The client-designer partnership in this kitchen, bath and laundry room remodel was nearly one of those fairy-tale stories. While talking with both ACo‘s designer, Carlie Crousore-Suski and her client about the beginning inspiration, process and end result – their answers were nearly the same. Lighter, brighter, “everything” is what they both love in the new design.
It started when ACo renovated the Masthead project in Fishers and opened the kitchen reveal to neighbors, friends and clients. The prospective client instantly fell in love with the design and designer, Carlie. Years later, Carlie received a call.
“It took her some time to realize she was ready, but once she was, I met with and learned about her wishes for the space,” Carlie says. “From there, I had a great idea of what she was looking for in a custom kitchen and bath.”
As you may notice from before images, the kitchen, powder bath and laundry were dark, divided and displayed poor lighting elements.
“By shifting tall items to one side of the room, this allowed us to knock down the wall between the kitchen and dining room to create an open concept with glass doors, glass shelves, open wine storage and great lighting,” Carlie says. “One of my fears of the new design was losing storage, but I actually have more functional storage now,” the client said.
The kitchen and powder bath were designed with a fully custom cabinetry line from ACo.
“To state it simply, if you can dream it, we can build it,” Carlie says.
Equipped in her client’s kitchen are spice racks, flatware dividers, tray dividers, roll out trays and the cutest and most functional wine storage niche – accessible from both the kitchen and dining room. Just off the kitchen, a powder bath renovation used the same cabinetry line.
“My husband loves his new bath with operating drawers in the vanity for storage,” the client says. “I wanted it to look more like a furniture piece. The outcome was the perfect compromise. He’s also thrilled with the amount of light in his bathroom.”
Article by Courtney Walker