This kitchen, dining room, and bathroom remodel took place within the walls of a custom home designed and built over 20 years ago to resemble a castle. Turrets, stone and gargoyles adorn the exterior, but the interior was dated and missing some much needed playful drama.


The kitchen space-plan was configured to create better flow by rotating the island and shifting the peninsula.  The floor was still in good condition but moving the cabinets would expose some of the unfinished floor. Lucky we were able to source some of the original tile allowing us patch the floor at a considerable cost saving as well.


Some of the high-dollar upgrades included new alder cabinets, quartz countertops, a slate and glass mosaic backsplash, and all new appliances.


Replacing the original builder grade baseboards, window casings, and doors didn't break the bank and finalized the remodel. Knowing where to save and where to splurge can add value without sacrificing functionality, durability, or aesthetics.

In the dining room we added soffits and crown molding. We selected chocolate brown for the ceiling and the vibrant red for the walls. These architectural details add drama while the color selection makes the large room feel cozier.  The multi tier iron chandelier fills the volume of space with warm light.


Medieval accent pieces throughout the space remind occupants that they aren't in your typical suburban estate.


A powder bath near the kitchen was a perfect opportunity to be bold. We went with a deep emerald green paint on the walls and high ceiling. A custom floating wood countertop with a live edge and a glass vessel sink give life to this small space.

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