Our team is often called in for work on historic homes, but newer homes need makeovers too. Yes, it’s true. The new home that you purchased not that long ago may be ready for a renovation. In fact, homes that were built in the early 2000s and even later are depreciating in value, aesthetically speaking. Kitchens and bathrooms are the top two culprits. This kitchen and bath remodel in East Greenwich, RI exemplifies how a new home can be improved and customized to a homeowner’s hopes and dreams.
When our clients decided to move back to the New England area in 2012, they chose picturesque East Greenwich, RI as their destination. The 5-bedroom Colonial built in 1997 was fairly new, but the homeowners purchased the home knowing they would eventually make necessary updates to suit their family’s needs and to ensure a higher return on investment.
In 2017, our clients came to Red House to help them reach their remodeling goals. The two focus areas were the outdated kitchen and a double-entry full bathroom located on the second floor. The Red House design team got to work and presented design concepts that met our clients’ needs. After a bit of tweaking and refining of details, a fabulous yet functional space was created.
First, the existing G-shaped kitchen layout was opened up by removing the peninsula, greatly improving the flow of the space. The small island was replaced by an extra-large island, designed with seating at one end, ideal for entertaining. The cooktop was replaced with a range and was relocated to a perimeter wall for ease of use.
Taking advantage of the soaring cathedral ceilings, outdated light fixtures were swapped out with 3 stylish glass pendants by Kichler. All of the existing traditional style maple cabinets were replaced with linen-white shaker style cabinets. The result was a light and open transitional style kitchen, much better suited to our clients’ personal style. Granite countertops in River White were installed throughout. Venetian bronze hardware by Baldwin completed the look.
Cherry cabinets were used in the bar area which complimented the linen white, creating a nice contrast. Our design team customized the cabinets and drawers to be a more useful storage option for the designated bar area. A wine cooler was a nice added touch. The wall color is a peaceful Sherman Williams Agreeable Gray.
A second bathroom should not be overlooked when it comes to customizing your home. Upstairs, this shared bathroom with Jack and Jill double entrances was thoughtfully laid out. Separate areas for the shower and sink are ideal for shared space on a busy morning. New custom white vanities with Quartz countertops in Calcutta Classique were installed at each of the two entrances.
Next, our team designed a gorgeous glass shower featuring white, Carrara marble tile and a pebble mosaic floor. Striking, natural slate floors were a stylish selection to give the room contrast. The stand-alone shower replaced a tub and walled off shower that had previously crowded the room. The more open layout increased the visible light from the impressive arched windows. Polished nickel fixtures and hardware were used creating a classic look. Finally, Benjamin Moore Oyster Shell replaced the drab beige wall color. Recessed panel wainscotting was designed to add visual intertest.
Following this project, the homeowners invited us back into their home for more renovations. See how we transformed their master bath in East Greenwich Master Bathroom Remodel.