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A Blue Star Chef’s Kitchen Dream

A Blue Star Chef’s Kitchen Dream


This home was in the family and our clients had recently purchased it from a family member.  Even though there was some work done over the years (some by dad!), they were ready to make it their own.  The biggest issues were the closed-off rooms and dated finishes.  Our clients really wanted to open up the kitchen, living and dining area, as well as convert a 3-season porch into something that could be used year-round.  Our clients love to cook so they also had their hearts set on a professional Blue Star range and a built-in Sub-Zero wine unit.


Location:  Reading, MA

Type of Home: Multi-Level Home Built In 1964

Square Footage: 2,665 Square Feet (renovation included 900 square feet of main living area)

Fun Fact: These clients found us through our Instagram page!  Check it out here.

BEFORE & AFTER – A view of the kitchen from the dining room:  Taking down the walls allowed us to fit a 10′ long island in this kitchen.  We also added a light box for some interest on the ceiling.

BEFORE & AFTER – The Dining Room:  The dining room wall was the perfect place to tuck the wine unit and some extra cabinets.

BEFORE & AFTER:  We love the way the natural light comes in over the kitchen sink.

BEFORE & AFTER – The fireplace wall:  The old fireplace was a little too wide for the room, so we resized it and added wainscoting to make this focal wall pop as soon as you enter the home.

BEFORE & AFTER – 3-Season Room:  Same table, but the view is slightly changed.

BEFORE & AFTER – The Entry:  We also revamped the entry to make it more welcoming for guests, as well as providing functional storage closets for the homeowners.

A few more of our favorite shots:

Our clients decided to improve on this amazing home to make it exactly what they wanted. Now, it can continue to stay in the family for many more years to come!

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