Scope of Work
We started with taking down a storage loft and removing all the cabinets and Spanish saltillo tile. My client didn’t want white cabinets and everything on a farm gets so dusty and dirty so we know a color cabinet would be a great option. I love how we chose to do all custom cabinets with a contrasting island that matched the hood and family room builtin (not shown).
The black and white tile paired nicely with the Taj Mahal Quartzite stone top and kept everything fresh and current.
The lighting and hardware pulled everything together.
Let me preface my review of my new farm kitchen by sharing the fact that I personally have no sense of design and no pre-conceived ideas for the use of interior space, but I am interested in home remodeling, as I watch a lot of HGTV!
“Change” is not something that agrees with me in any part of my life. Kammy was able to take my request “for more light” in the kitchen beyond my initial concept to create an innovative home space that I am proud to share with my friends and family. She was able to take a dark, drab, confining and outdated kitchen and open it up into the living area in ways that I would have never imagined. A someone who works from home on a farm, I had many non-traditional functions I wanted to include in my new kitchen that Kammy was able to implement into her design. This included extra storage for pet foods and supplies, files and family heirlooms, display cases, shelves and wall space for awards and treasured items, lots of flat work space, and easy access for a group of people interacting across the kitchen, dining and living room areas.
Kammy allowed me choices and made suggestions, but not enough to confuse me all at once with this major remodel. The end result is beautifully layered light and space which highlights a kitchen that will last my lifetime. Kammy was able to laugh with me, cry with me, step up to the plate when there were pitfalls during construction, and applaud the successes throughout the design and remodeling process over several months. This project was not as much about the destination as it was about the process and our friendship, the give and take as the design was shaped and implemented, and the feeling of “home” that one can anticipate when working with Kenman Design. Without Kammy, her knowledge, and here vision, I would have muddled through my retirement years in my farm home always wondering and wishing for what have been. Now I feel as if I have it all in my beautiful kitchen, and I do! When one opens the front door and enters our home, there is a true sense of welcome and hospitality. This is a new home space to celebrate and enjoy. Thank you, Kammy!