SLHL BEFORE & AFTER
Marcia Moore Above: Marcia’s creative design plan aﬀorded her a functional layout without the high price tag. Moving the refrigerator into the unfunctional breakfast nook and surrounding it with cabinets gave Marcia more counter and storage space.
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Why she loves it:
INTERIOR DESIGNER MARCIA MOORE’S
BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH CARMODY PORTRAIT BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON
OCTOBER 2010 STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM
“Remodeling on a budget can indeed produce beautiful results,” says interior designer Marcia Moore. “When I bought my house, the kitchen was cramped, with very little counter space and only two drawers,” she says. “I needed to remodel on a tight budget, so I purchased stock cabinets, ‘scratch and dent’ appliances and less expensive, two-centimeter granite. Opening up a half wall, enlarging the two doorways and omitting upper cabinets on the long wall made Marcia’s small kitchen live large. “I even had room to add a wine refrigerator and a microwave drawer,” she says. The work triangle is now large enough to accommodate two cooks, and there is a place for everything. “My kitchen is so cheerful and pleasant.,” says Marcia. “It’s a great place to cook. I just love it!”
Why the judges love it: We love this dramatic transformation! The space planning and use of materials is great. By taking out the upper cabinets, the designer may have sacriﬁced some of her storage space, but she gave the room a much more open, inviting feel. We love the addition of artwork and the interesting storage alternatives, such as the fun display for kitchen gadgets and the hanging plate rack. This space is much-improved!