JeanE Kitchen and Bath Designs a Senior Community Kitchen

It’s not often that JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design is asked to design a kitchen in an apartment. So naturally we were so excited when we received a call from a lovely couple moving into a Senior Community.

This particular kitchen is a small space, and our clients had some very specific needs that they wanted us to address. The top priority was to provide a space to sit and eat comfortably. There is no dining area in this apartment so finding space at the peninsula was the only option. We came up with a clever curved extension that would keep the traffic pattern from the bedroom nice and wide, but also give them plenty of leg room to sit and dine.

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This view from the living room shows the curved counter top from a different perspective. The homeowners also wanted to watch TV while sitting at their new breakfast bar. The cabinet over the refrigerator provided a perfect spot for that!
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There is no room in this space for a trash can to be sitting in the middle of the floor, and with such a beautiful new space, who wants to look at the nasty can? This handy pull-out trash cabinet solves that problem and accommodates trash and recyclables.

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?One of the most important things about designing this kitchen was making it easily accessible and safe for our clients to use. As we age, it is sometimes difficult to reach a microwave that is mounted over the range. This small under cabinet microwave enables easy reach but still leaves countertop space below.
Kitchen space savers in Raleigh NCNot having the microwave over the range made room for us to install this beautiful hood and create a stunning focal point with glass mosaic tile.
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A set of drawers and a corner super susan cabinet provide for lots of storage.
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The dark hardwood floors are not only beautiful, but they provide a nice smooth surface with no tripping hazards between spaces. Creamy painted cabinets contrast with the floors and the verde butterfly granite and backsplash tile pull all of the colors together. The wall color helps to enhance the whole look and is the favorite color of the homeowner.

They are thrilled with their new kitchen, and we are so happy that we were able to create a safe and stylish place for our customers as they age and have changing needs.

A Chapel Hill Bathroom Transformation

We’re excited to share one of our most recent bathroom transformations that took place in a home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Once again, we are so pleased to have collaborated with the fantastic Linda Zoffer of del ZIO Designs Interiors for the major redesign of this tiny master bathroom. The objective was to maximize storage, update the space, and create a walk-in shower.

First, falling short- both literally and figuratively in it’s function was the vanity. It needed to be updated to a more efficient height and could maximize its storage potential.

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Dating this bathroom was a toilet that was too low for comfortable usage. The tiny cabinet above the commode looks out of place.

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This pre-fabricated shower enclosure is quite small with barely room to turn around.

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After a clever redesign, our goals were accomplished!

bathroomBy replacing the vanity with one that moves the sink to the left instead of centered, we were able to get three large drawers. The large, updated mirror makes the bathroom feel more spacious. Beautiful floor tile and backsplash tile pull the colors together.

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We were able to create a level entry walk in shower by taking some closet space. Grab bars along the side and no curb to step over enable the homeowner to easily access the shower. A bench on the end with hand shower provide for seated showering. On the left prior to the entry to the shower, a tall storage cabinet was recessed into the wall. This provides for much needed storage.

bathroom solutionsThis view shows the new comfort height toilet with grab bar, beautiful window treatment and the quartz countertop on the vanity.

The homeowners are thrilled with the added function, accessibility, and beauty of their new bathroom! Many thanks to Linda Zoffer for all of her inspiration and insight!

Baking up a new kitchen design with JeanE

When we met this client at their home in Raleigh, NC, we learned that they love to bake. The existing kitchen had limited useable counter surface, wasted space in the center, and an awkward layout, which was really cramping the baking processes. She wished for an open concept kitchen with an island. She also wanted to incorporate and feature the beautiful dining room table that her father had made for their primary table.
After observation, we also realized other things that could be remedied with a new and updated approach to their kitchen design. Look at some of the before pictures:


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A New Kitchen, Certain to Lighten Your Mood

This kitchen in Raleigh, NC was dark and in desperate need of an update. JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design‘s own Ellen Hinnant took on this kitchen design project, determined to lighten up the space and invite the homeowners to love their kitchen once again.
Before this kitchen was remodeled by JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design, Raleigh
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Ellen came up with a fantastic plan which involved gutting the kitchen to the bare walls and starting fresh. The footprint remained basically the same with the refrigerator and dishwasher staying in their original locations. The range was shifted to the left to provide better work flow and the microwave was moved to the island to make way for the beautiful chimney hood. These minor adjustments greatly improved the functionality and beauty of the space.

