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Designer: Hello Kitchen | Photographer: Avery Nicole Photography | Construction: Skelly Build

Organization is key to beauty in every home, but especially in tighter spaces like those found in our Chestnut Neighborhood Kitchen. Custom cabinetry and smart design won the day plus the hearts of our homeowners in this beautiful Chestnut Neighborhood kitchen, hallway and guest bathroom remodel.

In the kitchen, we demoed all the existing cabinetry, countertops and backsplash and donated the existing appliances (save the refrigerator) to a good cause.  The original flooring and walls were all that remained in this blank slate of a kitchen. We demoed, framed and drywalled the window to the left of the porch in order to creatively add additional cabinetry and storage into this spaller space.

We built and installed custom paint grade 2” shaker cabinetry to meet the unique storage needs of this kitchen. The cabinetry includes glass fronts at the dish hutch, pantry pull out drawers and under sink inserts, a paneled dishwasher and wine fridge, and a custom bookshelf in the spot where the old window used to be. We love a bold perimeter cabinetry color, and Farrow & Ball Duck Green in satin finish does not disappoint. We simply stained the custom island with a natural clear coat in satin finish.

We installed Allied- Maestro Venatino Quartz for both the kitchen countertops and backsplash. According to the design plan, we installed a floating storage shelf above the cooktop topped with solid brass Paxton hardware for both style and functionality.  Continuing the brass theme, we installed brass knobs & drawer pulls to tie the cabinets all together and coordinate with the brass sink fixtures and the Heirloom Gaselier Pendant Light above the kitchen island. What a striking kitchen!

Speaking of tight spaces, too much of the existing hallway of this home was being taken up by a clunky barn door system.  We demoed the barn door and installed a ghost door with a hidden railing system in its place. This door sits much more flush to the wall and frees up space to pass by one another in the hallway. New custom iron railings and a fresh paint job finished off the renovated look of this hallway and staircase area.

The guest bath area is another tight space which sits under the stairs and has angled ceilings and limited floor space. To save space in this area, a wall mounted faucet and gorgeous stone floating vanity replaced the existing sink, vanity and cabinetry. Wainscotting was added to the main wall of the bathroom and the entire room, including the walls, ceiling, and trim were painted in Sherwin Williams Sea Serpent color.  This color adds such drama to this small space and pulls out the beautiful colors in the stone vanity. New electrical lights and brass fixtures complete this amazing bathroom transformation.

Our Chestnut Neighborhood home goes to show that even while working within the existing footprint of a home, a custom renovation can completely transform the functionality and feel of any space.

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