Kitchen remodel proves the little things mean a lot

Written by: Christina Kleiner/Photos by: Dave Bryce

Sometimes it is the littlest things that bring the most joy.

For Natalie Burnside, her kitchen remodel means everything is now within reach. “I’m short—just five feet tall,” she says. “I could barely reach the microwave above the range in the old kitchen. Even getting dinner plates out of the wall cabinet was difficult, so I wanted to make sure I had access to everything in my new kitchen.” 

Achieving that impressive feat meant a complete renovation of Natalie’s dated kitchen in her Gibsonia home. Natalie and her husband, Michael, purchased the house while it was under construction 12 years ago. “It was partially finished when we bought it, but we did get to change the countertops,” she says. “The kitchen was the only part of the house that I didn’t love.”

Resources: Contractor: Tim Kane, Kane Contracting; Designer: Lauren Levant, Lauren Levant Interior; Lighting: Hafele; Restoration Hardware; Paint: Benjamin Moore Himalayan Trek; Flooring: Armstrong, ProSource; Windows: Therma-Tru; Cabinetry: Crystal Cabinet Works; Countertops: Cosmos quartz; Glass backsplash: Vitro Architectural Glass, Rex Glass; Sink: Kohler; Faucet: Moen; Appliances: Miele dishwasher; GE Monogram cooktop and oven; Sub-Zero refrigerator; Sharp microwave drawer, Don’s Appliances; Range hood: Iron Eden

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