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SOLUTIONS

All Hands on Deck

Structural surprises and the pandemic did
not hinder this kitchen renovation

WHEN A RETIRED NAVY OFFICER PURCHASED a second home in Miramar
Beach, Fla., he called on Waverly, Iowa-based designer Julie Meyers to remodel the space. Meyers, who is owner and principal designer at Design 360
@ Decorating Den Interiors, saw the project as the culmination of nearly a
decade of good customer service. She had first worked with the client on a
small project - a paint consultation - many years ago in Iowa. A year later, she
completed a project in his new house in Kansas City.The positive relationship
she had built led to the Florida remodel for which she was given free reign
within his parameters.
" This was really fun because he was open to making it his dream home, "
said the designer.
Because her client enjoys cooking and entertaining, he wanted to accommodate high-end appliances. As for aesthetics, he asked that the design reflect
his naval background with a style that offered a nod to the coastal location but
was more nautical than beachy. The project started with ease, but challenges
lay ahead, including some that no one could have predicted.

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ABOVE Nautical-inspired

features and blue accents pay
homage to the Florida location
without appearing beachy.

By CARRIE WHITNEY

CHALLENGE 1: REIMAGINING SPACE
IN A SMALL FOOTPRINT

The old kitchen was dark, dated and constrained
by a laundry closet on one side. Meyers knew she
could gain space by relocating the laundry and
removing a floating wall and peninsula that separated the kitchen from the dining area. In addition
to boosting functionality and workspace, these
changes would visually open the kitchen. Nevertheless, the space was limited.
" We played around with some options of extending the kitchen toward the living room, but
it would have impinged on the dining space, " said
Meyers, who added that the client wanted to keep
a dedicated dining table area, so the kitchen could
not pick up square footage there.

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Balanced Budget
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