Kitchen and powder bath remodel proves that small changes can have a big impact

Deliberate alterations made during kitchen and bathroom remodel leave lasting impressions. 

Some of the best remodels are more thoughtful reset than they are complete overhaul. Take this recent powder bath and kitchen remodel. Rather than make wholesale changes, Hammer & Hand worked closely with clients and designer to make the right changes. (For more about our services, visit our kitchen and bathroom remodeling pages.)

“We could’ve touched everything on the project but instead we decided to work with what we had and focus on important details that’d make a big difference,” said designer of the project Stephanie Tottingham.

bathroom details
Photography by bright designlab.

Hammer & Hand updated the client’s powder bath just off of the kitchen with a new toilet, sink, and vanity.  The color of the wallpaper ties the room to the updated kitchen, while the wallpaper pattern helps defines it as its own space.

new appliances, ventilation hood, and sink basin

The lion’s share of the work took place in the kitchen. Additions include new appliances, ventilation hood, and sink basin.

refaced cabinets with antique hardware

Refaced cabinets breathe a breath of fresh air into the space and limited the work scope by improving what was already there. Bronze hardware found at the House of Antique Hardware accentuates the cabinets.

tile back splash and fridge details

To open up counter and cook space, Hammer & Hand removed cabinets above the stove and replaced them with a stainless steel ventilation hood.  The subway tile backsplash is an upgrade that won’t become outdated anytime soon.

Rather than buy a new fridge, the clients better integrated their existing sub-zero fridge into the space by adding white paneling that matches the new cabinet faces.

Here’s a better view of the tile backsplash. The remodel added some much-needed function to the space as well.

“Before the remodel, the old oven wasn’t big enough to fit a turkey in,” said Hammer & Hand project lead Daren Claymon.

The clients replaced the small oven with a larger convection oven, selecting a model with just a few buttons so as not to muddle the simple design of the rest of the project.

The faucet and the sunken sink basin whispers elegance and is a good example of the deliberate nature of the entire remodel. The clients choose the faucet for its ability to be operated with one hand while cooking, as much as for its pleasing design.

Cardosa countertops

For the kitchen counter tops, the clients handpicked a gorgeous slab of Cardosa stone, with its unique grain pattern, feel, and durability.

Remodels can be disruptive, but we work hard to minimize their impact on our clients’ daily lives. To this end, Daren used zipper walls to contain dust and ensured that the clients could access and use their kitchen throughout much of the project.

“Sure there was some noise and dust,” Daren said. “But the site was cleaned up at the end of every day, instead of only at the end of the project.”

Big thanks to folks on the project team for sharing their insights into the planning and execution of this project – their vision and hard work paid off.

To view the full gallery of project images, visit the Council Crest Kitchen & Bath portfolio page.

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