Once again, we had the pleasure of working with Nicole and Mike, the brilliant team behind The House That Social Media Built (THTSMB). With their knowledge of the home remodeling industry, they transform outdated and dilapidated homes. Their social media followers vote to choose different parts of their remodeling projects, which is how THTSMB got their name. In this latest project, they transformed a rundown house into a beautiful getaway with nautical charm.
Voting on Cabinet Colors
On a previous project THTSMB worked on with CliqStudios’, their followers voted on the layout and style the kitchen. For this project, their audience voted on the color of the kitchen island. The choices were Garnet, Urban Stone, and Navy. The winning color was the CliqStudios finish Navy, a perfect choice for matching with the nautical design of the space and the surrounding White cabinets in the style Dayton.
A Beautiful Island
For this eye-catching navy island, Nicole and Mike wanted to add personality and storage. They worked with their CliqStudios kitchen designer, Vanessa Hernandez to make this happen. “They wanted more detail on the island, so we did open shelves and a drawer for storage,” said Vanessa. The open shelves are the perfect spot for decorative items or cookbooks.
Another useful storage solution added to the kitchen was pull-out trash and recycling bins next to the sink for easy clean-up. Tray dividers were also added for easy organization of longer, awkward items like baking sheets and cutting boards.
White and Navy Cabinets
The use of white cabinets helps balance the space and allows the navy island to shine. White and navy blend together for a traditional design with a modern twist.
“I like the white and navy together,” said Vanessa. “They added a huge window over the sink to bring in the outside view and natural lighting. The natural lighting makes the navy pop,” said Vanessa.
Dayton Shaker cabinets add a clean style that easily fits into both traditional and contemporary spaces alike. In this case, the Shaker compliments the nautical themes throughout the kitchen.
A Coastal Style
The kitchen has a nautical, coastal charm. Coastal designs embrace ocean hues bright whites. The style also uses natural light and natural fabrics to bring elements of the outside into the home.
In this home, the uses of blue and white cabinetry and accessories fits the coastal theme. Because of the neutrality of the colors, the kitchen is easily adapted to fit other looks. “You can dress the house differently because of the flexibility of the colors,” said Vanessa.
Those are almost the same dimensions as our kitchen. We asked for a similar design with the same Dayton cabinets, in a single white color, and were quoted between $12-$15k. How is this kitchen under $8k?
Dimensions is only one aspect of the pricing. Cabinet insert accessories, decorative panels, return panels, molding, possible wood hood instead of stainless steel - all can add up to 20-40% of the total cost of the cabinetry. You can always go back to your designer for a second look.
I deconstructed and redesigned my mid 30's Craftsman House. I truly Iove that I was able to salvage the heart pine hardwood floors and the same wood in the tongue and groove ceilings.... The pictures tell an amazing year long journey of painstakingly repairing ancient doors, hardware, cast iron sinks. This has truly been an honest labor of love a lot of grit and determination. I'm not quite completed, there's a great deal of landscaping to accomplish, the poor grounds really took such a beating with dumpsters in and out on a regular basis. I Iook forward to showing "her" off in all her renewed splendor,❤️