Kitchen Transformation on a budget

Location

Chelmsford, MA Chelmsford, Massachusetts
United States
tearing down walls, glass tile, cabinet refacing
Kitchen view from entry walls opened up! / tearing down walls, glass tile, cabinet refacing
Location: 
Chelmsford, MA Chelmsford, Massachusetts
United States

A home childcare business, baking business, 2-boys-sports, coaching, entertaining, kids, kids and more kids-the lifestyle of a young family from Chelmsford!  They needed a major update to their living space but had a budget that seemed unrealistic.  However, the wife grew up here and knew she wanted to keep the old cabinets that were structurally very sound and functional.  They have sentimental value to her but were just old and ugly.  We had to keep them.   So with the client's wishes and a small budget we had no other choice but to look into cabinet refinishing and refacing.  A process I was unfamiliar with.   Well- the artisan who did an amazing job on the refinishing-(can you really tell?) saved us thousands of dollars to spend on a new lighting design,quality fixtures, fittings, appliances, and black shiny granite tops with a striking glass tile backsplash.  The color scheme was inspired by an ocean glass green bowl the client won in a Yankee Swap. (you never know where inspiration will come from)  Designers are faced with limitations on every job but sometimes those limitations allow you to produce a product so valuable to your client that improves their lives immensely.  There is no better feeling for a designer.   I will work with any budget or limitation.  There is always a solution.    What makes a project like this so successful are clients who knew what they wanted and that they had given me budget upfront.  This doesn't always happen but that can lead to other challanges and limits to overcome that I dream about to solve on the next project!

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