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New Portfolio Projects

October 8, 2018

Have you visited our portfolio recently? We just added these two fabulous projects! Check them out below and browse our full portfolio for more design inspiration. Photos © Aimee Mazzenga

Have you visited our project portfolio recently? We just added two fabulous projects: a kitchen facelift and a master bathroom renovation!

As recent empty nesters that had relocated from the North Shore to Chicago, our clients were looking for a quick refresh to their new home that included a dated kitchen. Our task was to keep it simple without undergoing a complete renovation so that the kitchen flowed the interior architecture of the home, the other adjacent rooms and the client’s furnishings. We painted the cherry wood cabinetry a contemporary charcoal gray, giving the kitchen renewed energy. Existing granite countertops were replaced with a marble-look quartz and the rustic travertine backsplash was replaced with two-tone porcelain tiles installed in a vertical striped pattern, giving the perimeter a dynamic rhythm. Final touches included replacing the sink, faucet, lighting and cabinet hardware. By changing the finishes in this kitchen, we created the feel of an entirely new space without the upheaval and time of a full renovation.

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Click here to see all the photos and learn more about the project!

These clients returned to Studio Brunstrum to renovate their master bathroom after having completed their laundry room, dining room, living room, family room and hall bath a few years prior. We completely transformed their outdated “builder grade” suburban master bathroom into a sophisticated oasis. After moving the toilet across the room, enlarging the shower, removing the bathtub and replacing a closet with by-pass doors to a wall of cabinetry to maximize storage space, we still faced the challenge of making the formal marble that our client adored fit with the rest of their comfortable and casual home. By introducing the pale green crackle-glazed tile in the shower and wood grain porcelain plank on the floor, we toned down the formality of the marble slabs to ensure the bathroom was cohesive with the rest of the home.

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Click here to see more photos from the project, and be sure to browse through our entire portfolio for more great design!

Susan Brunstrum
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