Nicole Goetz is the latest addition to the Medallion Cabinetry design team and she tells a story of how she designed multiple kitchen remodels, for the same family two, decades apart. It also how, when you pick the right designer, you can change your kitchen to meet your family’s changing needs.
Multiple Kitchen Remodels – Number One
Nicole’s family had a kitchen and bath design business and she met the client in 2001. They met via a referral from the client’s brother. They were adding on to their home and needed a larger kitchen for their growing family, which consisted of a 5 and 3 year-old and a baby on-the-way.
The first time around, Nicole designed a warm and open layout with honey-finished raised panel doors, a dual-purpose island, and dark granite countertops. There were a couple of challenges that would be incorporated in both designs, one being an inconveniently-placed support beam. Perfectly suitable for the client’s lifestyle and on-trend in 2001.
Multiple Kitchen Remodels – Number Two
The clients loved their space and it stood the test of time for almost 20 years. Now, their children are adults and were inviting their friends over. The clients do a lot of entertaining and decided, due to their change in lifestyle, that a second kitchen remodel was in order. They contacted Nicole and had her do the work.
This time around, the kitchen came to life in a way that was suited to the client’s changed entertaining needs and on-trend for 2018.
The first of the multiple kitchen remodels, the warm kitchen with butterfly granite was transitioned to taupe, grays and browns. Medallion finishes in rich gray Peppercorn for the perimeter and Smoke stain with lots of distressing, giving it that timeworn look for the island. The elements were tied together with white quartz and a tile backsplash that pulled the gray veining from the countertop. The countertop helps all the tones of taupe play nicely within this large space. The clients wanted to keep the custom wine bar that Nicole’s father had crafted for the first design, so its buttery tones were mixed with soft goods to keep the piece relevant.
The client had a honey-toned cherry kitchen table in the first design, and replaced it with a Pottery Barn trestle table in a warm, weathered gray finish. It plays really nicely with the kitchen cabinets!
If you would like to discuss updating your existing kitchen, or creating something for your new home construction, give us a call. We love to talk! (and listen, too).