Newer Homes Need Makeovers Too: A Kitchen and Bath Remodel

Newer homes need makeovers too. Yes, it’s true.  The new home that you purchased not that long ago needs a makeover. It feels like just yesterday that you just moved in and are still settling into your new space.  But the fact is, it’s already time to remodel.  Homes that were built in the early 2000’s and even later are depreciating in value, aesthetically speaking.  Kitchens and Baths are the top two culprits.

When our clients decided to move back to the New England area in 2012, they chose East Greenwich, RI as their destination. A quaint, centered town with an excellent school system that’s just 45 minutes to Boston and 3 hours to Manhattan (or a quick 40 min direct flight).  The 5-bedroom colonial they purchased was originally built in 1997, which at the time was only 15 years old. But they knew going into it that, eventually, they would have to make necessary updates for a higher return on investment.

In 2017, our clients came to Red House to help them reach their remodeling goals.  The two focus areas were the outdated kitchen and a double entry full bathroom located on the second floor. The Red House design team got to work and presented a few design concepts that met our clients’ needs.  After a bit of tweaking and refining of details, a fabulous yet functional space was created.

In the Kitchen












In the Kitchen, traditional maple cabinets were replaced with linen white shaker style cabinets, making the space feel open and airy. 

An extra-large island was designed with added seating at one end, ideal for entertaining. The cooktop was replaced with a range and was relocated to a perimeter wall for ease of use.  

Taking advantage of the soaring cathedral ceilings, outdated light fixtures were swapped out with 3 large hanging glass pendants by Kichler giving off more light.  Granite countertops in River White were installed throughout. Venetian bronze hardware by Baldwin was added to support uniformity and consistency.


Cherry cabinets were used in the bar area which compliments the linen white, creating a nice contrast.

The wall color is Sherman Williams Agreeable Gray.

In the Bathroom

Upstairs, the full bathroom is accessed from two separate entries, similar to that of a Jack and Jill layout.  New custom white vanities with Quartz countertops in Calcutta Classique were installed at each of the two entrances.

A glass shower was installed with white Carrara marble tile and natural slate floors.  Polished nickel fixtures and hardware were used creating a classic look. The wall color used was Benjamin Moore Oyster Shell.

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View the entire before and after gallery below. Photo Credit Aaron Usher Photography


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