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.
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.
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.
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.
Dating this bathroom was a toilet that was too low for comfortable usage. The tiny cabinet above the commode looks out of place.
This pre-fabricated shower enclosure is quite small with barely room to turn around.
After a clever redesign, our goals were accomplished!
By 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.
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.
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!
As a long time member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), I was honored to be asked to present 35 tips about business and life in an ongoing celebration of the Raleigh Chapter’s 35th year. I firmly believe in building relationships and reaching out for help when you need it. So, in developing this list, I contacted the fabulous women in my life for their input. The result is a blend of my tips and those of these wise women! You can learn more about the Raleigh Chapter at
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.