Planning the Renovation
The kitchen had been untouched for over 25 years when Carolyn and Dean bought the house. It was dated and closed-off from the rest of the house. The lighting was insufficient, and the room was very dark.
“It was awful,” said Carolyn. “Everything was oak: oak floors, oak cabinets, this whole house was oak. But I was glad it looked like that. Nothing is worse than purchasing a new home with a new kitchen that you don’t like because you it’s hard to justify ripping out something new.”
With a background in interior design, Carolyn was unafraid to envision her new space and design it to her liking. “This is a contemporary house by style,” she explained. “I wanted to be true to the style of home.”
“Carolyn had a clear picture in her head,” said kitchen designer Erin York. “She wanted a nice, open, bright, and modern home.” Erin listened to Carolyn’s vision and drafted up a plan that they fine-tuned with small changes. After their contractor verified the kitchen measurements, Carolyn and Dean contacted Erin to place their order.