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Small Kitchen, Big Impact, We took our kitchen from the 80's to the present, all under budget.  We recycled most of our appliances, worked with 90% of our existing floor plan and turned it into a family-friendly space using Home Depot's design team, an independent contractor, Martha Stewart cabinets, and a lot of patience. Three weeks, a new doorway, and various Happy Meals later, we were done., Kitchens
Moroccan Accent Bath, The highlight of this bathroom are the two antique Moroccan doors that were affixed to a new custom cabinet. The doors were mounted with loose pin finial hinges. The backsplash consists of gray tile that extends to the back wall and contrasts well with the brighter accent hues of the Moroccan doors.

In this project it was important for the finish of the hardware to contrast well with the antique mirror. The hardware is clean, geometric, contemporary; the mirror frame ornate and looks like it came from another era entirely.

When demo-ing for the project it was discovered that the existing second story was inadequately framed in a previous remodel. In order to support the addition we had to put in new floor trusses to support the existing framing. We also had to add new laminated veneer lumber to support the roof framing. 

In order to install the new trusses we had to remove the interior subfloor to expose the framing. We then cut a 14ft hole through the front exterior roof (under the dormer) to expose existing ceiling joists so that we could install new TJI’s to support the load of the second floor framing. They were then sistered to the existing joists, which enabled us to take out the sag in the downstairs ceiling. We also had to redo all the upstairs plumbing because of the new design. All the new drains had to run perpendicular to the joists by drilling passages through the joists so they met the main drain. The result is a beautiful bathroom set in blues with very effective visual counterpoints that are also essential to the proper function of the room. 

Photos by Tommy Kile, Bathrooms
Soft aqua and saffron master bedroom, Elegant modern master bedroom in hues of soft aqua, creamy white, and saffron. This room creates a cozy retreat with a king sized bed in a 10 x 12 space., Bedrooms
Strolling the edge ... looking in., It's fun to walk the edge of the property and look in at the gardens. It's so different from looking out., Gardens
Faux Accents in Hallway, I wanted the hallway to flow into the dining and living room. The walls are Expedition Khaki by Behr, with a chocolate glazed faux accent stripe that goes along one wall.

I changed the fixtures to the hanging lights to give it a "club-like" entrance., Other Spaces
Backyard Make Over, We have a wooded lot that ba kes up to a golf course. I always wanted to landscape the yard but, with so many large trees I could never get anything to grow except for some lilly of the valley and hostas. Additionally, we had an issue of teenagers cutting thru our yard to get to the neighborhood park. During their treck they would trample some of our hostas  just as they were emerging in the spring.  So I asked my husband to remove a few large trees and create a path and planting islands. To top it off, I wanted a gate at the side of the yard that would make fhe backyard mode private and hopefully make fhe teenagers think twice about  cutting thru the yard. 
I hope you like the results., Yards

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