I received a call from someone who was well into the process of renovating her kitchen. She found herself unsure if she was making the right decisions with the details. She wanted to know what color to stain her new wood floors, where to end the crown molding, whether or not to keep her current custom window treatments, how to update the fireplace, and color options to paint the kitchen, dining room, powder room, and family room that can all be seen from the kitchen.
As you can see, this beautiful kitchen is well on its way and heading in the right direction!
In the dining area and in the family room, they would like less formal window treatments.
They are keeping all of their existing furniture and carpet for now so the color choices need to coordinate and provide a fresh look.
The ceramic tile will remain in the powder room because it carries in from the large foyer that is not being renovated at this time. She considered replacing the vanity top and sink to coordinate with the quartz counters that are being installed in the kitchen but I suggested she wait.
If she were to install a white/gray quartz top, the toilet would need to be replaced to match. Then the white toilet would draw attention to the dated floor tile and the room would look incomplete. It would become an obvious situation of old vs. new in a very small space. The way it is now, it is complete so I suggested that they freshen up the wall color and not update the sink and toilet until they are ready to replace the tile floor.
On the second floor, completely removed from all of the renovation, she wants to freshen up the wall color in their bedroom.
After a second visit, most of the decisions have been made and painting begins tomorrow! I’ll share the decisions that were made and the reasons why, when I am able to show you the finished rooms.
If you are renovating or even just freshening up your house, I can help guide your decisions, put things in perspective, and prioritize your projects.
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