Our DESIGN and STAGING Skills – Real World!
Property Subject: A new construction condo in the PineHills of Plymouth constructed and delivered February 2022. Designs, approvals and remodeling completed August 2022.
Project Scope: Post Construction and Closing - a remodeling of the interior of the main living area of the home - the open concept living room / dining room / eat-in kitchen.
- Living room - designed a wall of built-ins around the gas fireplace including mantel, raised hearth, art work & TV niches and extensive floor to ceiling shelving for display & storage.
- Dining room - designed a wall of built-ins incorporating a prized piece of furniture, upper & lower storage cabinets, space for 2 wine refrigerators, prep bar & ample counter surfaces.
- Kitchen - designed a reconfiguration of the kitchen and attached laundry room into kitchen & pantry wing. Existing cabinets were incorporated; a suite of new high end stainless steel appliances were substituted - including 2 dishwashers, a 5 foot commercial sink with two taps, built-in fridge/freezer, 36 in range and 2 ovens.
- The design brief was to create a clean, bright and sleek modern look with an infusion of rustic natural wood touches and lots of lighting. The space is intended to serve as both a cozy, relaxed area for the owners to enjoy daily living and provide a stylish and highly functional venue to entertain friends and family.
- Selecting the 5 foot sink was the result of realizing that having two separate sink stations was going to consume too much floor space - this single 5 foot sink more efficiently gives workspace for 2 people to work side by side comfortably.
- The island became a peninsula - yielding twice the work & entertaining counter surface.
- The rough cut timbers of cedar and pine (shown in the wall, ceiling and counter treatments) came from large trees cut and milled locally on the South Shore - the easy sourcing and recycling of the trees added an environmentally green concept to the project - not to mention the aesthetic of bringing the outside - inside!
- Relocating an upper bank of wall cabinets into the converted pantry (and relocating the laundry to another room) provided a large wall available for art work - the kitchen gained functionality and at the same time took up less of a "visual footprint" from the living and dining rooms.
- By maintaining earth tone neutrals to the structure, pops of color are easily added and can be changed easily …… and the rainbow colored bar stools – we sourced those too!