kitchen renovation

Nip and Tuck

My Appleton project can best be described as a house that just needed a little nip and tuck.  It was a great house, but just wasn't my client's style.  They brought me in at the very beginning and we made a plan!  This included paint colors, lighting changes, a new bathroom, kitchen updates and some much needed personality.  The biggest structural change was closing in a portion of the ceiling in the family room.  It was open to the second floor and was a total waste of space.  I also saw a ton of potential on the fireplace wall and had to close in that opening as well. Jennifer Taylor Design

Jennifer Taylor Design

Jennifer Taylor Design

What a difference, right?  We closed in the ceiling, added trim and gave the fireplace wall A LOT of personality!  Oh, but wait.  Let's look at the kitchen.  It got some design love as well.  The island was small and not functional; so we replaced it, painted all the cabinets, replaced the counters and added the best tile on the splash.  The tin behind the stove just wasn't working for us.

Jennifer Taylor Design

Jennifer Taylor Design

Jennifer Taylor Design

I don't know what I love more about this project.  My clients were a dream to work with and I can't wait for them to get all moved in.  I also can't wait to share more with you once I take some final photos.

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Chez Sois {take one}

I'm starting a new job and I'm hoping to bring you all along on the design journey with me as I help my client transform her townhouse from a seventies gem into a true reflection of herself -  "a totally feminine home".  It's a top to bottom renovation - flooring, walls, cabinets, lighting, etc.  We're even tackling new furnishings.  Every surface (inside and out) will be changed and I couldn't be more excited about the possibilities.

The first phase in doing a project like this is creating an overall design plan.  I go room by room, making a list of what the client wants done, what needs to be done and what I think would make the space amazing.  I review my initial notes and the photos I take at the initial consultation.  It's crazy how much you see in photographs that you miss during the first walk-through.

Here's a little taste of what the place looks like today and you can see lots of inspiration photos here on my Chez Sois Pinterest board.  The client put together some great idea books on Houzz and I pulled from that to create the Pinterest board as we move through this project.  I'll continue to add to it, so please follow.  It's going to be a fun ride!

Family Room - The dining room is on the other side of that railing.
Family Room - look up and this is what you see.  A window into a bedroom.

Kitchen - I can't wait to get my hands on this.

Kitchen - Need I say more??

Front Exterior - Paint colors are in desperate need of a change.

I hope you will continue to follow me on this project and see the transformation that will take place over the coming months.  Oh, did I mention we have a September deadline?!?

Thanks for reading,
Jennifer