Light and Livable for this Lake Home Part I

I love sharing a good before and after and this project is a great example of how a dated home can be brought back to life for all to enjoy!  What started out as a smaller remodel project quickly turned into a full blown remodel for two floors of the home.  Now I’m not going to lie, Lake Norman in North Carolina is a beautiful spot to live, there is an abundance of homes that sit upon this lake, but for the most part they were built 20+ years ago and a lot of them are outdated – this home was no exception.  I’m not going to go into every single detail of what we did here and how it all went down, so I’ll just show you a few before/after pictures so you can get an idea of what we started with. A few of the after pictures were taken by yours truly:) but I’ve included the professional shots as well which were taken by Joe Purvis who did an incredible job!

The Lovely Before;)

This kitchen was a little tricky due to all the angles, but between my contractor, the cabinet maker and myself, we were able to make it functional and beautiful.  By incorporating the table into the island, we were able to create a cozy breakfast nook with super comfy chairs to relax into!  My clients one request: touches of pink/blush throughout the home- I think we nailed it in the kitchen! Another before shot….(I love plantation shutters, but when your view is that of a lake- they just need to go)!

Kitchen Nook Before:


Photo: Joe Purvis


Photo: Joe Purvis
Photo: Joe Purvis

There’s a lot more to see of this home, but the kitchen is where I’ll stop for today. Stay tuned for Part II in the near future!