As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson removed a wall between a cramped kitchen and extra bonus room in this century-old home to build a gorgeous, roomy eat-in kitchen stocked with modern amenities. The original kitchen was completed gutted to make room for custom white cabinets, a subway tile backsplash, an enormous island with attached dining table, and stainless steel appliances. Oiled-finished wood flooring and brass accents complete the room's traditional, antique look.
It's difficult to believe that this was once a living room, but it was. Then designers answered the homeowners' wishes for a larger kitchen and switched up the spaces. Now, tall windows look out onto a marsh and wide walkways make the room easy to work and play in. Cabinet color: Benjamin Moore Quarry Rock Semi Gloss; Flooring: Sea Green Quartzite 8x16, The Tile Source; Drawer pulls: Restoration Hardware Duluth Pull in Aged Brass; Island Pendants: Circa Lighting Goodman Large Hanging Lamp in Antique Nickel; Sconces: Circa Lighting Graves Pivoting Sconce; Counter Stools: West Elm Slope Stool in Leather
When the homeowners went to renovate their 1980s home, they knew they wanted a sophisticated style that was a little more casual and up-to-date, so designers transformed the outdated library into a beautiful, contemporary-chic great room for the family. Designers worked with a local wood company to refinish the entire space, stripping the original stain and bleaching the wood to achieve a stylish "greige" stain on the walls and ceiling beams. To maintain the room's grand feel, designer chose to keep and update the gallery, which also adds height to the room. Finally, the marble clad and antique mirror fireplace surround helps to break up the wood paneled walls and the home's original handrail, comprised of brass and iron, was modified to meet modern safety codes and standards.