Photo Diary of a Kitchen Renovation
Follow The Westwoods journey as they go through a Kitchen Renovation…
Before, during and after…
The Westwoods wanted our professional expertise to make their dreams a reality. The layout and functionality worked, so the focus was to update the look.
We set up a time at the showroom to go over their needs, wants, priorities, goals, what they are looking for in a company and of course their likes and dislikes. Before meeting, we encourage our clients to check out websites such as Houzz and Pinterest to begin generating ideas.
If you haven’t already, check out our article “Planning For Your Renovation Using Houzz and Pinterest” . Make sure to share your favourite images with your designer, as they will be able to decipher your style, and get a good sense of which direction to take the design.
The Westwoods fell in love with this photo for its ingenuity, they loved the unique way the cookbooks were displayed, so they asked us to somehow incorporate it into their kitchen.
The Working Session
We set aside time in our showroom to get to know one another and delve into the details more about the project. This was an interactive meeting; together we made a mess of the showroom looking at the different options including backsplash, countertops, flooring, etc…which was all part of the fun!
In this case, the designer and renovation expert went on site to take measurements of the space and determine the possibly of removing the wall separating the living room and the kitchen.
When the design includes, removing walls or adding a large island, for example, we often ask our clients to mark off the affected areas with tape to get a sense of the size, and how their space is going to flow afterwards.
After multiple meetings,and some intense decision making on the client’s behalf the designer is able to pull together the final design. Including the material & finish selections, the technical & working drawings and perspectives in order to communicate the final design.
Once we get the green light, and all the materials have been ordered. We prep the space to reduce the dust spreading to other areas of the home, and protect your home from being damaged. This includes floor protection, dust barrier, furniture protection etc…
Do not panic! We promise to put it all back together before we leave! As excited as you are for the project to get going, the overwhelming feeling of knowing you will be without a kitchen for a little can put some clients off. We try our best to make this as painless as possible.
The Westwoods made the most of their kitchen renovation by camping out and making a make-shift kitchen in their basement. Head over to our blog “How To Survive Without A Kitchen” for some helpful tips.
Progress, Progress, Progress!
The Copperstone team works together to transform the space, bringing the design to life.
The Westwoods are overjoyed with the results of their kitchen renovation, which makes us extremely happy! By adding stacked glass upper cabinets, new finishes, and removing a wall, the transformation is undeniable. Everything came together and really set the stage for the magnificent piece of live edge countertop.
Here you can see our take on the cookbook display. Featuring a smaller version of the live edge and gallery railing.
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