"My Spot"

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  • Debbie is a current remodel client. In talking about her 23 year-old kitchen, she has spoken fondly of a special place that she has always called “my spot”.

  • When the kitchen was new and her children were young this was a perfect location for this working mom to cook and help her kids with their homework at the same time

  • Everything she needed for food preparation was handy, within easy reach

  • With an adjacent garden window and an overhead can light, this location had a good view and great lighting

  • This was where there was the most amount of useable counter space for prep work

Debbie summed up her experience to date by telling me that she had three minivans while her kids were growing up and she loved how functional they were. She has since moved on to something more cool and now the kitchen will soon follow.

Complete integration of the kitchen and family room in one social gathering area Better lighting with lighter colors and softer tones and finishes that will translate into the “happier” kitchen she wants to come home to Better flow that will enhance both function and social interaction More counter space and cabinetry with increased storage and organizational features

Every kitchen needs a place like this where there is an easy workflow, proper lighting, and a solid connection to others as well as the outdoors. But our needs can change over time and what may start out as “perfect” can take on a different a quite different demeanor.


Here is how Debbie described what happened as her kitchen became less child-centric and more about adult activities, “Over time the adults that spent time in the kitchen all wanted to be in my spot”.


She also discovered that the flow in the kitchen did not work for entertaining and the layout provided no landing area for others to gather. As a result, she found herself in the kitchen feeling isolated from her friends who were in the adjacent family room. And, with her kids going their own ways, the kitchen that greeted her every day when she came in from the garage was dark and unwelcoming.

Ready to remodel, Debbie is focused on the following:

  • Complete integration of the kitchen and family room in one social gathering area

  • Better lighting with lighter colors and softer tones and finishes that will translate into the “happier” kitchen she wants to come home to

  • Better flow that will enhance both function and social interaction

  • More counter space and cabinetry with increased storage and organizational features

Debbie summed up her experience to date by telling me that she had three minivans while her kids were growing up and she loved how functional they were. She has since moved on to something more cool and now the kitchen will soon follow!








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