Condo Kitchen Remodel
HMD Client Testimonial & Condo
Kitchen Remodel Case Study
Homeowner Testimonial - Kitchen
“Amanda did a beautiful job designing the kitchen and
bath renovation for my Boston condo. Her ideas are
creative and fresh, her eye for color and design is superior and
she is very knowledgeable about affordable, practical sourcing
options. She was personable and approachable from start to
finish and held my hand through all the challenging decisions.
-Judy, Boston MA
This kitchen can be found in a small one bedroom basement apartment
in an historic district of Boston’s trendy South End. As if the age
of the dwelling and the basement’s space and lighting constraints
weren’t challenging enough this homeowner also had to contend with
line of sight challenges resulting from this kitchen being situated
right between the entry hallway and the combined dining and living
In this small space with very little natural light we used light
woods to brighten things up and added frosted glass to cabinet doors
to provide contrast that creates interesting visuals against the
warm maple. Because we sourced the glass locally the homeowner was
able to pick the level of frosting on the glass. We specified upper
cabinets on a single wall only to give the kitchen a taller
appearance and a pantry that helps it feel much bigger that it
really is. The layout was re-configured using stock big-box
cabinets from Lowes and we added storage to the existing footprint
in order to create composition with cabinetry that resulted in
improved visuals from the dining/living room area and entry way.
The full pantry wall includes electrical outlets inside the
cabinetry and accommodates the use of small fire safe appliances
resulting in less clutter on the countertops.
We began our specifications with a primary focus to keeping costs as
low as possible using a beautiful and affordable maple and a simple
door profile without the molding or panel details which would have
added significant cost. Using doors instead of drawers cut the
budget down even more and we even ordered the doors less glass.
Sourcing the glass locally saved our client almost $100 per door.
Running an inexpensive slate tile on the floor diagonally helped add
upscale styling to the low cost flooring. Our only splurges were the
Ceasarstone countertops and glass tile backsplash that our client
fell in love with.
vs. traditional interior design fees
per cabinet door sourcing glass
more than 40% on materials
using HMD Designer Discounts