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AFTER- kitchen space
Minnetonka Kitchen Remodel - Part 2
This space was so exciting to shoot. Now, if you notice it is not professional pictures...
First the client asked to reschedule, then the photographer, then Covid hit...
so I decided I wanted the pictures more than I needed them to be professional.
Some things about this project that were important to point out:
We needed a header when we removed the kitchen walls and the homeowners decided to use the flooring so that it tied the space together. When I did a site check in and asked why they didn't finish the edges, she told me that their life and marriage is also under construction and always needing work so this reminds them that everything is a work in progress. I loved this!
Also- the counter top... we had selected a quartz because the client loves to cook and needed a maintenance free counter. They wanted light and when I was selecting at Astonia I found a few contenders. The clients chose a white based honed quartz that was perfect with all the other selections.
It was installed and they loved it...until...
It started to stain and show scrapes! I was so confused and frustrated that the reason I chose this particular one was doing exactly what it wasn't supposed to.
We tried slurry, which is a mixture to help buff things out, but that didn't seem like the permanent solution. After thorough investigation, we found out that the rep for Astonia was supposed to have clients sign a waiver for honed quartz warning that it WASN'T maintenance free (and disclosing that it wasn't a good choice for people who are admittingly hard on their counters). Astonia was never told this nor given the sheet and thank goodness had only sold it once.. to me, otherwise numerous people would have been in this predicament.
After getting the supplier and distributor involved we reselected and had it replaced (free of charge to the clients). Original stone is pictured here though.
-rework entry and remove current office walls and coat closet to be new formal dining space ✔
-remove walls that close off kitchen for open concept main floor living✔
-updated white cabinets ✔
-light solid surface counters✔
-transitional style ✔
-more counter space✔
-cabinets with better function and layout ✔
-use current appliances to save money✔
-remove half wall by back entry for better flow and function✔
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR Edina Kitchen- Gould PART 3: After Pictures and Client Interview
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!