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Our customers are a blended family who started this entire construction process with the idea to just renovate their kitchen. However, after multiple discussions of things they wanted, they decided to move past just a kitchen renovation to build a custom home instead.

They found a piece of property near another home we had previously built and they fell in love with the property as well as the work of Corrado Custom Homes, Inc. After touring multiple model homes of many builders in the area, they came to us with their ideas and we pooled together various design styles to build them a one-of-a-kind home.

Grand Kitchen

Since they started this process with the kitchen, it was only fitting that this area be a main focus while building new. This grand design featured Kemper cabinetry. Perimeter cabinetry was painted white and the island in contrasting black, both topped with beautiful granite countertops by Malsnee Tile & Stone.

Adding to the cabinetry is a 36″ apron front sink by Kohler as well as black stainless appliances to coordinate with the black island. The homeowner chose stylish pendant lighting to finish off the design.

Underneath both the upper and lower cabinets, the customer decided to add led lighting which took the kitchen to the next level. The kitchen isn’t the only place with the toekick lower cabinet lighting, though. It was also installed in all the bathrooms and the master walk-in closet. Yes, there is a large island of cabinets in the master closet with both lighting underneath and a granite countertop. We weren’t lying about grand design!

Interior Details

While the kitchen is the heart of the home, the rest earns attention as well in the DeSantis custom home.

The gas fireplace showcases a detailed white mantel by Premier Mantels & Millwork Co. and 6″ x 24″ stacked stone by MSI.

Another feature that catches your attention are the main stairs. While stained treads are common, the black painted risers are much more unique and add elegance to this staircase. They topped of the design with a stained craftsman railing by Coffman.

Exterior Appeal

The exterior of the home draws the eye as well with the black and white color scheme. The snow colored Certainteed siding was installed in 5″ clapboard as well as 7″ cedar shakes and Cobble Ledgestone by Environmental Stoneworks put on the front elevation. Topping off the aesthetic out front is the black metal roof on the front porch to add even more character.

The back of the house continues the black and white pattern with a beautiful deck made of Trex Enhance in clam shell color with contrasting black balusters against white railing and posts.

I believe this customer would agree with us when we say building their custom home instead of a kitchen renovation was the right choice.