Project Description: 

This adorable Ashton Heights Cape Cod has been in the same family since it was built in the 1930s, but it needed a top to bottom renovation before the next generation could move in. Our main focus was overhauling the kitchen/dining area and two bathrooms, but the entire house was transformed with beautifully refinished hardwood floors, all new interior doors/hardware and fresh paint throughout.

Kitchen:  The kitchen was reconfigured to provide more functional storage and counter space. We relocated an exterior door to allow for a full run of cabinets along on one wall and moved the range to a more central location. A sizeable pantry was created by closing off an awkward kitchen nook and combining it with an adjacent coat closet. A peninsula provides additional seating and prep space. The white cabinets on the perimeter keep the kitchen feeling light and bright. The gray-blue crackle subway tile and glass mosaic accent coordinate with the gray island cabinets and the black pearl granite ties it all together.

Hall Bathroom: The rich gray porcelain floor tile in the hall bath is both durable and easy to care for, making it perfect for this kid-friendly bathroom. A linear band of accent tile adds a graphic pop against the white subway tiles. The white bead board vanity and chrome fixtures contribute to the timeless design that works for kids and guests of any age. 

Master Bathroom: The homeowners wanted their upstairs master bath to have a spa-like feel so we used a porcelain tile that mimics the look of wooden white marble to create a warm and calming atmosphere. By taking the wall tile all the way up to the almost 9’ ceilings, the bathroom feels larger than it actually is. The frameless shower enclosure adds to the feeling of openness as does having a storage ledge rather than a niche.

Location
Arlington, VA

Project Size
Kitchen/Dining – 220 SF
Hall Bath – 45 SF
Master Bath – 40 SF
House – 1,200 SF

Year Completed
2016