Undoing The “Must-Haves” In A Kitchen

“I Must Have Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances!”

Ok, all you real estate agents, and at home HGTV watchers…how many times do we hear these very words?  TOO OFTEN!   Today we share our own minimal kitchen journey to totally debunk these must-haves in our kitchen.

The Holdover Kitchen

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The old saying in real estate of, location-location-location, finally resonated with both Mr. LBD and moi at the same time.  For years we’ve known that walkable, city neighborhoods are our playgrounds.  We’ve paid big bucks to “live like locals” for a month at a time in cities all across this wonderful world.  Nearly a year ago, we successfully acquired a full-time residence in our favorite city.  Within this home, we also were the proud owners of a 12-year-old “must-have” kitchen.

The photo above shows the small kitchen with updated paint, and those stainless and granite amenities all shined up.  Due to the city’s strict building permit restrictions…this space was what we functioned in every day.  Looked good but was not the best use of space for how we live.  We cooked often before the pandemic and, well, I don’t need to tell anyone that kitchens have become even more important to all of us now!

The Kitchen The Day We Looked At The Unit

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How Much Does It Cost To Have An Interior Designer In Your “Toolbox”?

Do You Think Using An Interior Designer Will Be Too Expensive?

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More than anything else, interior design is a very personal service.  We pay for all kinds of other services for our homes, often our largest asset, so why not learn more about what it costs to work with an interior designer?

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Overwhelmed With All The Interior Design Inspiration Online?

Think Using A Designer Is Too Expensive?

 

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Social media is loaded with all kinds of interior design inspiration!  So much in fact that it can be overwhelming, frustrating and expensive to achieve our design and decor goals.  Ever thought of using a Virtual Interior Designer?

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Letting Go Of Interior Design Mistakes

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We admit these design mistakes are a bit severe and most of us don't usually stray this far off the path of what works for our homes.

We admit these design mistakes are a bit severe.  Most of us don’t usually stray this far off the path of what works in our homes.  When interior design mistakes do happen…we have to let them go!

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Want Interior Design That Wows Us All?


Slow Down!

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In today’s world of too many things being able to be obtained instantly, as in the 2 day delivery option of Amazon Prime, it is refreshing to work with a client who is willing to wait for an interior design to evolve.  And if you think this photo is the “after” shot…..think again!

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Love Your Home Your Way!

Another Wonderful Wednesday “Wow”! Before & After

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Reportedly the average American home has 300,000 items in it.  Hard to believe we know!  So when we start to sort through and downsize to less, we want to be sure we keep our favorite things that allow us to love our homes our way!

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