… And kitchen after redesign

When Betsy Chisholm of Lowell contacted me last September for a consultation on remodeling her galley kitchen and bathrooms and to gather ideas on the rest of her loft space, we established a game plan with design details she could implement herself.

Here’s how it all went down.

Consultation notes were taken while conducting a room by room walk-through of her space, providing Betsy with a detailed report beginning from the foyer entry and moving into the living space, kitchen and up the stairway.Betsy’s main point of concern was updating her kitchen to a more modern space. The suggestion was to transform the narrow space by using high-gloss, white kitchen cabinets to add the light the kitchen needed and to brighten the long and narrow space.

Betsy followed the plan exactly, from the kitchen to the transformation of her dining area. Utilizing sources from repurposed furnishings, the dining room was transformed by finding and repurposing a teak dining set and a china cabinet given to her by her neighbors. My first impression of the china cabinet is that it was much too large for her space. However, when visiting with her this week, I saw it is the perfect statement piece for her dining/living area, providing storage that was also needed.

By beginning with a professional design consultation, Betsy made the most of our time spent together, and she did all the leg work with a design game plan in mind that guided her along the process.

Debbe Daley is owner and principal of Debbe Daley Designs, with offices in Lowell, Boston and Portsmouth, N.H. Visit www.daleydesigns.com.

The new dining area