Design Brief: Transitional with a Modern Twist

Legacy designer Michael Burr modernized this flood-damaged home and prepared it for sale with a complete renovation of the main floor.

Transitional Kitchen with a Modern Twist

I wanted to appeal to potential buyers with a transitional style that leaned toward modern, including interesting features to make the home stand out in a crowded real estate market.

Transitional Kitchen with a Modern Twist

The horizontal panelling on the island and wood chimney hood speak to a modern, linear feel. Using different materials allowed me to introduce texture for visual interest that contrast beautifully with the flooring, countertop and subway tile.

Transitional Kitchen with a Modern Twist

The island incorporates several interesting features. The thick shelving magnifies the horizontal elements in the design while the beverage fridge is a completely custom and unique piece integrated with a custom wood panel and matching horizontal panelling. The design includes an abundance of pot and pan drawers, pull-out trash and recycle bins and a pull-out pantry shelving unit for excellent functionality.

Transitional Bathroom with a Modern Twist

The bathroom has a feeling of simplicity with presence; it is very functional, yet the design feels spacious and luxurious.

Transitional Home with a Modern Twist

Additional information about this home:

Designer Michael Burr
White Cabinets MFP5740 Cloud White 3″ stile and rail
Wood Cabinets FP740 Clear Alder Briar 3″ stile and rail


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