This renovation was for a kitchen in Brookhaven area in Atlanta. Design by BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS.
The existing space was dark and dated, to say the least. The owners wanted to keep the same general footprint as they appreciated the peninsula giving some division from the living space. To increase some privacy, in addition to create more visual interest - the new design included a 42" high wall with bookcases and storage.Pot rack was removed and a skylight was added along with new white trim/recessed cans - changing this kitchen from a dark, crowded room to a bright cheerful space where the homeowners love to prepare meals and entertain friends.Cabinetry was designed to go to the ceiling -- making the 8' ceilings feel much taller than the previous design offered with the cabinets stopping at the dated 7' height.
A hutch was added with a pocket door at the center for mail, electronic docking station. A coffee station is also concealed behind pocket doors near the microwave/oven.Double ovens were moved from being next to the refrigerator to the adjacent wall to allow for a more functional corner (left of refrigerator).The cooktop was originally in the island with inadequate downdraft ventilation. New design it was moved to the wall delivering better prep area on each side in addition giving an opportunity to have a full island with dressed up features.
Cabinetry - custom private label by BSB. Project budget includes products and all remodeling/installation work completed by a Licensed Contractor.
Looking for our options to put in shrubs along this fence to offer privacy between our yards, in addition to put a bigger buffer between our dogs :)Note the left end could not grow deeper than 4' as there is a gate - otherwise depth is no issue. Thought about Forsythia (which variety grows the tallest?) - i would love the addition of the color! But wonder if a whole row would be too much. This is our backyard I am not likely going to put anything at the base of these other than grass.
I have numerous other landscaping plans and challenges, but this one is taking priority because I would like to put them in now -- too late for Atlanta climate?By the way... would like them to grow AT LEAST 8' tall.
We moved into a new home and had some issues with the HVAC that were outside my DIY husband's knowledge. They came out an did diagnostics and resolved our issue -- and tried selling us on
their 2x a year program to come clean and maintain the HVAC. We have 3 zones, so they charge $189 for first + $80 for each thereafter + $80 for hepa type filters totaling $439/year. If we need any repairs or parts we would receive a 25% discount. Considering my husband is willing and able.. can we come close to caring for these units ourself to get the most out of the units lifespan, or is this a good (preventative) value?
Today the choices for how well a refrigerator works is generous these days. Some chill wine inside 30 minutes, one even have a system originally developed by NASA that scrubs the air in
your refrigerator of the gases that causes food to over-ripen and spoil too quick. This post lets table the incredible advancements in technology and take an overlook look at your options for how it LOOKS in your kitchen!
Which is your favorite?
All photos/designs by Becky Sue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS.
Before you decide, be sure to know all the costs and the specifications! See more examples: https://designsbybsb.com/?p=3910
If you don't want to invest in new drywall/sheetrock and having paneling, here is a straight forward DIY option if you dont mind a textured wall. Also a good option if you have a heavily
These photos are from our cottage on the lake .... I removed all of the molding that covered the seams of the wall board. Then with a bucket of ready made drywall mud and a 6" knife I applied it all over the walls. No need to be perfect and you can apply it as heavy as you want. I did fill the seams of the wall board first, then just started applying throughout the whole room - getting as close to the trim as possible to give a natural look. Give 24 hours to dry completely before painting!
Then paint (see staged photos). Then I applied a translucent glaze that I purchased at Lowe's. Finished product is kind of tuscan looking stucco! Affordable and easy .. and its a pretty good workout for your upper body! :)