Next Generation

Salem, NH

This remodel encompassed the entire first floor of this two story colonial in Salem, NH. All the popcorn ceilings throughout the entire first floor would be removed and replaced with new smooth ones. Significant electrical re-wiring would be done and flush-mount LED lighting would be built into all the rooms. The unused coat closet at the front door would be removed to open up the flow throughout the first floor. Significant re-routing of heating was needed due to the locations of baseboard registers that needed to be removed.

 

The cramped and dated 1970s kitchen was original to the home. Functional storage was minimal and the lighting was terrible. Our clients do a lot of entertaining and needed a large functional kitchen for preparing meals and hosting guests. They did not use the adjoining "formal" dining room and wanted to incorporate that space into the kitchen. They also wanted the windows at the rear of the dining room replaced with a sliding door for the upcoming deck. The laminate flooring throughout the entire first floor was new-ish so they wanted to keep it. We had to repair subfloors and seamlessly patch-in any areas where walls came out.

The kitchen was completed with beautiful Shaker style cabinets in two colors. Simple square-edge fascia and small profile crown moulding finished the cabinetry to the ceiling for that high-end touch. Our clients were heavily involved in the design of the kitchen and wanted an elegant but functional one-of-a-kind kitchen they could be proud to show off. They couldn't be happier with the result.

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This wall will be removed and all the heating re-worked.

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View from the dining room into the kitchen. The wall will be removed.

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The dining room. All the wainscoting trim will be removed. The homeowners do not use this for a dining room.

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This window will be replaced with a sliding patio door for future deck. All the baseboard heat will be re-worked.

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Family room. The popcorn ceiling will be replaced with a new smooth one and built-in lighting.

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Living room. New smooth ceiling planned. Lighting will be installed. The beam will be wrapped with white trim.

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Family room. View toward the front door. The coat closet will be removed.

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This unused coat closet will be removed for an open feel and better flow.

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Coat closet coming out.

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Demo underway. Wall removed.

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Family room. Ceiling gone.

The Plan!
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Looking from the old dining room into the kitchen.

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Looking toward the old dining room.

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Detail of crown moulding.

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This bump-out detail solved the problem of joining two pieces of crown moulding together. It became one of our client's favorite features.

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Detail of the quartz countertop and beautiful backsplash in randomized pattern.

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New lighting and window trim to match the cabinet door frames.

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The floor between the two old rooms flawlessly repaired.

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The peninsula with eat-at bar overhang and radiused end.

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That's a full-depth fridge made to look like a counter depth with some custom modifications to the cabinet surround.

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We modified this standard cabinet on-site to store the Dyson and shelving for storage of cleaning supplies.

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We boxed-in the toekick space on the end cabinet to give the fridge surround a high-end look,

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Detail of crown moulding.

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The peninsula where the old wall was.

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The toekick heater we added to more than make up for baseboard heat that was removed.

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The new slider with built-in blinds offers ample natural light from the southwest-facing rear of the home.

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The family room with new ceiling and lighting.

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The closet is gone and the floor patched. Totally open flow now! New ceiling and lighting.

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Open entry into the home with the closet gone.

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The beam wrapped with classy, white trim. Makes the room feel much bigger and open, even though it's not.

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