This condominium had not been updated at all since it was originally built in the late 1980’s. The kitchen had the original wood stained cabinets and Formica countertops. An unnecessary soffit in this space blocked residual light from the living room. 11. Before
We completely remodeled the kitchen. High-gloss contemporary cabinetry was installed with quartz countertops. All new appliances and hardware were also installed. The refinished ceiling, which was now closer to the height of the rest of the rooms, makes the kitchen feel more connected to the rest of the house.
There was an existing chandelier in the dining room, but it just seemed to impede the flow through the open floor plan. Instead we installed a series of recessed lights that give plenty of light and also remove harsh shadows over the dining table.
The living room was an altogether different proposition. I have always enjoyed small, confined spaces, but this one really was tricky. The space only works with seating on either side of the fireplace, which for some reason, was not centered so any combination of seating was unbalanced. Fortunately we were able to re-center the fireplace (it was a stand-alone unit) and create a space with strong symmetry and a pleasant layout for furnishings.
The floors were re-planked in white oak and the walls, which were originally finished in a bumpy texture, were re-finished in a smoother, sophisticated finish.