These homeowners had recently made a big life change: moving out of the city and into the suburbs! Since they were experienced remodelers, purchasing a house that needed TLC was not a daunting task. They had an easy time envisioning how this house could be a home for them, which made our job that much easier and more fun! Every space received upgrades, but this kitchen and great room combination was a stunning statement. One of the main goals was to lighten up the space. To achieve this, we removed all the wood trim and replaced with white. Furthermore, the wood ceiling beams were removed and the ceiling was painted white. The floors were refinished with a lighter stain, with more brown tones than red. The built-in closets were replaced with white cabinetry. The cabinetry actually worked to make the space multi-functional; we added tall pantries for kitchen storage and a center bar area to entertain from. Even more of the perks of the new cabinetry included an apron sink with a tall neck faucet, wastebasket and recycling storage, increased deeper drawer storage, corner super Susan rotating shelves, and glass doors for display space. We flip-flopped the refrigerator and the range so that the oven and wood hood would become the new focal point. The kitchen island was painted as an accent piece, and it was extended to add seating off the backside. Lastly, new lighting fixtures were added to make each space more defined and intimate.