For most homes, a designer collaborates with a homeowner to makeover their existing space. In this home, designer Janine Severyns of Kane Home Cabinetry & Design, authorized Siteline dealer was able to design the space from scratch for a newly constructed home that will be put up for sale in the entry-level market. It is a three-bedroom duplex, with an open kitchen and family room layout.
“The target buyer is probably going to be a first-time homebuyer or someone in their late twenties to thirties, perhaps starting a family or with young children,” Janine observes. “In discerning who our target buyer would be, I chose Siteline Cabinetry because they offer a quality cabinet, updated finishes and a great price point,” Janine continues.
Without guidance from a homeowner, Janine took to Instagram, Pinterest and trend reports from magazines and home websites. “I wanted the space to be neutral but not boring, light and fresh feeling with color selections that would fit the widest palette,” Janine says. “I was hoping to get a prospective home buyer excited about the space and be able to imagine themselves living there,” she comments.
For the kitchen, Janine chose Arctic (perimeter) and Willow (island) paints in the Walton door style.
“There’s a slight coastal influence to the space with cleaner lines and nothing fussy or objectionable. I added the corner floating shelves in Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) Aria, which repeats in the master bathroom,” Janine comments. The island chandelier and rustic flooring also add extra visual interest in the space. She continues, “I wanted the entire home to be seamless in color selection so the master bath repeats the Aria finish and the remaining bath is in Willow paint.”
Janine adds, “This space has a lot to offer. The kitchen functions well with a great work triangle and island seating out of the way of the cook. The corner floating shelves give the space some character and offers an area to accessorize with some pretty decorative items.” Everything has its place, from food storage, to cooking areas and plenty of countertop space.
In designing the layout of kitchen, Janine had to keep the prospective buyer at the top of her mind. “I added a much-needed tall pantry storage cabinet to the left of the fridge which slid the fridge into a reachable location from the stove and island. To avoid a mundane design, I added floating shelves to break up the wall cabinetry,” she acknowledges. The kitchen also has a pull-out trash cabinet and more storage on the inside of the island.
In the master bathroom, Janine repeated the TFL material in the Aria finish in the Malone door style, to match the floating shelves in the kitchen. The bathroom features both door and drawer storage, as well as a tall linen cabinet, and double sinks.
The second bath features the Willow paint in the Walton door style, carrying the theme from the kitchen island. The soft green creates a retreat-like atmosphere, with plenty of storage.
Janine chose GE appliances for the kitchen, and quartz countertops for each room. The house was also staged to give it a lived-in feel to those interested in buying the house.
“In so many lower priced new homes buyers are seeing an entry level cabinet that may or may not have the quality that I believe consumers can discern. We wanted to make sure we represented Kane Home Cabinetry & Design with quality, function and beautiful design,” Janine assures. She concludes “The end goal was to stand out from the competition and sell the home quickly, which we accomplished. Siteline fit the bill perfectly!”
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Janine Severyns is an authorized designer at Kane Home Cabinetry & Design. To learn more about Kane Home Cabinetry & Design, click here.
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Photography courtesy of Rick Morales Photography.