Ron and Sonia recently bought a new home, but before moving in they realized that there were multiple ice dams on the roof. These ice dams became extremely problematic due to the weather, which allowed water to get underneath the shingles and into the house. This started causing interior water damage in the kitchen, den and master bathroom. It got so bad that it started “raining” in the kitchen one day as snow started to melt.
Ron and Sonia were feeling discouraged about their newly purchased house, where they envisioned creating a home with room for the kids and grandkids to visit. We reassured them we’d fix these issues and help them build the home they dreamed of. After getting the ice off the roof, we assessed the damage and got to work on repairs. Since the homeowners lead very busy lives, we wanted their new home to be an oasis of relaxation and zen. They also like to travel to Greece, so we were able to creatively incorporate the Grecian theme into all the spaces.
Bright and open kitchen
In the kitchen, we made it lighter and brighter with white perimeter cabinets and a LARGE blue eat-in island. We incorporated both the white and blue cabinets into the entertaining bar space, and wrapped the carrara marble backsplash around for a timeless design.
Custom dog dish
We built a custom dog dish into the lower cabinet, surrounded with quartz. Talk about a stylish and functional kitchen!
The perfect tub
Ron and Sonia did not want a free standing tub. We got creative and found the perfect soaker tub and surrounded it with a marble ledge to match the vanity countertops.
We made the shower larger and lighter, adding a bench and niche for better form and function when using the shower.
Fresh Takes on Design:
Elegant dining room
The homeowners wanted a formal dining room, and by adding the two grasscloth wallpapers it gave the room an added level of elegance. The furniture was also important to make this space feel grand and inviting to all their guests.
A bold colored den
In the den, Ron and Sonia were willing to take a risk and go bold. So we surprised them with painting all the existing dark cabinetry to an updated look and feel. BLUE - LETS GO!
Have basic bookshelves? Add easy-to-install peel and stick wallpaper! We added K+L Signature wallpaper behind the bookshelves to break up some of the blue and added pop of dimension in the room.
We wanted this room to feel like a spa, so we played with calming and luxurious materials to create a peaceful space. Chrome plumbing fixtures by BRIZO bring this spa inspiration to life.
Annie recently had major water damage to a rental property caused by some improper prior renovations. She got a call from her tennent that one of the toilets was overflowing. A clog in the sewer line caused the toilet to back up and flooded the basement bathroom, laundry and living rooms with sewage.
As we assessed the damage, we discovered a couple problems that could’ve contributed to the clog. Plumbing wasn’t done correctly when the previous owner installed a shower in the laundry room. Also, the discharge hose from the laundry machine was emptying into a tub without a lint trap, creating a build-up in the pipes. As we started on repairing the basement, Annie was onboard with leveling up the space to make it more functional and well-designed for her tenants.
A functional bathroom
We made a functional bathroom, instead of a free-standing shower with a separate toilet room. We added a wall with a pocket door to access the laundry room separately, making it a more Jack and Jill feel to maximize space.
Sink with storage
Saved space with a fun/industrial wall-hung metal sink and black wall mounted faucet with a metal storage rack that hung from the sink for simple storage solutions.
Fresh Takes on Design:
Pops of color
To give a pop of color, we incorporated a vertical shiplap wainscoting along the perimeter in dark green paint. Then, because it was such a small space, we wallpapered the upper half of the walls with a simple and clean K+L Signature Wallpaper designed with yellow and white accents.
We chose a water resistant vinyl plank tile in light gray to match the flooring in the laundry and new bathroom. This makes the space feel big and clean.
We had so much fun taking these houses from damaged and dysfunctional to inviting and practical. Now these homes are safe and functional for the families living in them.
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