Colonial Refresh


This 90s Colonial home featured an outdated kitchen and bathrooms. The footprint of each space worked for our clients, however, the tired 20th-century fixtures and finishes clashed with the home’s potential.


Project Type: Kitchen \ Bath
Size: 500+ square feet
Location: Newburyport, MA


Architect: Vesta Architecture
Builder: BLB Design / Build
Photographer: Freebird Photography


Having executed four separate building projects with BLB Design / Build – one residential and three commercial – I can attest to their superior skill, efficiency, and value.



1. Maintained layout with upgraded fixtures

2. High-end appliances

3. Shaker-style cabinetry

4. Eliminated dormers for optimized bathroom

5. Additional storage space

Transitional Design

Transitional design is a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary styles. This style incorporates traditional elegance while introducing modern lines and angles. While the decor is important, this style lets the furniture and textures do the talking.

Optimized Primary Suite

We eliminated formers to provide additional space for the primary bathroom reconfiguration. Closing the dormers suited our client’s future needs, opened space for a double vanity, and created a secret storage space for seasonal clothing and bathroom toiletries.

Modernized Colonial

Before, the kitchen and bathrooms were designed in a traditional 90s fashion with overlay cabinets, heavy wood, clunky fixtures, and dark spaces. We installed modern and bright inset Shaker-style cabinets with dual-material countertops in the kitchen. We eliminated the acrylic shower surround and outdated tile in the primary suite and replaced those with a walk-in shower and honed marble tile.



You’ve got the vision, we’ve got the expertise – contact us to go Beyond the Build.


BLB Design \ Build
6 Chestnut Street, Ste. 200
Amesbury, MA 01913


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