Aptly named Spruce Drive, our clients' home in Ann Arbor Hills looks out onto a beautiful area where a family of deer are known to hang out. As with most families whose kids grow up, a space that works when they are young, often feels cramped when they get older. The renovation to this house included a kitchen and dining room remodel that reflected our clients' lifestyle.

November 2, 2009 

We are remodeling the kitchen and the dining room to make more efficient use of the floor space.

The left wall between the two spaces will be moved,
creating a larger kitchen and more cozy dining room.

The existing kitchen is cramped, without space for the entire family.

The new kitchen will be more roomy, with a southwestern style.

November 13, 2009

The kitchen wall is being demoed, with the ceiling to follow shortly.

With the ceiling out of the way, Anne and Stephen work to reinforce the existing roof.

November 20, 2009

Openings for the new windows are being cut out.

Windows are being shimmed into place and secured.

The new windows will greatly increase the daylight in the kitchen.

December 18, 2009

The drywall is being installed in the kitchen.

The high ceiling in the space required a special approach.

December 30, 2009

Kitchen walls are painted a sunny bright yellow.

Kitchen cabinets are being installed.

January 15, 2010

The tile floor is being put down in a random pattern to give it that handcrafted look.

The tile floor has been covered up as the installers put in the quartz countertop.

February 4, 2010

The finished kitchen.

The corner booth.

Looking back toward the pass-thru.

The finished dining room, on the other side of the pass-thru.