One of our favorite parts about being a full service real estate agency is working with buyers. 9 out of 10 times our buyers already have a pre-determined wish list and there's a 99% chance that a large, updated & modern kitchen is at the top of that list. Of course, that comes with a price tag. We take great pride in finding diamond's in the rough for our clients and helping them get the open concept kitchen they want without the high price tag of new construction. Such is the case with our Plaster & Lace Home.
This house was built in the early 1940's and well "preserved" we would say! We're pretty certain there wasn't a single update to the kitchen with the exception of some 1980's appliances...and maybe a 1993 microwave. Needless to say, the kitchen & dining area were TINY! To say it was "galley style" would be generous.
The second obstacle was opening the kitchen into the current "formal" dining room. A small doorway divided the kitchen from the dining room and a closed off archway separated the dining room from the main living area. The rest of the house was accessible by a narrow hallway.
After the walls came down the entire room became one and was now a long rectangular space.
Now the fun begins! With the amazing amount of natural light now coming into the home (now that the lace curtains had been removed) the buyers thought it best to compliment the gorgeousness of the space with a bright white kitchen. Shaker style cabinets were selected along with a Super White Level 5 granite (very much similar to marble but without the upkeep). They wanted the kitchen to fit the space but also to be a focal point for all who visited. A traditional dining room was not for them, so they opted for a built in dining bench to continue with the open concept theme. We think the results speak for themselves.
The living room was completely transformed with just a new paint color, refinished floors and small design elements.
Let our real estate professional help you find your diamond in the rough and help transform it into a true masterpiece that you are proud to call your own!