Eight weeks ago, many of us Designers and Influencers started the One Room Challenge where we transformed a space in just 8 weeks. It was quite a ride for me this time as I tackled one of my biggest design projects to date.
I choose my kitchen & dining room, because let’s face it, as you can tell by the pictures, it was the tiniest kitchen in North America, and badly in need of a makeover. I was also getting my townhouse ready to sell. When I first started the project, the real estate market was just starting to talk about a slow down. By the time I finished it, you could see the brakes being put on the market.
Since I was selling my townhouse, I picked finishes and a design that would appeal to my market, first-time buyers. There were alot of townhouses with plain white kitchens in the complex for sale, so I wanted to something different, and something a bit trendier. A bit of a risk, but I was hoping my vision would pay off.
The dreaded before pictures:
The after pictures:
Its hard to believe its the same space. I knocked down a non-load bearing wall to open up the space and move the fridge from the cramped kitchen and moved it into the former dining area.
This tiniest kitchen in North America received a complete overhaul from knocking down a non- load bearing wall to installing trendy two toned kitchen cabinets with quartz countertops, and all new stainless steel appliances.
I also added a pantry that will be the envy of the neighbors because one of my biggest beefs with the tiny kitchen that I had NO storage space for food. Now there is a double bank of long cabinets flanking either side of the fridge for storage.
Be sure to check out all the other awesome One Room Challenge projects HERE to get inspired!!!
I help busy homeowners, just like you, to style their house to make it a stunning retreat, where they can live and enjoy their home. I help homeowners, make money beyond their wildest expectations from the sale of their house by guiding them when they’re getting their house ready to sell.
Hi! I’m Debi Collinson. Designer. Real Estate Investor. It all started back in 2006, where I nervously staged my very first home. But the sellers liked their newly styled home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price, I went back to design school and the rest is history.
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