Tea Towel Inspired Kitchen
When starting a renovation project, our customers often come into our showrooms with various Pinterest Pins and photos saved on their phones of what they’d like their new space to look like. The inspiration for this kitchen renovation started with a Hilton Head tea towel. When our client met with our designer, Lindsay, she explained that she wanted to incorporate this style from the towel into the design. Lindsay accomplished this by expanding the workspace in the kitchen to give an open airy feeling of the beach that the client loves so much by injecting natural coastal tones of blue and tan tones to mimic the ocean and sandy shore.
There were several unique requests by the client that our designer, Lindsay, coordinated to fit into the project design. First, the customer didn’t want any switches or outlets disrupting the design of the tile backsplash. Lindsay’s solution was to work with an electrician closely to have these wired directly under the cabinets in each space and communicate the expectations with them to have these items hidden underneath the cabinets. This also led to customizing the bottom rail size height of the wall cabinets when designing and ordering, which eliminated the chance of seeing the electrical boxes protruding underneath. In the end, the client has a seamless kitchen backsplash, without any electrical distractions. This is a feature that is truly custom and must be addressed in the beginning phases of a design to be properly executed.
The lighting in the kitchen was also a concern for the clients. They asked Lindsay to manage this facet of the project design as well. Lindsay selected and coordinated the gorgeous light fixtures for above the kitchen island and table. She also paid close attention to where the new canned lights should be placed to eliminate shadows in the room. Lindsay did a preliminary lighting plan with the new kitchen layout and coordinated with the contractor and electrician to bring this element of the design to our clients to ensure adequate lighting and placement in the space.
Another challenge of this project was matching and repairing the existing hardwood floors. With the redesign of the kitchen, the clients were relocating their pantry and removing a bank of cabinets that would allow more space for the new, and larger, island. Our team was able to find a product that matched the existing flooring in the kitchen and seamlessly install the hardwood. Now you cannot even tell where the new pieces of flooring are located in their space.
Our client also wanted to incorporate a unique island countertop design. When discussing ideas together, Lindsay sketched out a unique edge to the island that would allow the client’s kids to sit at the kitchen island, but also add visual interest to the overall concept. This sketch actually became the template that was used for the countertop fabricators to create this one-of-a-kind kitchen island. We love making our clients happy and the opportunity to flex our creative muscles for their specific wishes.
When designing the cabinets, our client had a few special requests after looking at the customization options we have at Dalton Carpet One. First, they wanted to remove the middle support from the cabinet underneath the kitchen sink to make it easier to store and access larger items. The clients also asked for cabinet accessories like a knife block drawer organizer, pull-out spice rack, pull out utensil organizer baking sheet storage, utensil drawer organizer, and peg drawer system to store dishes. All of these customized accessories and design elements allow the kitchen to function best for each of our client’s individual needs and we were happy to provide this!
Every client is unique, so their kitchen should be too! We enjoyed getting to work with our client on this project and ensure the entire family will enjoy gathering in this new space together for years to come. We know it takes a lot of trust for our clients to put their home in our hands and we strive to exceed their expectations at every step in their project. When you’re ready to take on your next home update, we hope you’ll choose to trust our designers at Dalton Carpet One.
To view more of Lindsay’s beautiful designs and to view this full project, visit her Portfolio Page here.