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homebunch.com · Aug 19, 2015

Kids are off to College? Get Busy with a Kitchen Remodel!

What do you do when the kids are moving out to college for the first time? You get busy and start planning on renovating your kitchen! Every year, I get many requests for kitchen designs and this time of the year until December, the requests for my online interior design services always multiply and I understand why.

It’s never easy to say goodbye to the kids and it can be especially difficult if this is your first year as an empty nester. To make things easier on you, it’s a good idea to get out there, start a new hobby, exercise and — why not! — finally remodel your tired kitchen. I can assure you that will not only get you busy but also entertained for at least a couple of months.

This is exactly what happened to these homeowners when their kids were ready to leave home for college. For a long time, they felt their already small kitchen was cramped and closing in on them. They even considered moving but decided instead to renovate the kitchen. The layout was expanded by architect Nick Cusano of Cusano Associates Architecture Design. The interior designer, Heidi Piron Design & Cabinetry suggested a transitional design with an innovative use of space to support the mother’s gourmet cooking and all the entertaining they do. Taking into account the owner’s contemporary taste, the designer blended the home’s more traditional style with modern touches. It was a matter of simplifying the design and organizing the kitchen into easy to navigate work zones.

Trust me, projects can’t replace any kid at home, but being busy will help to ease your mind and make you feel you’re doing something new as well.

Kids are off to College? Get Busy with a Kitchen Remodel!

Isn’t this kitchen perfect? I love its layout and the crisp white cabinets with the custom-made brushed and polished range hood, which is certainly, the focal point of this kitchen.

Kitchen Backsplash

The marble backsplash is nature’s own artwork.

Kitchen Microwave & Oven Wall

Microwave and wall oven is flush with cabinet faces, providing an integrated look and feel to the kitchen.

Kitchen Fridge & Freezer

The Sub-Zero refrigerator is built into the wall for clean, visual appeal.

Kitchen Floating Shelves

The kitchen floating shelves and the 2″x 12″ rectangular tile, add to the simple, clean and modern look to the kitchen.

Under Cabinet Lights

The lighting is recessed and nearly invisible in this kitchen. LED lights were chosen since they are more energy-efficient and cast a warmer light.

Kitchen Elements

Kitchen Countertop: The kitchen island and perimeter countertop, as well the slab backsplash are all Calcutta Gold Marble.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the exactly pendant lights we see above, but Robert Abbey N616 Beehive Pendant is a very similar option. For a cleaner look, you can try Uttermost Bristol 1 Light Beehive Glass Pendant.

Similar Wall Paint Color: Revere Pewter HC-172 by Benjamin Moore.

Similar Cabinet Paint Color: Decorators White cc-20 Benjamin Moore.

I love the kitchens Heidi Piron design, and if you liked this one, you should check this other stunning kitchen designed by her: Classic Off-White Kitchen Design.

I hope you guys enjoy it!

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How are you doing today? It’s being unbearably hot in here. I don’t do well around extreme temperatures but I hope I can get out of the house today and have a good time with my best friend. She’s is visiting us from BC and it’s wonderful to have her here with us.

Before I go, I want to invite you guys to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. I just started on these two social medias and would really appreciate if you guys can joy me. I am trying to share some of my projects on them as they develop and I always try to share some design tips as well. I hope to see you guys there.

Have a wonderful day, everyone and remember to take care of yourself!

See you guys tomorrow!

with Love,

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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Sources: Heidi Piron Design & Cabinetry. Photos by Christian Garibaldi.

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