“My clients wanted to transform it into a fun family house that they could enjoy for years to come,” Ruber says.
The plus side to all of the flipper’s work was the brand-new cabinetry, appliances, countertops and backsplash. “We always try hard to put as little as possible in the landfill and to use or reuse everything we can on these projects,” Ruber says. In this case the team kept it all, minus just a few cabinet door panel inserts.
The light fixtures over the island were also installed by the flipper, but the owners chose the colander-like pendant over the sink to add a quirky touch. They also selected the rug, bar stools and Edgar Allen Poe–esque bird. “It’s so her and really gives you an idea of her fun personality,” Ruber says.
Ruber recommends going to a good professional paint shop when it comes to painting cabinets. “They spray on a special bonding primer and make sure that the integrity of the paint job will remain durable for a long time,” she says.
Cabinet panels: Ovalesque Frost, Lumicor; cabinet paint: The Goods 0794, Miller Paint
“This is a great way to take a kitchen, change just a few things but make a 180-degree difference,” she says.
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