This kitchen remodel was a bit more unusual than most because it involved retrofitting a showroom display into an older home. In addition, there were many considerations and obstacles to overcome during the remodel. First was integration & design, next was salvage, and finally, coordinating timing
Here at Bella Domicile, we are constantly updating and rearranging our showroom to exhibit new design ideas. This means having to sell our old displays at discounted prices- we love when our old displays go to a new and happy home! That’s exactly what happened with our Tuscan-styled Dutch Made Cabinetry display. While it was a beautiful display it was time for it to be removed so we could make room for new product. Here are some things that our designers did to make this display work at its new, permanent home.
It happened to be perfect timing for everybody involved. We don’t always have large displays for sale, but the sale of this display coordinated perfectly with the client’s project and timeline. The homeowner was able to be flexible as we organized the careful removal of the display from our showroom with the construction happening in their own home.
The client fell in love with everything about this display – from the beautifully detailed cabinetry to the tile blacksplash. Luckily we were able to rescue the decorative tiles in the backsplash to help create the look that the client so enjoyed.
Integration & Design
Of course not every piece of the display could fit perfectly into the client’s own home. This was, after all, a kitchen specifically designed for a certain spot in our own showroom. The existing cabinetry was re-configured to fit the client’s own space, and some new pieces were added to complete the look. These new pieces needed custom finish samples ordered, so the handmade characteristics remained the same throughout all of the cabinetry. Dimension changes had to be made with some of the existing cabinetry to help retrofit to its new home. The floral tile was able to be re-used, but in a different application above the range. It was carefully coordinated with new tile to complete the rest of the backsplash. There was even an additional trim piece that didn’t fit with the new design in the kitchen, so it was converted into a fireplace mantel in the client’s adjoining living room!
The end result is just as beautiful in its new space as it was here in our showroom, and will be enjoyed for many years to come.
2nd Place Award- Residential Kitchen between 150 & 350 Sq. Ft. at the 2013 NKBA- WI Dreams to Reality Contest
Designers: Dan Luck & Lori Leistico
Contractor: Perry Heiser, Heiser Builders
Photographer: Dale Hall, Dale Hall Photography