Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before & After: Farmhouse Transitional Kitchen

This kitchen surprised me.  Some kitchens you just know are going to be an amazing transformation.  Anytime you add a window, open up a wall or a ceiling, there's going to be a "Wow."  For this space, we didn't need to knock a wall down - it's big eat-in kitchen already.  The clients didn't really… Continue reading Before & After: Farmhouse Transitional Kitchen

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Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)

Welcome to my last "Kitchens of 2018" post!  (Oh good, I thought she'd never stop sharing these blurry site photos.)  How is your January 2019 experience?  My life feels back to "normal" from the nasty December that I had followed by the chaos of the Christmas holiday.  I'm really enjoying being a part of this… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 1)

Happy New Year!  I'm writing this on a bitterly cold (but sunny) new day in 2019.  I am a reflective person, but I'm not much of a backwards looking person and I think there is a difference.  One of my many self-preservation skills is a lack of desire to dwell on the past.  I think… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 1)

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Good Ol’ Days: Heat, A Snorkeling Mask and Plaster – This Old House Part 5

I am at the point in my kitchen remodel where I am questioning the entire Interior Design industry and the deceptions that are Pinterest and Instagram.  Why do I feel the need to update my kitchen?  It worked just fine before.  Yes, it was dark and the cabinets were over 60 years old, but it… Continue reading Good Ol’ Days: Heat, A Snorkeling Mask and Plaster – This Old House Part 5

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Do you really need ice?  The first weekend we tore up the kitchen (read about that here) we moved the refrigerator across the room to let more light into the room.  We never hooked the water line up and we were suddenly sans ice.  I thought Dave was waiting on moving the water line, but I… Continue reading The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Before and After, DIY, Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

It's been 2 weeks since we took out a wall in our kitchen (if you missed that post, you can read about it here).  We have a small, 1930's cottage-style house and taking this wall down only served to let much needed natural light into the kitchen.  It did not join it miraculously to the… Continue reading Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

Before and After, DIY

DIY Home Renovation Project in a Weekend: What NOT to Do

I never took any before photos of the kitchen in the 1930's house we have now, except for this one corner  It's a small, dark kitchen that, according to my mom, feels like a dead end.  It's 1960's pine cabinetry with one small window.  It's a tile floor that reminds me of an auto parts… Continue reading DIY Home Renovation Project in a Weekend: What NOT to Do

Before and After, Interiors

6 Tips for Living Through a Home Renovation

I have some sweet, patient clients who sent me this cartoon recently which summed up their feelings for living in their home during a major remodel.  As a designer, I go through one home renovation project after another.  The pain for homeowners is on my mind, but I can go weeks without thinking about it… Continue reading 6 Tips for Living Through a Home Renovation

Before and After, Kitchen

Before and After: Rustic Modern Ranch (as Seen on HGTV)

Thank you to everyone who was able to sit down and watch my HGTV debut on Saturday's House Hunters Renovation.  If you don't have access to that channel, but you're an Amazon Prime member, you will be able to find the episode in about 3 weeks.  I think it's an entertaining episode - there's a… Continue reading Before and After: Rustic Modern Ranch (as Seen on HGTV)

Before and After, Kitchen

Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel

This home is a beautiful, old Park Hill home built in the early 1900's.  It has the original dark wood trim, original tile fireplace, a beautiful entry staircase, intact stained glass everywhere and a front porch I could probably live in full time.  You would not know any of  this though from the above photo.… Continue reading Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel