Caty’s Open Concept Kitchen Transformation

When you purchase a home, you are bound to find spaces you’ll want to update or improve. Maybe it’s because the design aesthetic of the previous owner doesn’t align with your own, or because a space just doesn’t function for your family the way you need it to. Whatever your motivation, our Designers at Dalton Carpet One can help you create the space you’ve been dreaming of!

For this kitchen, our Designer, Caty, was the customer! Caty recently moved into a 1960s-style ranch house that was in need of some TLC. The kitchen in her new home was last renovated in 1994, and she was ready to make some design changes. Functionally, the appliances in the home were starting to break one by one, which was one of the main catalysts to get her started on renovating the rest of the space.

The kitchen in her home was closed off from the living room, which made it difficult to keep an eye on her three-year-old son, Rush. Caty and her family spend a lot of time in their kitchen, and it was too tight for more than two people to be in the space at once. Caty’s vision was to combine the living room and kitchen to create a more functional workspace, and to update the appearance, of course! As a designer, she is privy to the latest trends and newest products, but she wanted to stay within her budget. To do so, Caty kept the design of her space to a reserved and classic aesthetic. Another factor she wanted to keep in mind as she designed this space was to stay true to the character of the 1960’s home.

The main features of Caty’s design are more on the neutral side. She chose the paint color Agreeable Grey by Sherwin Williams for her cabinets, a soft, marble-look quartz countertop, and brilliant whitepaint for the walls. To add a pop in her design, Caty went with gold hardware and blue pendant lighting. She also added color in the accessories that can be seen in the built-ins to contrast the more neutral color palette.

Caty worked with a friend of hers, who is a contractor, to tear down the wall between her living room and kitchen. In the process, they learned that there was more drywall work to be done than expected. Some unforeseen issues came up with the plumbing as well, and the cabinets were delayed. But, thanks to her wonderful team of subcontractors and Dalton Carpet One, they were able to stay on schedule! From demo day to  cooking in her kitchen again, Caty’s home renovation took just five short weeks. According to Caty, this is record time for a kitchen renovation! With the new changes to her space, she and her family are enjoying their new kitchen more and more every day!


When you’re ready to take on your next home update, be sure to give Caty DeLaigle a call! You can check out more of her Project Portfolio here!






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