to check out some of our most recent features: this Midcentury Revive kitchen project, and this Family-Friendly Overhaul in Lakewood.