Today's blogpost features a project located in Hagley Plantation in beautiful Pawleys Island, SC. The homeowners are making major updates to a beloved home they've lived in for many years and plan to stay in for retirement. The children have almost all flown the coop with the last leaving for college next year, sad I know! They hired a contractor to oversee the job which includes replacing all the window and doors, replacing carpeting throughout the house and completely gutting the kitchen, laundry room, master bath and son's bathroom (aka guest bath). They are also opening up the rear wall of the great room to transition openly into the four seasons room or sun room which will make a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the space.
The homeowners hired me for three partial design plans to make material selections for the kitchen, master bath and their son's bathroom (aka guest bath). This included specifying paint and cabinetry colors, countertops, backsplash, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, cabinet hardware and tile in the bathrooms. For the guest bath they chose to buy a pre-made vanity at retail and in the master they are still deciding between pre-made and custom. Some of the pre-made styles are very unique but it can be a challenge to get a finish sample. It is rather expensive and bulky to return a 72" vanity that won't work and so I generally recommend working with a local cabinet supplier when possible.
After our initial design meeting, the design direction for the kitchen was set and agreed upon as modern coastal. To achieve this we are going with a blue and white cabinet scheme, quartz countertops, white subway tile with a fun glass mosaic accent over the range. Of course a white a farm house sink is in the mix as well!
To create the open concept look they want, the contractor was able to remove the wall with a pass thru window that divided the great room and kitchen. This is going to make a HUGE difference in the entire flow, function and design of their new space. Here are some photos of the former kitchen for reference.
Here are some pictures I took just the other day with demo well under way! It already feels so much bigger! Because new windows are being installed, they are all walled up but don't worry, there will be lots of natural light streaming in soon. I‘m not why there is still a ref in the mix but hey whatever works, right?! Lol.
I can't wait to see this project progress and come along. It really is going to be life changing for the lucky homeowners! I'll keep you posted on the progress and definitely share the finished photos.
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