A ROOM WITH A VIEW
When Marc and Dee were looking for a warm place to escape the brutal winters of Maryland, they found the perfect location at the end. The problem was that while the site was perfect, the home was less so—by a long shot.
Faced with whether to rebuild or remodel, the new owners ultimately decided that remodeling the concrete block, traditional style, ranch home would be the best way to get exactly what they were looking for, while retaining the basic footprint of the house. Any similarity ended there.
Described by Marc as cramped, dark, and not taking advantage of the beautiful view, the homeowners made a decision that the original kitchen, dining room and living room should be opened up—including vaulting the seven foot tall ceiling—to create one large room perfect for living.
Larissa says that the key to making the space work was thoughtful design with every element. Transitioning a corner in the kitchen to maintain continuous work flow, keeping the cooktop flush with the countertop, and the ability to exactly line up appliance panels and hardware with adjacent drawers were some of the details she could accomplish using Fabuwood cabinetry products. Larissa chose the Dunkirk cabinet door style with the Butternut finish for a clean and contemporary look in keeping with the new perspective of the home. Other cabinetry pieces are by Dynasty, and are a perfect scenario of how the two cabinet lines worked together to create a kitchen where sightlines are visible from every angle.
Marc appreciated that the combination of both Fabuwood and Wellborn products helped he and Dee achieve their vision, and yet were able to keep costs manageable in areas where they could. Describing their new space as open and airy with lots of light, it is every bit as pretty as it is practical and a perfect example of the modern, straightforward style they were hoping for. And of course, it makes the absolute most of their fabulous view!