If you could change one thing in your home to make the biggest impact, what would you choose? With a few simple changes, this Connecticut home found a way to capitalize on its open floor plan.
Elements #1 & #2 – Counter Tops & Backsplash
Granite counter tops are great, but not when it makes your kitchen look and feel small. We replaced the dark brown granite countertops with white quartz and brightened up the kitchen even more with a white tile backsplash.
Element #3 – Flooring
Hardwood oak flooring is lovely – durable, low maintenance – but very plain vanilla. The homeowner opted for a hand hewn wide board oak instead. Very wabi sabi. To connect the whole level, and make it feel even more spacious, the new flooring also replaced the marble tile in the front entry.
Element #4 – Lighting
Nothing updates a look faster and easier than a few new lighting fixtures. In the dining room and the front entry, updated and more efficient lighting was installed. A must for every kitchen – under cabinet lighting – was also installed.
Element #5 – Unified Color and Texture
When there is a change in wall color, even if the wall continues, the eye stops and makes the room feel smaller. A few walls were repainted to be the same color to add to the feeling of spaciousness. Unifying the texture of the cathedral ceiling to be smooth, like the rest of the house, gave the great room even more height.
Element #6 – Open Walls
Nothing opens up a room more than literally opening it up. A large section of the dining room wall was removed, as well as the decorative columns around the entrance, to let the familial energy easily flow from kitchen to entrance to great room.
It was our pleasure to execute the interior design of Pamela Fatone from PFNY Designs in New York City.
“Since I’m not from the area, I found Matt through an online search, and we and the client got along well. What I like most about Matt is that he is concerned with the quality of his work and demands the same from his subs. My clients were VERY pleased. Its great to know someone in this area and I will call on Matt again.”
As you can see, simple and well executed changes can make a huge difference in your home. If you’d like some help to update, please give us a call at (860)630-1330 or get a quote.
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