In our Kitchens & Baths Issue, we featured the stunning kitchen and entertaining area of the Reemsten family designed by Jill White Designs. What you didn’t see in the issue were the before photos, which depict much more closed-off living spaces and a heavier aesthetic. “We wanted to lighten the space, open it up, and make it user-friendly for our family,” Noel Reemsten said of her goals for the transformation. Read on to see before photos paired with images from the story. Click here to read the full story.
KITCHEN | The doorway on the left was removed, closing off to create a “pretty pantry” as a focal point of the kitchen. The flooring, ceiling treatment, cabinetry, appliances, hardware, and kitchen island were all updated to reflect the family’s cool Colorado/California inspiration.
OPEN CONCEPT | A wall separating the kitchen from a sunken family room, bar, and entertaining area was removed to connect the two spaces.
FAMILY ROOM | In the family room, the existing bar was concealed behind a large wall with two doorways. This wall was removed, allowing the new bar to serve as a focal point in the entertaining space.
BAR | Removing the wall that concealed the existing bar allows natural light from a small window to enter the room. An newly added island serves as a walk-up bar—complete with a built-in tap. As in the kitchen, the countertops, cabinetry, paint colors, hardware, and lighting were all updated to complement the new design.
WINE ROOM | In the family room, an under-utilized built-in behind the hearth was transformed into a wine room visible through glass panes. Updated stone on the fireplace, a coat of white paint, and a display of antique skis complete the look.
Want to know more? Click here to read the full story from our September 2020 issue.