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Silver Oaks Home Goes Contemporary

Today, our clients are enjoying their new space and a home design that fits their needs and lifestyle. The homeowner added, “We are enjoying our new kitchen and the beautiful quartz counter tops. The space has been completely opened up for a light, airy feel and a beautiful view of Spring Canyon from every angle. We were also pleased that some parts of the bid came in under budget and we were able to include a new furnace in the project.”



As designers and professional remodeling experts, we love helping our clients update their living spaces and sharing with them ways they can incorporate trends as well as classic styles to change the look and feel of rooms. We often see homes that have had no or just partial renovations over the years, which can result in certain spaces looking modern and updated, while others don’t blend with the aesthetic of the home. This is typical scenario and one that we love to tackle.



One of the "AFTER" photos, showcasing the open floor plan, new hardwood floors, and redesigned kitchen space



An island cooktop and workspace, functional window seat, and deep sink all add to the efficiency of the new Silver Oaks home's kitchen

Such is the case with our recent Silver Oaks Project, a 1993, two story home that was custom built. The homeowner commented, “We had made minimal updates to our home over the last 26 years. We have raised three active boys in the home and all that they bring to a family. We were ready for a fresh start as the nest empties and the boys head to college.”


BEFORE the remodel: the Silver Oaks kitchen area was compartmentalized and space was restricted.

Now that the homeowners are empty nesters and their three boys have moved out, it was time for some rejuvenation of the home and to rethink how the space would be used. The homeowners had a local home builder construct their house and at the time, they received a good deal of input for the design and construction. As newlyweds, they designed and customized the house and it has served them well.


The new kitchen sink offers more room and a modern effect to the kitchen, along with the bright pop of color on the backsplash providing contemporary flair and contrast with the white cabinetry and trimwork.

New lighting, gray walls and white cabinetry and ceiling bring tremendous light into this space when combined with the nautural light from new windows. All new flooring, appliances, and a multi-purpose island workspace add to the beauty and appeal of the Silver Oaks kitchen.

We came in as the result of a referral and mainly addressed the first floor living area, including the kitchen, dining room, and two living spaces. The main idea was to achieve an open floor plan, add updated design and uniformity to the space, and bring the home forward into 2019. This was a major renovation, as five walls were removed in the process and plans were modified during the project.


BEFORE: The Silver Oaks kitchen had become dated and inefficient in terms of workspace and amenities, with fluorescent overhead lighting, a small sink, and oak cabinetry that was original to the 1993 build.

BEFORE: A small window flanked by oak cabinets and positioned above a small double sink; the kitchen lacked adequate natural light and workspace.


The kitchen, which is always the heart of every home, was overhauled from a small, compartmentalized space to one that is open, full of light, and that allows viewing of Spring Canyon. This view is one of the best features of this home and now it can be enjoyed every day.

We remodeled the entire kitchen to include new appliances, counter tops, cabinets, tile, and flooring. We also tackled a revamp of the built in window seat that was not being used and created a fully functional, welcoming place to read, relax, and recharge.

These changes drastically improved the home’s appearance as well as added value to the house, should the homeowners ever decide to sell. As kitchens and baths tend to add the most value to a dwelling, the remodel provides a boost to the possible selling price of this home and also adds tremendous visual appeal.

In addition to the kitchen makeover, the Silver Oaks home had five different flooring types. We remodeled all of the first level’s flooring to be uniform; hardwood throughout, thus tying the space together visually and creating a visual effect of uniformity.


BEFORE: There were five types of flooring present on the first level of the Silver Oaks home. Our goal was to bring the space together by using one type of flooring throughout this level.

AFTER: Beautiful hardwood flooring throughout the first level offers a simple, uniform appearance and anchors the look for the open floorplan. Unique design features are placed throughout the space, offering efficiency and visual appeal.

AFTER: Space, flow, natural light, modern lighting, functional window seat, hardwood floors, and a contemporary work/cook space on a well-appointed island: Silver Oaks now has it all.

Today, our clients are enjoying their new space and a home design that fits their needs and lifestyle. The homeowner added, “We are enjoying our new kitchen and the beautiful quartz countertops. The space has been completely opened up for a light, airy feel and a beautiful view of Spring Canyon from every angle. We were also pleased that some parts of the bid came in under budget and we were able to include a new furnace in the project.”

He added, “Ultimately, the floor plan works for us and we love our new living space. “We’re pretty sure the family dog, Gordy, who was the unofficial Supervisor on this job, is also pleased, as now he has an open floor plan to run through!

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