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Gwynn Remodel Project

The Gwynn family had a vision of their dream kitchen and I was fortunate to be a part of their dream. Several of the features of this kitchen could have been looked at as lemons (e.g. an external heat duct in the middle of the refrigerator wall. We solved this with a door and face-frame and added sides so now you open the door and reveal magnets for keys as well as a message center. I would say that lemons made good lemonade. These customers were great to work with and understood and embraced the unique qualities of a home built in the early 1900’s. To this day we remain friends. Mark was doing a complete restoration on an early model BMW motorcycle and I was doing a similar restoration of a more modest Harley Davidson.

Mark was very active in all phases of the remodel and was responsible for the great boxed beam ceiling seen in the photos. On the whole, this kitchen was quite the mental challenge. Each of the external lower valances had to be calculated to ensure a perfect fit. My installer is one of, if not the best, in the area, and cut and adjusted each valance for a great look usually reserved for total custom cabinets, but at a more acceptable price.

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