Project Spotlight: An Eclectic Home Renovation In Wellesley, Massachusetts

October 11th, 2016 | Kitchens

We love a good challenge! And this next project certainly delivered. We were hired by a family who was expecting a child AND in the process of moving to Wellesley from another state, into a home that needed some serious work. The client wanted to update the main floor plan, the kitchen, and a powder room, within a 14 week time frame and in a home they had only briefly spent time in. The original space was classic New England colonial style — a beautiful home, but cramped and with a dated layout and finishes. Through close work with the client, lots of inspiration images, and some seriously efficient employees, we managed to deliver the client a home renovation they loved, and one that suited their growing family.

Let’s take a look at the “after” shots, shall we?


The couple wanted a kitchen that felt contemporary, but not cold. They enjoyed industrial touches, but also didn’t want a room that felt mechanical or cliche.


Also top of the list: A large eat-in area where their growing family could enjoy casual dinners.


State of the art appliances were a must, including a professional-grade range and top-of-the-line range hood.


Open shelving was added to give the mostly-white space depth and add a casual, yet on-trend element.


A chalkboard wall allows the family to jot down reminders and weekly inspiration quotes.



Of course, in a family home, organization is crucial, and specially-designed drawers were added to house everything from spices to stock pots.


To improve function but maintain a seamless look, outlets were added to the island but concealed with special caps that match the woodwork.


No detail was spared in the space: Even the family dog got his own dining area!


A close up of the open-shelving, which was mounted onto the beautiful, yet practical subway tile walls.


The sink overlooks the family’s beautiful yard, and a large window lets in beautiful natural light.


Industrial-style pendant lights above the extra large island creates task lighting for prep work, but also a visual focal point for the room.


Last but not least: the downstairs powder room, which was redesigned to create a simple, yet contemporary space that was easily accessed from the brand new heart of the home.


For more photos of this home renovation in Wellsley, Massachusetts, visit the project images on our Houzz page.

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