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Lakeside Retreat

As you might expect of any lake home in the area, this would often be used as a refuge for its owners and guests, so making it an efficient and interactive space was a priority. With a large, open great room and soaring ceilings, there were many improvement options to consider, and our clients were very open to them.


Removing a ledge from one end of the kitchen allowed us to design the entire space with taller cabinets, which the space could easily handle. Large decorative beams were added to visually bring the high ceilings down and make the entire space feel more comfortable.


Dark stained cherry cabinets, offset by lighter wood flooring, created a warmer feel to the environment. A tasteful interchange of white and black solid surface tops brought a beautiful element of visual interest to the design. On the perimeter, the sheetrock walls of an existing angled pantry were wrapped in cherry woodwork stained to match the cabinetry, visually connecting the entire area.


A large island was configured to allow seating for six on one end, with a new cooktop featuring built-in downdraft exhaust on the other. The large space within the island was designed with elements of necessary storage in mind.


A nearby powder room and a wet bar were remodeled in similar warm tones and tasteful splashes of tile. The project took a different turn in the master bath where selections leaned modern, but continued the theme of warmer tones.

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