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Judy's Kitchen
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The kitchen and living room were both small and poorly designed. There wasn't enough storage space, which caused the existing counters and tabletops to be cluttered and messy. Furniture was too big and lumpy, adding to the general chaos. Inexpensive doesn't have to be boring, or disheartening, but it proved to be in this jumbled space.


The decision was made to gut the rooms and start from scratch. This doesn't have to break the bank if you use imaginative materials and design solutions. One of the best ways to unify adjoining spaces is with a continuous floor, which we did, choosing the rich dark tones of Wengewood laminate flooring throughout the living room and kitchen.

We reconfigured the kitchen to hold a magnificent bar-height table that can now accommodate Judy's large family. The passageway between the kitchen and living room was widened, and a new wall of cabinets not only extends the storage potential, but also makes a brilliant focal point decorated with a one-of-a-kind wallpaper mural.

All the new cabinets were custom built with melamine (plastic laminate) boards. To infuse some luscious colour, we applied turquoise Plexiglas to the uppers and bronze metal veneer to the bottom cabinets. The contemporary stainless steel backsplash tiles complement the appliances and the sleek new look of the kitchen.

To re-organize the living room, another wall of storage was built, but this one is an open jigsaw design made by the Facelift team (open the pop-up in the after photo below for instructions). Slimmer sofas, a streamlined coffee table and a milti-layered side table are comfortable and contemporary.

The clever mix of materials, metals and colours produces an inviting home ambiance that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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