Take a look at this kitchen transformation as it moves through the process. Having no kitchen for a period of time is disruptive, but the end result is worth it! We work with our preferred crews and provide hands on project management to keep the project moving along as quickly as possible. Our goal is to get our clients back into their kitchens and cooking!

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The result of the design, planning, and work is this light and airy kitchen. It’s now an inviting space, where the homeowners can cook and entertain. Every selection from the cabinetry to the countertops and backsplash come together in a cohesive design with lots of character. The beautiful stainless appliances are sleek and efficient.

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The homeowners are thrilled with their new kitchen! We were able to give them the look they wanted, improve on the layout, and stay within budget. Curious what we can do within your budget? Call JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design to discuss your project with one of our professional team members.

Log Home Kitchen Transformation

Log Home Kitchen Transformation – a collaborative project between Linda Zoffer of del Zio Designs Interiors and JeanE.

This tiny log home kitchen was in need of some help. The homeowners enlisted the collaborative efforts of Linda Zoffer of del Zio Designs Interiors and Jean of JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design. The goal was to transform this tiny kitchen into an elegant space for cooking, dining and entertaining.

Take a look at some images from before the new design.

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This dining area is isolated from the kitchen by the wall with a pass through. This created two small dark spaces and resulted in lots of additional steps to get the meal on the table.
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Wow, talk about a tight squeeze! There is no way two people could cook together in this space. To make matters worse, the appliances were out of date, there was a lack of countertop surface, and storage space was virtually non existent. There was not one wall cabinet or pantry storage area in this kitchen!
Linda and Jean came up with a plan to create an open and free flowing space with a fabulous view to the front of the house. Here are some after photographs:
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The wall separating the kitchen and dining area had to go! By combining the kitchen and eating area, we were able to incorporate everything on the client’s wish list.
All new custom cherry cabinetry from Bremtown Cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances were selected and installed. A large, two-tiered, island was added which serves the dual purpose of prep area and dining. A decadent Wenge butcher block top caps off the raised portion of the island. And, don’t forget the lighting. All new can lights were added in the ceiling with a decorative chandelier over the island and pendant at the sink. This is a kitchen where two people can work together and enjoy their guests!
Details like glass mullion doors and a beverage refrigerator help to make the space even more custom. Now, instead of having a “Little House on the Prairie” log home feel, this home has been transformed into a luxurious log home retreat. With a creative design team, your dreams can come true.

A fresh and functional kitchen design!

Dated, dark and drab, this Raleigh, North Carolina homeowner needed a kitchen transformation. We’re so glad that this family called Ellen Hinnant, a designer with JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design to come in and create a fresh and functional kitchen that not only suited their needs, but their budget as well.

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Ellen knew that to liven this kitchen up, the old cabinetry would have to go, as well as many other elements. She planned to bring new life with the addition of lighter colors, fresh countertops, and more.
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By taking the cabinets to the ceiling, the room instantly looks much larger, and the homeowners gain lots of extra storage space. A traditional, yet sleek decorative hood is now on the wall, where a range has been located to replace the separate cooktop and oven. This becomes a focal point of the room with beautiful tile work on the backsplash.

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JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design is proud to serve other designers by providing beautiful cabinetry and cabinet installation services for their projects.
Nancie Wood of Nancie Wood Interiors recently asked us to provide the cabinetry for this stunning and glamorous bathroom. To fulfill Nancie’s vision for the space, we worked with our cabinet supplier, Bremtown Custom Cabinetry. The sink cabinets