When the homeowners fell in love with the house years ago, they were a married couple enjoying their modern, split-level home and the 30 acres of surrounding land. Today, while their family has expanded and now includes three children, their home has not. Feeding a large family within a confined kitchen isn’t easy. There just didn’t seem to be room to expand.
Divine’s expert designer Mariette Barsoum brought a fresh new perspective to the home. Why not flip the kitchen with the existing, but seldom used, dining room to create a larger space and the casual atmosphere their family craved?
Now, this close-knit family enjoys their meals either at the “breakfast table” adjoining the striking blue concrete island countertop or in the more formal dining area that now opens up to the rest of the home. To keep the family organized, custom cherry-stained cabinets house a workstation (mom loves the doors that hide any “mess” when company comes over) and a fun chalkboard keeps important tasks top-of-mind.
This new kitchen is now open and airy with new, vaulted ceilings and lots of wood grain to reflect the surrounding natural landscape. Splashes of color treat the eye in every corner: from the ceiling-high blue glass backsplash to the festive pottery featured on the open shelving. Better still? Larger windows and sliders to the backyard flood this “cook’s kitchen” with light.
Simple changes opened up the space in ways the homeowners hadn’t even imagined. Now there’s a place for everything…thanks to ingenuity of design. Interested in seeing more? The renovations continued in this home with a full kitchen remodel, an addition, guest bathroom, master bathroom, and staircase renovation.
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"Mariette, you and your team have been a pleasure to work with. I am thrilled with my kitchen and my bathroom vanities and would highly recommend your firm. If you ever want to have people stop by my house to show them any of the cabinetry, I would be proud to show off my kitchen and bathrooms. Thank you again and best wishes for much continued success!"
- R.G. Sudbury, MA