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Style and color inspiration. The homeowners were looking to freshen up these spaces with Cheapest Place to Buy Cabinets transitional style. The gardens outside all of those windows where the homeowners love to work out their green thumbs inspired the renovation. “The color palette for the new kitchen and living room is a fresh oyster base with pops of celeries and greens in different textures and patterns,” Sterling says. “And my client didn’t want a bright white. Oyster became the white in here.”
Kitchen island. The large communal island makes casual entertaining easy, with the work side separated from the seating. It sits between the refrigerator, range, ovens and sink and is Cheapest Place to Buy Cabinets convenient to the eat-in area. (We’ll get over there in a minute.) It also has a large countertop for laying out food and drinks for parties. A later change from the original floor plan, below, was adding an overhang on both sides so they could accommodate four counter stools.
Counters. Here’s a close look at the quartzite countertops. Quartzite is a natural stone that has beautiful veining patterns that resemble those found in marble, but it is much harder. This one is called Taj Mahal. Sterling notes that the majority of her clients have been opting for quartzite over Cheapest Place to Buy Cabinets granite or marble for the past four years.
Hardware. Other rooms in the house had warm unlacquered brass accents, so Sterling brought in the same finish throughout the new spaces via the hardware.
The hardworking island includes deep drawers for pots and pans and a microwave drawer.
Window treatments. Sterling helped her clients choose a beautiful hand-blocked fabric for the valances and fixed Roman shades. “I chose fixed Roman shades so they can stay at the perfect height, and they cover mechanical shades,” she says. Worth noting are the small details here — check out the way Cheapest Place to Buy Cabinets the Roman shade is cut to tuck in beneath the crown molding.
Small appliances. These countertop cabinets hold all of the small appliances such as the coffeemaker, and there are outlets for them inside.Justine Sterling DesignStorage. “Storage was a priority for the homeowners. They love clean, organized spaces and don’t like to leave stuff out,” Sterling says. She gave them ample storage solutions. This long row of cabinets that extends down the hall serves as a landing zone for the family. If you look at the floor plan you can see how they enter (from the left side in this photo), walk down the Cheapest Place to Buy Cabinets hall and can put away their things rather than plunking them down on the kitchen island.
Floor plan. Before we move on to the eat-in area and family room, here’s a plan to help you see how everything fits together. Those cabinets in the previous photo face the kitchen in the middle of the plan. It also shows that there is a walk-in pantry behind the refrigerator. There is a formal dining room and living room on the first floor in addition to the spaces shown here.
After. The kitchen is wide open to this sunny eat-in area. “We used the same paint color throughout all of these spaces,” Sterling says. “This created continuity and makes it feel bigger.”Justine Sterling DesignThe eat-in area incorporates a built-in window seat along the large garden-view window. There is Cheapest Place to Buy Cabinets hidden storage beneath the bench.
Functionally, the space serves not only for family meals together but also for homework and paperwork. This spot with its expansive view of the backyard is the mother’s and daughter’s preferred workspace. (Dad moved his office into a bedroom upstairs as a result of this renovation, as his old office now serves as the family room.)
This room is their main TV-watching spot. Creams and leafy greens continue the color palette. Sterling gave the owners a metal tray so they can keep coffee table things corralled. This Cheapest Place to Buy Cabinets suits the homeowner’s love of having a place for everything.
The contractor built a beautiful new mantel that works with the new style of the room."