Master Bathroom: this customer loved a bathroom she saw when visiting a model home. Her master bath was needing a renovation and that bath match her expectations. With that idea in mind she asked me to create a room using the same concept as the model home bath. Simple task. A modern look bath with slab dark doors and long stainless steel pulls. With a small change in the design the storage space was increased significantly by adding a tower cabinet. The bath tub received a skirt to match the cabinetry. The makeup and the toilette areas, not in the picture, also received matching cabinetry more than double the bathroom storage and creating a more delightful environment. During this renovation the homeowner also changed the floor, shower and tub but decided to keep the existing wall paper. The height of the vanities were raised to give more comfort to the users.
Kitchen MakeOver 1
This well maintained seasonal home was in a need for an update. Between their Florida trips, the homeowners decided to remodel. Their requests were to create a more productive and modern room without change the kitchen footprint; integrate the breakfast area to the kitchen thru extending the cabinetry and, hide as much as possible the appliances. Take cabinets to the ceiling, utilize corners, add accessories inside cabinets and add panels to match the cabinets to the main appliances are some of the solutions created. Adding a dry bar with wine cooler and display cabinets and wrapping the back of the peninsula wall to match the kitchen cabinetry, integrated the kitchen and breakfast areas tremendously increasing the storage around the room.
Kitchen MakeOver 2
The challenge for this project was not different as many others. An updated looks for the kitchen while keeping the room footprint and the floor; increases the storage space; keeps the job whiting an affordable budget and minimum interruption on the family routine; are frequently requests homeowners have for their Designers. The small kitchen had no room to play. The answer to that equation, it was to design a cabinetry that maximize the space with minimal but well selected inserts. The upper cabinets received small moldings under and above to add details to the layout. The old kitchen had an imbalanced area by the sink always uncomfortable to the homeowner eyes. The new cabinets connected to a bridge over the pass-thru, beautifully resolved the situation turning it into an attractive focus point.
Kitchen MakeOver 3
This homeowner sold her apartment in N.Y.C. and decided to move to her vacation home in a private horse community in Florida. The builder laminate kitchen was not sufficient. An elaborate kitchen created with small changes in the footprint what allow the floor to remain. The homeowner passion for horses was the theme for the ambience. The renovation created more storage, a dramatic change in the scene but kept details from the original kitchen as the unique cabinet handles and decorative horse’s tiles. The space was very small for an island, but the client insisted in having an extra counter top area. The solution was design an island with wheels covered by a base molding. The cart, in a contrasted color, received a wine rack for only few bottles in order to become a tool for parties within keeping light weight to roll. The Interior Designer who assisted the homeowner play with the bright colors on the walls and accessories taking advantage of the natural light in particular at the shelf created at the window.
NOTE: All the jobs pictured above were done during the time I was working for Kitchen Art of South Florida.