Design ON POINTE: Winter 2017
In our winter 2017 newsletter, we debuted “Design On Pointe,” a short article that features an outstanding design feature in a Pointe Marin home.
We showed you a photo (above) of the beautiful new woodwork at the Marshall’s house in Pointe Marin. Dave and Jen were so nice to let us in to take pictures (which were with my phone, so I apologize they aren't up to our typical standards!)
What a difference, don't you think? The new flooring and woodwork add so much character.
Here are some of the other things they’ve done:
1. Added casings to previously plain windows and doorways. Builders don’t always trim out windows and doorways. Trim (done well, meaning to the scale of the house and with some continuity throughout) enhances architectural interest in a room. This is a project you’d need to hire a contractor to do unless you are really handy.
As you can see above, the Marshalls went with more elaborate wood trim in the main living areas, but in their son’s room, for example, this simpler design (below) cost $200 per window.
2. Dressed up their dining room with batten and board paneling. An otherwise plain room has a beautiful, upgraded look now. The crown molding, wood floors and a new light fixture definitely helped too!
An on-trend, oversized light fixture makes a big impression here! Jen repeated the look with similar but smaller light fixtures in the adjacent hall.
4. Updated their kitchen for 2017. Colors and looks change about every ten years, and the trend now is white kitchens (vs browns of the Tuscan Trend of 2000-2010 roughly).
To refresh their kitchen’s look, Jen had her cabinets painted white and installed cabinet hardware. She added a tile backplash too. This was a huge value add, and if you are want to make a change (especially if you are thinking of selling in the next couple of years), updating the look of your kitchen cabinets is well worth it.
Have questions about the improvements you see here? Call us 415-725-1911