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Our renovation is (almost!) over. If you missed the blog post from early in the process, see Renovation-Part One. We began in mid August and so it’s been about 3 months. We’re letting go of the memories of dust and just enjoying the space now. These are pendant lights over one of the two islands in our kitchen.
This is the view from our family room back towards the kitchen. We knocked down the wall between the kitchen and this room to open up the space. “Knocking down the wall” sounds easy, but it involved new steel beams and moving lots of wires and pipes. Still not quite sure how our general contractor, Brian Dean, of Bryan & Brian, pulled this off, but did.
This is a view from the kitchen over the two islands out towards the family room. The chairs on the far left are waiting for their table – hopefully coming next week.
This view is across the family room, with part of the kitchen on the left. it’s hard to see unless you click to enlarge the picture (subtle hint), but at the top you can see our Big Ass Fan. That’s really the brand name.
In this image, you can see part of the dining room through the kitchen on the right, and our front hall on the left. It’s great that we can now sit in our dining room and see all the way to the back yard. But we love eating at the island, so we may never use the dining room again.
Shooting interior spaces is tough, because of the mix of light. In the picture above, note the blue cast to the natural light on the right half, and warm tones in the kitchen from the halogen lights. If this were a project for a client, I’d work the light a bit differently. But these images are just for me – and for you!
Stay tuned for more pictures in a day or so. My good friend Teddy (age 7) has been faithfully blowing the leaves off our deck, but I see in this last image below it’s time for him to come back!
Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.
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