One Room Challenge Link Up- Week 5 of the Client Kitchen Remodel


Welcome to Week 5 of the ORC link up!  If you are new to my blog, click here for the beginning of this 6 week challenge and the details about the creator, Linda, of Calling It Home.

So, we are on the home stretch, and frankly, it has been smooth sailing!  I feel so lucky to have such amazing clients and such a satisfying project!

This week we got the light fixtures installed along with the hardware for the cabinets.

Here's a sneak peek:

I'm loving the industrial looking pendants and the semi-flush mount ceiling fixture.  The former ceiling fixture looked like this:

I'm not a huge of fan of flush mount lighting -- and that's why we went with a semi-flush mount.  It adds a little depth and dimension to the ceiling and doesn't compete with the pendants.

I can't wait to show you the final reveal next week!


Check out the other participants here.

One Room Challenge Link Up - Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the One Room Challenge, created by Linda from Calling it Home.  She's challenged talented designers and invited those of us in the blogosphere to create a room transformation in just 6 weeks.  

I am working with a client on a kitchen renovation.  The renovation is taking place within the original footprint of the kitchen and we are working with a moderate budget.

Click on these links to catch up if you've missed the last 3 weeks.

This week we focused on finding counterstools, finalizing paint colors for the cabinets and the walls, confirming hardware, lighting and refinishing the floors!

We ended up going with these super affordable counter stools from EZMOD.

(via the EZMOD website)

And BTW, EZMOD has excellent customer service!  One of the bases arrived damaged and they sent a new one, lickety split!

The options for the stain on the hardwood floors were presented:

A sneak peak of the painted cabinets:
(blue tape is being used to open them since the hardware is not here yet!)

And just to recap, this is the kitchen before:

And this is one of our inspiration photos:

We're getting there!

Tune in next week!

Check out the other participants here.


Week 2 of Kitchen Remodel - One Room Challenge Link Up

Hi there!

Well it's been a busy week!  If you missed last week's post about the challenge of remodeling a kitchen in 6 weeks, click here for Week 1.

The kitchen started out like this:

And here it is today:

The overhead hanging cabinets have been removed, and the doors and drawers of the existing cabinets have all been replaced with shaker style fronts.  It's amazing how much more light and airy the kitchen feels without those hanging overhead cabinets!

Extra storage was needed in this tiny kitchen, so we had the cabinet maker create some more space:

Our plan is to have carrera marble countertops, white cabinets and a white tile backsplash like this:

The linoleum floor will also be replaced by hardwood flooring and I'm excited about the new lighting that will be installed.

I created this design board for my clients with some ideas about how it will all pull together:

Next week we hope to have the carrera and tile installed!  

Be sure to check out all the ORC Link Up participants at Calling it Home!

Stay tuned!

One Room Challenge! Linking it up!

Hi all,

I'm so enthused to be able to share that I am joining the One Room Challenge (ORC) as a linking participant.
Linda from Calling it Home created the ORC as a motivational and inspirational six week challenge to get one room designed and finished.  She's invited 20 bloggers, and then spread the love by allowing those of us who would like to link up to participate as well.

So, what is my One Room Challenge?

It's a client's kitchen, that we are going to endeavor to modernize without changing it's footprint.

Here it is before:

What's our goal?

Here's our inspiration:

Traditional Kitchen by Minneapolis Architects & Designers Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd

We're planning on removing the overhead hanging cabinets, painting and refacing the existing cabinetry, replacing the formica with carrera marble slabs, adding a backsplash, new lighting, upgrading appliances, eliminating the vinyl flooring and replacing with hardwood....and creating overall pizazz!

All within a moderate budget!  

Stay tuned for next week!