Cozy and Conventional: After

Who: Leah L.
Where: Cape Elizabeth, ME

I love our new kitchen. I love standing at the island and looking out to the sitting area to see my husband sitting by the fire with our dog. I love having a cozy, functional space that we designed and knowing every nail and decision was put into place by us. I love that we can work together to create. To save money, we tried to reuse any material we could. As Erik tore off the paneling, I was right behind him taking out the nails and stacking the wood to reuse later. We added a reclaimed-heart-pine island top and a reclaimed-barn-board sliding door at the mudroom. We also added new heart-pine flooring, radiant heat, new cabinets, windows, island, and lighting.

Who did the work: I did all of the work myself
Cost: $10,000-$25,000
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