Ann Stockard of Normandy Builders worked her magic creating a much more open floor plan by widening the wall between the dining room and kitchen. She created an arched opening to tie into other existing arches in the home. The window on the back wall was patched back to allow space for the range with adequate landing space on both sides creating symmetry.The rear entrance was moved into the kitchen with a full glass window to let in light in lieu of the old window. This allows for a direct route to the kitchen when unloading groceries, and allowed the powder room to be enlarged by acquiring the space of the old hallway. The removal of a pantry also allowed for an island to be added.
The cabinetry, countertops, backsplash and flooring range from light to dark colors in a warm color palette. However a variety of textures were purposely chosen for added interest. For example, the backsplash has an iridescent, glossy quality to it that contrasts the honed Caesarstone countertops. Lighting further enhances the colors in the space. It is highlighted with recessed canned lighting and pendants that compliment the stainless steal appliances. Under cabinet lights were chosen for task lighting, but they also enhance the warm colors in the tile backsplash and countertop. More afters – and lets be honest, there isn’t much to see in the before selection – follow.