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Designed for Living: Remodeling a kitchen



 

Designed for Living: Remodeling a kitchen

Designed for Living: Remodeling a kitchen
News from NorthJersey.com:

The Designer: Sharon L. Sherman, ASID, Thyme & Place Design, Wyckoff (thymeandplacedesign.com)

PHOTO BY PETER RYMWID ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Designer Sharon L. Sherman reconfigured this kitchen to give it more natural light and storage and a better ‘traffic pattern.’

The Challenge: This kitchen has three doorways, one on each wall, which had to remain. One opens to the dining room. Another serves as the entrance to a back hallway with a double staircase leading down to the garage and up to the master bedroom. On the third wall, there is a wide archway that opens onto the family room. We needed to work around these obstacles to create a kitchen that has some natural light, lots of storage space, and a traffic pattern that accommodates all the doorways. All this, plus the client wanted an island.

The Solution: The center island, designed as the hub of the kitchen, is key to meeting all the client’s needs. The dishwasher and sink, along with a few storage drawers, are located on one side of th…………… continues on NorthJersey.com

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Related News:

Pace of remodeling picks up
News from Chicago Tribune:

In another sign of an improving economy, residential remodeling is picking up after several lean years, helped along by homeowners who are deciding to fix up places they can’t sell because of the housing crunch.

“There is an awakening,” said Rick Evans of Bauman Builders in San Jose, Calif. Last year “was like a switch that flipped,” he said.

The National Association of Home Builders forecasts residential remodeling expenditures for owner-occupied improvements will increase nationally by 8.9 percent in 2012 and another 11.4 percent in 2013. An index of remodeling contractors’ confidence is at its highest level in five years, according to the association.

“Home remodeling seems to be the one of the few areas where there’s any activity in the private construction sector,” said Brad Kemp of Beacon Economics.

The jobs are going to the last contractors standing, following a punishing three or four years in which the construction business drastically slowed during the recession and its aftermath.

Jennifer and Julien Schreyer, of Oakland, Calif., are remodeling their kitchen, paying cash from savings and investments for the job.

“The economy is getting a little bit more stable, we are feeling a little more secure, and the stock market is going up a little so we could sell some stock,” said Jennifer Schreyer, a rea…………… continues on Chicago Tribune

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