Daniel Island Lowcountry Makeover

Creating Lowcountry-style in this Family Home Renovation

Located on Daniel Island, the renovation of this family home focused on updating the kitchen and living room with Lowcountry character and dramatically improving the function of the space.   A subtle color scheme with warm wood undertones, brought the lowcountry style the owners wanted in their home.  Coffered ceilings accentuate the high ceilings of the main floor and unify the open plan kitchen and living room.

The kitchen renovation included updating the layout of the major appliances (refrigerator, oven, microwave) and changing out the cabinetry.   The new cabinets were taken all the way to the ceiling eliminating the ‘dust collecting’ ledge.  A pot filler was added at the stovetop along with side pullouts for added storage and organization.  A new breakfast nook was added along with a kitchen “command center” desk.   Glass fronted cabinets with accent lighting showcase dishes and treasured pottery.   New pendant lights over the “L” shaped island punctuate the renovation.

Tying together the kitchen and living room, we used the same raised panel door fronts  on all of the cabinetry.  Different finishes were applied to create distinct zones.  In the kitchen the white cabinets have a hand-applied glaze finish and in the living room, the new bookcase cabinets flanking the fireplace are the same simple white color without the glaze.  The center kitchen island and a butler’s bar adjacent to the dining room are finished in the same natural wood tone.   The serving area also has a drink refrigerator and the same glass front display cabinets as in the kitchen.

The design plan also called for finishing parts of the unused attic space into a fun and functional den and ballet studio for their daughter.  A mirrored wall was added as was a reading nook in the window dormer.  Glam fixtures and black paint on the furniture make this the perfect hangout for work and play.

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Open plan living room and kitchen renovation on Daniel Island

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