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First Friday Feature: Sophisticated Glam

This kitchen and bathroom project – a partnership with designer Jenifer Wiley of J. Wiley Designs – is truly a marvel. And we must say the before and after photos really speak for themselves. The kitchen went from dark and red to classy and radiant. The half bath changed from an outdated traditional style to something spicier, yet elegant. And the same homeowners came back to us a couple of years later to convert a spare, unused bedroom into the primary closet of their dreams! Even after several years, we will love these spaces, and they were a must-share.

Before Pictures

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A Glam Kitchen

First, we eliminated fur downs and took cabinets to the ceiling. Cabinetry is Kitchencraft in the Lexington door style, Maple in Alabaster paint. Flemish glass inserts give a level of obscurity in mullion doors. Next, the floor tile was redone with an updated 12×24 shape with Daltile Exhibition Fabric Ecru tiles in a brick lay. The backsplash tile is our favorite piece of the puzzle. Lastly, the Teardrop Pillow tile from Antique Floors in Macadamia Crackle is absolutely stunning and sits atop of Copacabana granite countertop.

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We specified the sink from Elkay’s Quartz collection, a single bowl in black. Newport Brass Metropole faucet and soap dispenser in Satin Bronze accent the sink. Decorative hardware was selected to closely match the faucet’s warm coloring: Top Knobs Devon collection in Honey Bronze. Dacor appliances finish the space. A glam look indeed!

sophisticated glam kitchen detail

Provoking Half Bath

The bathroom was a small “rip and replace” renovation. By keeping the plumbing in the same locations, minimal changes were able to affect a big impact. We also topped the Palmer Industries console in Polished Nickel with a remnant from the kitchen counters, which saved some on cost. A Toto sink is complete with Jaclo decorative P-trap and supply. Finally, we installed a new commode: an elogatedAmerican Standard one-piece.

sophisticated glam half bath

Dreamy Primary Closet

The glam did NOT stop with the kitchen and bathroom. After living with those remodeled rooms, the homeowners decided it was time to makeover their private bedroom space. In the before pictures above, you can see a few glimpses of the original space: an unused bedroom with a small hall-sized coat closet. We took on the task of converting this bedroom to a full walk-in primary closet. A new custom-mullioned closet entry door gives a glimpse of the space from the bedroom itself. Glam is an understatement!

sophisticated glam bedroom

Firstly, we had to frame closed the additional entry from the hall to maximize storage space in the new room. Inside the closet, we lined the room with Textured Melamine in Corsican Weave cabinets from California Closets. Ample shoe storage fills the back wall. Hidden elements like tilt-out hampers (under the window and at the island) were meticulously thought through.

sophisticated glam closet

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