Blogger, Lura Lumsden of LuraLumsden.com recently finished her bright and beautiful, DIY kitchen remodel in her Houston home. Complete with herringbone wood flooring, sleek cabinetry adorned with gold accents and a BLANCO IKON® sink, Lura’s remodel journey took a lot of hard work, a great eye for design and some resiliency along the way. Learn more about her remodel below.
When purchasing a new home, most prospective buyers put an upgraded kitchen at the top of their “must-have” list but a dated kitchen was actually on Lura and her husband’s list of requirements. “It helped us save a lot of money when purchasing the house,” says Lura. “It also really allowed us to see how we would use the space (six years actually) before remodeling and taught us how to live with what we have.”
When it came time to start the planning for their large renovation and redesign project (in the heat of the Houston summer), Lura purposefully did not want her kitchen to fit within any standard design category. Her main focus was on functionality, clean counter space and choosing unique elements all the while keeping its original footprint. From removing old insulation and replacing each appliance, to installing her dream BLANCO IKON Farmhouse Sink, no stone was left unturned and careful thought went into designing each facet of their new kitchen.
No remodel is complete without some challenges along the way. During demolition, Hurricane Harvey hit and Lura’s neighborhood was displaced to Austin for a week. While they were fortunate enough to not suffer any damages to their home, Lura and her husband put their remodel on hold to begin helping their community. Once they were able to focus their attention, the Lumsden’s poured their energy into finishing their project – a kitchen Lura calls a symbol of hard work, love and resiliency. Despite their road blocks, Lura and her husband proudly transformed their dated kitchen into their dream space; completing their renovation this spring.
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