Snapped a few pictures at our final meeting about the finishing details of the kitchen design- Bar stools and backsplash.
We want something simple but with a bit of shine to give the feeling of a nice clean kitchen but without looking too busy.

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This is what we started with in the kitchen- yikes!  Heavy and dated.

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Now it feels so light and airy, I couldnt be happier with how it turned out. It has created an open concept flow through the rest of the house but the kitchen is now the main entertaining space.

kitchen view

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I’ve found through my design consultations that desk areas are so under utilized, used purely as a dropping zone for mail and clutter which is unacceptable in a kitchen where every square inch is important to the functionality of the kitchen. We instead decided to use this area for the fridge – to extend the working triangle to fully utilize the space in the kitchen- as well as a coffee bar and pantry.

There are lots of other special custom details in this kitchen that I’ll show when it is fully finished.

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Still need the new craftsman style closet doors in the mudroom/hallway area and flat stock trim to finish everything off. But the shiplap focal wall and ceiling really lend itself to the modern farmhouse aesthetic my client was looking for.
The lighting was an inexpensive find that adds much needed interest and light in this transitional, but first impression foyer space.

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hallway

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hallway 2

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I love the look so far. Simple but not at all boring.