Updated: Dec 24, 2020
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Gladstone Blvd N - Part 4
So, over a year in the making and the project was still not wrapped up. As discussed in Part 2 and 3, we were continually effected by the pandemic. My clients were amazingly patient and positive throughout it all. It also allowed for more time to really look at the existing main floor space and decide to expand the project! That domino effect phenomenon of adding to the project once you see how amazing the rest is looking is exactly what happened here.
We had a built in fireplace area in the adjacent open area living room that the homeowners thought they could keep. I warned them that they will want to change it and we agreed to cross that bridge when we came to it. Well... we did and we had three options, leave it (I knew that wasn't going to happen), do a cosmetic lift with painting the stain, changing the mantle, and removing the excessive stone above, or lastly, gut and remodel.
We settled on the face lift and got the contractor and custom cabinet maker involved in my new plan.
FIREPLACE WALL BEFORE
FIREPLACE WALL DURING: FACELIFT OPTION
This option saved thousands of dollars and it looks brand new. The doors were refaced to be identical to kitchen shaker and the hardware to match the laundry room, so that it isn't to matchy-matchy (yes, that's a technical term) to the kitchen.
MORE During Pictures-
Making a million theoretical decisions isn't easy, but stopping for a pause to make sure the clients are really loving everything before it can't be changed is so important.
We waffled between wooden bench tops and quartz for the locker seats, so during a site check in we choose the exact stain and wood species to confirm we still wanted the custom cabinet maker to do wood. We decided then also to add double barn doors to the Butler's Panty closet and then match on the fireplace mantle so that the dark wood element is in three places.
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR PART 5: AFTER
Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are!