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From kitchen chaos to calm by Leslie Lee of Normandy Builders

Leslie Lee of Normandy Builders before and after kitchen Leslie Lee of Normandy Builders before and after kitchenChaos on the left, calm on the right. And that shouldn’t be interpreted as any sort of political statement, because it certainly isn’t. Leslie Lee of Normandy Builders sent us these wonderful images, for which we are very grateful to her.

The original kitchen was lined with radiators and mechanical soffits.  Poor lighting was also a problem that desperately needed to be addressed.  The new design featured toe kick heating vents, which eliminated the need for over sized bulky radiators.  Soffits were consolidated, and in many cases eliminated by clever reconfiguration of the central cooling system.  Larger windows were added to bring much needed natural light into the kitchen.  A combination of recessed can lighting, decorative vintage pendant lighting, and under cabinet lights, all with dimming features, drastically improve the overall quality of light, while allowing flexibility.

Leslie used an eye-catching mixture of colors, materials and textures.  Painted and stained cabinetry was combined to create visual impact.  Glass, stone, and metals tiles were mixed to enhance the eclectic style, and dramatic granite was chosen to complete the look.  The kitchen is lined with storage, including tall pantry cabinets with roll-out shelves and utility cabinets for tall storage.  The island design includes large roll trays and over sized drawers for storage.  A butler’s pantry, located at the kitchen entrance, cleverly hides a charging station for portable devices.

The clients were looking for a colorful and practical kitchen with plenty of light and storage.  And that’s what they got – a colorful eclectic vibe for the whole family to enjoy. More pictures of this great kitchen before and after to follow.

Leslie Lee of Normandy Builders before and after kitchen

Leslie Lee of Normandy Builders before and after kitchen

  • Kathleen

    Awesome transformation, not one spec of 1970′s in sight!


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