Remodel Stories: Whole-Home Makeover!

A multi-room makeover of this Michigan home called for the design expertise of Lindsey Markel at Dillman & Upton, Inc of Rochester, Michigan to bring together a stunning whole-home interior that blended purposeful functionality with cohesive architectural design.  

Kitchen Remodel with White Dura Supreme cabinets, light blue backsplash, gray counters, and a Black painted Dura Supreme kitchen island.

The kitchen is a masterful use of space that conformed to existing locations for plumbing, electrical and duct work.  Dual islands provide a furniture-like central cook center, along with a second island that integrates an angled sink and wraps around the kitchen perimeter.  The two islands house a hub of activity including the sink, two dishwashers, a drawer microwave and a cooktop with a host of drawers and accessories for organization.  

Kitchen remodel with glass door cabinets, built-in hutch from Dura Surpeme Cabinetry with a corner apron sink.

The outer walls of the kitchen incorporate refrigeration behind integrated cabinetry doors and a double oven.  Floor to ceiling cabinetry with glass doors creates beautiful display areas with a significant amount of storage below.  A coffered ceiling and a fluted apron-front sink provide stunning focal points against the beautiful backdrop of glass-front cabinetry.

White kitchen cabinets by Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a bright an airy transitional styled kitchen design.

Tackling the walk-in pantry, Markel banished the typical, cluttered open-shelf concept and replaced it with a wall of cabinetry with loads of storage.  Open lower units have deep roll-outs to provide convenient drawer storage within the pantry.  The spacious, walk-in pantry was also an ideal location for a desk to provide easy access to bills, to-do lists and school calendars near the hub of family activity in the kitchen.

Off-white gray walk-in pantry cabinets and drawers with intigrated kitchen office desk. Featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Just off the kitchen, the den was transformed with bookcase cabinetry to create a stunning retreat that serves as a library with an integrated computer nook.  Cabinetry was designed to the ceiling for upper display space, with a molding treatment at the transition point (between the lower bookcases and upper display cabinetry) that serves as a ladder rail for a rolling library ladder.  An artisan "Heritage Paint" finish imparts a luxurious, lived-in look that gives this room comfortable and welcoming appeal.

Gray and distressed painted Dura Supreme library cabinets and built-in bookcases with rolling ladder with Shabby Chic Style.

In keeping with the well-appointed interiors and architecture of the home, Markel designed the bath cabinetry and storage to reflect the beautiful architecture and design throughout the rest of the home.

Shabby Chic styled bathroom design with a distressed bath furniture vanity from Dura Supreme with wood floors and a rustic barn door.

Blue master bath vanity with Dura Supreme Cabinetry Personal Paint Match cabinet finish with Sherwin-Williams Tide Water SW 6477 paint color.

For more information on Dillman & Upton, Rochester, MI, see their website at

Dura Supreme cabinetry throughout the home in Silverton door style with a beautiful array of finishes that complement each other.  White paint in kitchen, Pearl paint for pantry cabinetry, Heritage "E" finish for cooktop island, Heritage "D" finish for library cabinetry and Personal Paint Match to Sherwin-Williams "Tide Water" SW 6477 in the master bathroom.


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