Amy and John Adams have been living in their Leigh home, in Essex, for nearly a year. Six weeks after their family moved in (which includes four children ages 2 through 9), they began the three-month process of remodeling and renovating their kitchen and powder room. Fittingly, John is a property developer and Amy previously worked in styling and the creative industry. This is the couple’s fourth renovation project, which has helped them define both their strengths and ability to compromise. Amy shares a few of the understandable hurdles of this latest project, “The main challenge was living onsite with four young children during the renovation. Normal life still resumes, so it was a tough job tackling building work and taking care of a family of six! But the children were very patient and thankfully they [seemed] to take it in their stride! Fortunately, we still had use of the old kitchen so I was still able to cook.”
Follow along to see how this family turned a ground-floor bedroom into a new kitchen with an adjoining dining room and reading nook, and a boiler room into a stylish new powder room. —
Image above: “The finished kitchen and sink area. We have lots of pictures up around the kitchen and love this Peggy Wolf print from Tin Design,” Amy explains.
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