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“Our approach is to make a renovation look as though it was always there; we’re not just renovating a home, we’re creating environments and experiences.”
FINDING THE PERFECT FIT
KITCHENLAB | REBEKAH ZAVELOFF INTERIORS TRENDS IN RENOVATION
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Homeowners who are embarking on a renovation should take the time to interview multiple firms before hiring. There are many great companies working in our space, however, having a personality and style fit are extremely important, and trust is imperative. We bring the collective experience of well over 100 renovation projects to each client and our relationships with our clients and vendors continue with our clients long after the project ends, many times to other homes or renovations. For us, experience and relationships are the backbone of our firm.
Founders of KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors, Rebekah Zaveloff and John “Nick” Nichols met in the restaurant business 20 years ago, and for them, hospitality is still at the core of every renovation and design project. “We continue to work in the hospitality business, helping our clients create spaces where they will welcome friends and family,” says Zaveloff, director of design of KitchenLab. “For us, the kitchen is our lab, our true living room, where we break bread, pour wine, laugh, plan and dream.” The design team at KitchenLab strives to create spaces that make people feel welcome. “We listen to our clients and to the home itself, looking for details, proportions and other cues that help direct the renovation,” she says.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING Many of the projects we are engaged in are existing, period homes with their own history. Taking cues from the style and period of the home provides a reference point from which to work. A great example is matching existing millwork when adding space or reconfiguring an existing room. 2
1. This Wicker Park brick cottage underwent a renovation of the entire first floor, including the kitchen with new patio doors, graphic tile flooring and shiplap/ beam ceiling. 2. & 3. This Lincoln Park Victorian brownstone received a three-story addition, adding two bedrooms, a kitchen and family room. The original fireplace surround was refurbished, and the original stair railings were reworked to meet code. All photography by Michael Alan Kaskel