This project consisted of updating a builder grade house with great bones. The mostly open floorpan was functional, but needed some updates to function better and allow more light into the home. Finishes were dark and outdated and detail was lacking throughout. We reconfigured the kitchen layout including removal of walls to the adjoining dining and great room while separating a small prep kitchen to allow for a stronger range wall focal point and axis points in the heart of the home. A grand island grounds the gourmet kitchen with clean finishes including a full height quartz backsplash and professional appliances. Drywall returns were cased, ceilings and walls were detailed with millwork and the fireplace was given a facelift that modernizes the home decades while flattering the tall, steep proportions of the space. The primary bathroom, powder room and guest baths were updated with modern amenities and finishes while the furnishings throughout were kept spare and clean but comfortable and classic. Unexpected elements of bold color and artistic forms such as the entry chest and chandelier give character and personality to this Upscale Update for our wonderful clients.