My in-laws house was flooded during Harvey. It was a tough experience for them but out of something negative came something positive. It is now fully renovated and I can't tell you the joy it brings me when we go visit.
Their home was built in the 1960's, the kitchen and the restroom were pretty dated. We used this opportunity to create a new kitchen and restroom from square one.
Below is a list of project must haves:
- Brightness - we accomplished this by using a neutral color palette which brought in light.
- Better lighting - we removed a few extra fans they had in the kitchen and the breakfast area and replaced them with good quality light fixtures that give off more light. This also helped the space appear brighter.
- Storage - we re-designed her kitchen to include a small island with storage as well as a pantry. This helps keep the countertop clean.
- Updated countertop - she selected a neutral granite countertop that stands out against the bone colored cabinets.
Here are a few quick pictures I took right before the kitchen demo work started. Please excuse the mess.
Here is our blank canvas.
This is the finished result! Can you believe it!? Since I took this picture we have installed roman shades over the windows. I love how airy it all feels.