A Kitchen with a View

Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is chronicling her personal kitchen transformation through the regular blog and photo updates.  Today we have the 4th update from Leslie, but you can read the entire story of her kitchen in her first, second, and third posts.
“It just looks like a giant hole in the wall now, but soon it will be my very own beautiful Pella Designer Series sliding glass door with shades between the glass. It is so difficult to find window treatments that work well with sliding doors, so why not get a door with the shades built in – it’s genius.

When they cut out this new door opening, they saved the leftover bricks to reuse in other areas of the house where I am making window changes to. This way – it looks totally seamless, and all of the brickwork matches. It may just look like a pile of bricks now, but it will come in very handy soon. These hideous box windows are officially my least favorite part of this house. If I could take a sledgehammer to them myself, believe me, I would. I just don’t trust myself with that kind of equipment! These gems will be going bye-bye soon too. Adios. Next up in the kitchen remodeling chronicles is countertop selection.”  Click to read about Leslie’s choice.

Let there be light

Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is sharing her journey as her very own kitchen undergoes renovation. The third installment of this series, you can click here to find the first and second posts to see Leslie’s kitchen transformation from the beginning.
“It doesn’t look like much right now – but I am so psyched they framed out the niche that will go behind the cooktop.  I can envision it already.  The drawing shows it nicely.  It will be the perfect place for my two favorite ingredients – olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

The can lights are going in – YEAH!  I went with 4″ cans (instead of 6″), as I think the light is a little softer with a smaller can. I have this awesome huge light fixture planned for over the island that puts off tons of light.  I can’t wait to see what this looks like in place.  Between the cans, the fixtures, the under cabinet lights, and the decorative halogen puck lights – we’ve definitely got that department covered.  Everything will definitely be on a dimmer though. I love soft lighting.


Here’s the light fixture for the island.  I saw it and instantly knew it was the one.”

More progress on Leslie’s kitchen remodel can be found by clicking here.

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