Creating Updated Contemporary Style Across Three Spaces
Faced with an unusual, 1980s-dated home in the contemporary style of the time, Case Architects & Remodelers worked to open up the kitchen, reorganize the bathroom and revitalize the basement wet bar with an updated look.
Before the redesign, the kitchen was not only extremely outdated with old appliances and dark cabinetry, but it had 8-ft. ceilings that concealed an open space just above.
The countertops are Caesarstone quartz in White Attica – a clean white with medium veining in a dark bluish color that complements the island cabinets.
The full-wall tile backsplash adds textural interest, with a focal point at the range that echoes the island’s blue color.
“This color is very striking in the space – it’s a blue gray that has a touch of green in it, without being teal,” said Whitmore. “This dark color choice helps ground the base cabinets with the medium-dark wood floors.”
Before the renovation, the master bathroom was a tight space with outdated tile. Instead, the owners wanted a larger, open glass shower as well as plenty of storage and counter space.
After taking down walls and rearranging the layout, the master bathroom became more open, with a new contemporary style and spa-like finishes.
The design team used a slightly oversized 3-in. hex tile on the main floor, shower floor and at the shower niche for a touch of color and character.
The slightly oversized 3-in. hex tile has a contemporary style that is perfect for this house,” said Whitmore.
The new wet bar features black hardware and fixtures for a masculine appeal, which works with the client’s two large TVs in this man cave.
“The client has painted the walls a moody dark color and installed two very large screen TVs for gaming and sports viewing,” said Whitmore. “This is a very personal and well-loved space now!”