It’s no surprise that homeowners spend more money on a kitchen remodel than on any other home improvement project. But while we at Remodelista believe in the importance of high-quality materials and craftsmanship, as well as superior design and functionality, we’d never insist that everything must be top-of-the-line. Indeed, we’ve always taken a high/low approach to design, mixing favorite pricey things with accessible affordable ones. Basically, it all comes down to spending on the important things and saving where you can. And we’re here to help you figure out the difference.
You are absolutely hilarious! I ran across your site this past weekend and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more. Oh and your post from early days of cordoning off the construction sites from “clean” areas cracked me up. My husband and I renovated an old pre WWII home in Lansing Michigan as newly weds while living in it. I was like a neurotic fiend trying to constantly have “clean” areas in every room. My mother in law called my clean area in our living room my “oasis”, complete with area rug and picture frames sitting on immaculately dusted end tables – with half opened walls including old lath and exposed electrical wiring in wide open space. Thanks for the laughs! Melinda
Above: Ash cabinets at each end of the sink offer open (glass-faced) and closed storage. There is no dishwasher here, but one can be easily incorporated. The stone look-alike floor is Stucco Gray Porcelain matte tile from deVol’s sister company Floors of Stone. Above: The refrigerator and freezer are tucked under the sink side of the island, which also has a Wolf induction cooktop. The simple wood stools are deVol’s Helen’s Stool The kitchen is available as a bespoke design from deVol, priced from £50,000 to £80,000. See more details at Charlie Smallbone’s new website —and stay tuned for more Smallbone-deVol collaborations.