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Updating a Musty Kitchen


Colorado Springs, Colorado




Libbie Holmes


Family Home

There’s nothing like the shock of buying a home and finding that the previous owner left behind an odor that will not go away.

That was the case for this home in Colorado Springs. My clients’ kitchen smelled like smokey leftovers, lacked adequate lighting, and was simply uninviting. They wanted to completely remove features with lingering food residue and update the dark kitchen space.

Removing the smoke smell was a top priority, and since my clients have young kids, we also wanted to ensure this kitchen was designed to be easy to maintain and stylish, too.

Amongst the many design updates and elements, we made sure to include dish holding peg inserts in the new cabinet drawers so that even the little ones can reach plates to help set the table. We refinished the island with a darker stain that, first removed old layers of cooking residue, and made a contrasting statement against the medium toned floors. 

The biggest change was adding two windows to flank the brand new custom range hood. The addition of natural light filled the space with the warmth the family wanted to encourage everyone to gather together in the kitchen.

Their odor-free kitchen now feels bigger, brighter, and flows much better with the transitional design style of the rest of the house. It’s also perfect for their young family, with durable design elements that are easy to clean whenever necessary.

Are you looking to update an outdated bathroom in your home to meet the needs of your growing family? Book a Design Discovery Meeting today to infuse function and durability into your space… without sacrificing style!

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