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What a fun few weeks we have had here at DecRenew Interiors by Ruthie Staalsen!
We finished up about 4 big remodels about a month ago so have been doing some photo shoots! Photo shoot days always involve a lot of packing, lugging, wrapping and sweating but it is always worth it!
I thought I'd post this Industrial Farmhouse kitchen first since I just love it! We only have a few before pictures of this kitchen which makes me sad. I met with the client for a walk thru consultation to discuss what they wanted done and how we were going to proceed. It was a fantastic consultation with loads of brainstorming and thinking on our feet with my team. Before I left their house they said they would let me know when they were ready to proceed with the demo.
The next day I got a call from them saying that they were leaving on vacation that week and decided they wanted the demo to go ahead and start while they were gone. Ok then, I love decision makers! So refreshing!
My team got busy but we forgot to take before pictures, urggg! We did get these few!
The kitchen was incredibly un-functional and was closed off to the rest of the house. I suggested we open it all up and create two islands. One in center of the kitchen for their prep work, etc. and the other one where we opened up the space into the family room.
They had a formal living room that they hardly ever used so opening up the space into that room made sense.
They had a round dining table in the kitchen area that they used daily. We made the bar area nice and big so the family can sit and do their homework while mom or dad cooks.
The family room had beams but they were off scale. We widened them and added new beams to the area where we tore down walls.
There are barstools on each side of the island as well because we all know the kitchen is where everybody hangs!
The kitchen was totally gutted and we started from scratch.
The wood floors were the last thing to go in and once they were down it all came together beautifully, just like I saw it in my head during our walk thru consultation :)
I just love the handmade subway tile and the lighting we chose, it really gave the kitchen that industrial farmhouse feel. I think Jo Jo would approve, don't you?
Stay tuned for more before and after from some of our other remodels!