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Putting on a New Face OVERLAND PARK KITCHEN GETS A BEAUTIFUL AND QUICK RE-DO ARTICLE JENNY WOLFF | PHOTOGRAPHY ALEXIS COOK

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hen Michelle and Greig DeBow bought their home two years ago, it was nearly perfect – a sprawling storyand-a-half in the beautiful LionsGate subdivision just south of the new Prairiefire development. The house is a spacious five bedroom overlooking the prestigious and picturesque Nicklaus golf course. “We fell in love with the house and knew that this was where we wanted to raise our family,” says Michelle. When they moved in, the home was 14 years old and still in great shape. It just needed a few of Michelle’s personal touches to make it the family’s own. She and Greig also decided that the kitchen needed a facelift. Yes, a facelift. Just like cars need paint touch-ups, houses need 26

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siding and some adults sometimes ask a plastic surgeon to take a tuck here and a tuck there, the DeBow kitchen needed a refreshed look. “We liked the layout of the space,” says Michelle. “It functioned very well and we really wanted to keep the black granite countertops. But the cabinets were oak and a bit out of date.” Well, since “Everything’s up to date in Kansas City,” it was time to get with the program and interview contractors. Michelle called and met with three companies that specialize in cabinet refacing, and she chose KC Wood. “I just really felt comfortable with the owner, Steve Jones,” she says. Steve has been in the carpentry and trim

Johnson County Lifestyle September 2014  

September 2014 Issue of Johnson County Lifestyle

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