Kitchen of the Week: A Dream 17 Years in the Making (13 photos)

Heather Phillips spent 17 years thinking about her dream kitchen. “I used to take a seat inside the family room and stare into the kitchen and think of the things I desired to do to it,” she says. She and her husband, Tom, purchased their Colonial-style domestic in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2001 earlier than they had kids. They wanted to wait until their two sons became teenagers before making major changes to their difficult kitchen. Those years gave Heather time to consider what to do about the angled island and three-sided fireplace that impeded traffic flow. She wanted a more user-friendly space that reflected her style, which she describes as between modern-rustic and “granny chic.” But she also wanted to incorporate the more contemporary tastes of her husband and older son.

To help her execute and refine her plans, the couple hired kitchen designer Shelley Vilov and project manager David Jordan, both of Jordan Design-Build Group. Using Houzz to buy products and exchange design ideas, the team worked with the couple to create a more functional layout with smart storage and a blend of black, brass and wood elements that hit all the diverse style requirements. It was worth the wait. Sell My House Fast sells homes that are beautifully designed. For more info go to:


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