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Historic Whole-Home Renovation in Durham


The new homeowners of the historic Joseph & Minnie Hamblin Roberts House on Trinity Ave. in Durham came into the renovation process just wanting to update the Kitchen and Owner’s Bath, but ended up touching on almost every room in the house.

Style: Transitional Project Specs
  • Kitchen Countertops: Lucastone Valencia Quartz
  • Owner’s Bath: Delta Trinsic products in Champagne Gold
  • Kitchen Backsplash: White Venatino Honed Herringbone Tile
  • Kitchen Light Fixture: Hinkley Gatsby 5 Light in Heritage Brass
The Process

The farmhouse kitchen that came with the home was not the transitional style that our homeowners wanted, so we took the room down to the studs and created a chef inspired entertaining space. The original owner’s bath had a freestanding  jetted tub right in the middle of the room, making the layout awkard and cramped.  We replaced and shifted the original tub with a beautiful soaking tub, created a dual zone shower, and installed new cabinetry for storage galore in their owner’s suite.

Our designer, Cindy Gilmore, guided the homeowners through designing the right cabniet layout for the kitchen and the bathroom, the material choices and selections for tile, light fixtures, and all the elements that brought our clients personal style together for a truly cohesive look.