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My client and her kids would be spending a lot of time in the family room, so we prioritized completing that area first. By looking for the big-ticket items at consignment shops and floor sample sales, frequenting vintage stores and estate sales, and combing listings online, we were able to stretch the budget and create a comfortable space that felt lovingly curated.
The kitchen followed, and frequent trips to the local salvage yards yielded reclaimed wood for the shelving, a top-of-the-line sink, awesome vintage cabinet pulls and assorted other important objects. (Helpful hint: Contractors who have leftover materials from jobs donate or sell their product to the salvage yards, who then sell it to the public for crazy low prices.)
It took several months and loads of creativity and repainting, repairing and reupholstering, but in the end, my client and her children had a bright and fresh space in which to start their new life.
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