Joanna recommended a full kitchen redesign, opening it up and giving it a more central location and better views. The space that is now the kitchen was, in the former layout, a craft room and mechanical closet.
After, this bright, white space features hardwood flooring that was hidden under the dated vinyl. The original backsplash tile has been cleaned, and a black border bridges the gap between the tile and the new Cararra marble countertops.
After removing existing cabinetry and fixtures, the room was tiled to the ceiling to play up the natural light and pretty view. By installing a wall-mounted vanity and toilet, they appear to “float” above the floor which adds a more spacious feel. The towel warmers in this cold climate were a no-brainer.
Beach Flip contestants Martha and Alex installed new wood flooring throughout the whole condo and removed the kitchen cabinets and pass thru wall so that the kitchen size could be increased and flow into the living and dining space.
Here comes the sun: Buttery paint, a gallery of graphic prints, and a Roman shade in a leafy fabric bring cheer to the space. Other upgrades include a gray wood bed from Target, new nightstands, sconces from Rejuvenation, and a sleek ceiling fan from Hunter. “Katie and I never thought to rearrange stuff, we just copied what the sellers had,” says Patrick. “This layout makes our room feel twice as big.”