True Transitional


Ediz and Elfice's kitchen not only was dated, but also non-functioning. Cabinet doors were falling off and a portion of the range top no longer functioned. In remodeling their space, the family wanted a large island for gathering and food prep, a way to keep foot traffic out of the prep areas, introduce more natural light, and give the space a more modern contemporary feel. The cabinetry layout was adjusted removing the existing peninsula. Instead of upper cabinets, storage was maximized in the soft blue shaker island and in high gloss lacquer floor to ceiling pantries. The cabinets, with the strong delineation between traditional and contemporary styles, create a true transitional space. Additionally, the traditional subway shaped tile in a contemporary random pattern and color further support the transitional vibe of this kitchen. Continuing to blend traditional with contemporary, the Shaws fireclay farmhouse sink is strongly contrasted against the bright chrome Emtek euro-pulls.  

The family wanted a cohesive color palette so the paint color was chosen to compliment the shaker cabinets, as well as the fabric on the banquette bench from Arhaus. The hand blown glass pendant lights add a stronger depth of color in the center of the large open space.


The bathroom remodels are traditional makeovers with contemporary twists. The soaking tub in the existing master bathroom was removed to make room for a large shower and new larger window to add more light to this graciously sized room. A mix of textile-inspired floor tile, glossy wall tile, and accent penny tile create a cozy and textural experience. The custom vanity from Kitchen Center of Framingham was designed to meet the client's desires for storage and open airy space. Kohler plumbing fixtures in vibrant chrome and modern pendant lights add sparkle and interest to this spacious master ensuite. 

The hall bath was designed for the two daughters. A wall separating the bathing area and toilet space was removed to create a larger more open bathroom. A large soaking tub replaced a smaller standard fixture and a compact double vanity provides storage and designated preparatory zones. Although a standard layout, this bathroom exudes modern finishes in chrome hardware and accessories, pale gray wood-grained porcelain floor tile, and bright white wall tile. 

Note: This kitchen and bathrooms were designed by Abby while working at New England Design and Construction, Roxbury MA


Of Note:

Kitchen Center of Framingham
Hardware: Emtek
Counters: Avenza, Pental Quartz
Counter Fabricator: Divine Stoneworks, Ashland MA
Backsplash: Tilebar
Plumbing Fixtures: The Granite Group
Banquette Bench: Arhaus
Counter Stools and Dining Chairs: Arhaus
Table: Arhaus
Paint: Sherwin Williams, Quicksilver
General Contractor: NEDC

Cabinetry: Kitchen Center of Framingham
Counters: LG Viatera, Quartet
Counter Fabricator: Divine Stoneworks, Ashland MA
Plumbing Fixtures: The Granite Group
Bathroom Accessories: The Granite Group
Custom Shower Glass: R&D Glass, Pelham NH
Light Fixtures: Lamps Plus & The Granite Group
Tile: The Tile Shop, Tilebar, Discover Tile, and Fitzgerald Tile
Paint in Master Bath: Sherwin Williams, Westhighland White
Paint in Hall Bath: Sherwin Williams, Billowy Breeze
General Contractor: NEDC