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Michelle & Brian

Michelle and Brian’s forever home has been in their family for 20 years: 10 years with Michelle’s mom, and now 10 years with Michelle and Brian, who added twins to the happy family. After two decades, it was time for a little more space and a lot of updates. We got to work opening sight lines and adding storage to the kitchen and dining room while tackling a beast of a fireplace in the living room. And, despite Drew’s misgivings, we moved the ping pong table to the basement and made the sunroom into a comfortable seating area.

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wdt_ID Room Product Type STYLE Product Company Product Code/Sku
1 Main Floor Hardwood Flooring White Oak Hardwood Flooring - Genoa White Oak Hardwood Flooring - Genoa CRAFT Artisan Wood Floors N/A
2 Main Floor Pot Lights HLB4LED HLB4LED HALO HLB4 LED
3 Hallway Lighting Bangor Flush Mount Light Bangor Flush Mount Light Lights Canada 1440-PN
4 Office Lighting Orion Table Lamp Orion Table Lamp Lights Canada HL206201S-OB
5 Kitchen Sink QUATRUS R15 U 2 - Stainless Steel sink QUATRUS R15 U 2 - Stainless Steel sink Blanco 401519
6 Kitchen Faucet CATRIS - Single-Lever High Pressure CATRIS - Single-Lever High Pressure Blanco 401918
7 Kitchen Accessory Sink Grid Sink Grid Blanco 406349
8 Kitchen Refrigerator KitchenAid 238 Cu.Ft. French Door Refrigerator KitchenAid 238 Cu.Ft. French Door Refrigerator The Brick KRFC302S
9 Kitchen Dishwasher KitchenAid Stainless Steel 24" Dishwasher KitchenAid Stainless Steel 24" Dishwasher The Brick KDTE204G
10 Kitchen Stove KitchenAid 7.1 Cu.Ft. Slide-In Induction Range KitchenAid 7.1 Cu.Ft. Slide-In Induction Range The Brick KSIB900S

Before & After


Michelle and Brian wanted multiple seating areas throughout the house, and a breakfast banquette was the perfect way to accomplish the goal. We ran the new, white cabinets all the way over to the seating area so they would have plenty of storage and prep space. With natural light from the window streaming in, this little nook is going to be the perfect place for morning coffee.


Michelle made no bones about it: she did not like this fireplace. More accurately, she didn’t like how big it was, and once we got into it, we understood why: the bricks were mortared with concrete! Once we got all the old materials out, we surrounded the new gas insert with a patterned tile and low-profile frame, so it wouldn’t stick out (literally). As a bonus, we also replaced the frame on the lovely painting from Brian’s grandmother and hung it with care once again above the mantle.


Our kitchen redesign came with a view—namely, the one out the window right above the new induction range. But to keep that view, we had to go way up with the vent hood, and install one powerful enough to make up the distance. We built a special casing to house the vent hood, and kept a clean look that tied the kitchen together.

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Art Director: Erin Hinkley
Construction Lead: Rocco Morsillo, Morcon Construction

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