Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the scheduling and kick-off of a new project that we forget to take the before photos! It's the cardinal sin of renovation. Ugh! What a disappointment! BUT, we still have the after photos to enjoy.
We will tell you that this one was a fun surprise. We don't often have a newer upscale home that is already beautifully finished, but just not in the client's style. That was the case for this gorgeous West Knoxville home. While the oversized stain finished semi-custom cabinetry was attractive, it just wasn't what the clients' loved. But don't fret, every item removed was salvaged and either sold or donated. We attempt to do this in all of our builds.
For this home we did a complete kitchen and master bathroom gut and renovation. We adjusted the kitchen layout to create a better flow, moved the window upgrading it to a push-out, added wall sconces over the sink, created a wall of full cabinet storage, and installed an oversized island that would adjoin the kitchen table of their choosing. The goal was to create a specific color palette requested by the client and give a modern but transitional sense of style.
These clients opted to keep and reuse the existing island lights. They also added a wine cooler and additional pantry space. These beautiful full-overlay flat panel door style cabinets are also from our in-house Bertch line. We chose to run the boxes to the ceiling with a glass front detail on the uppers. The floors remained the red oak sand and finish hardwood that was existing in the home. It required some work due to the change in layout. What a beautifully finished kitchen!
The master bathroom was also a huge change from the stain finish cabinetry and darker granite, to the drop in tub with surrounding deck it once had. This bath also was divided with a private shower and toilet space in a separate part of the bathroom. The clients requested that we remove all dividing walls and design a new space with loads of style and without relocating any of the fixtures. We think it turned out to be one of our favorites!
The free-standing tub with a custom tile detail floating above it is the centerpiece to this new bathroom retreat! The floor-mounted tub filler and wall sconce light fixture add the perfect touch of metal for the backdrop. The high-end tile detail is surrounded by a cost-friendly subway tile to finish the entire wall without draining the budget. The subway tile continues into the custom shower with well-designed niches, overhead rain shower, and frameless glass with exposed sliding hardware.
The vanity space is finished with semi-recessed sinks, wall-mounted faucets, bevel framed mirrors, and a reduced height vanity space dividing the sinks for the beautiful and petite homeowner to sit while getting ready. The top-down, bottom-up shade offers both privacy and sunlight in the space. We hope you love it as much as we do!