Amber Griego is a retail designer for CKF Omaha. She and her husband, Josh, began looking for their first home in March of 2015. After months of searching to find the perfect move-in ready home, they decided to go the fixer-upper route (Amber’s dad had experience in remodeling and would be able to help them along the way). They ended up finding a home with a lot of potential, and with Amber’s vision in tact, they gutted the kitchen, three bathrooms, and the entire basement. The Omaha home was built in 1964, so Amber wanted to keep some of the character that was originally built into the home. They refinished the beautiful red oak floors and had some of the windows replaced. They were intent on keeping the intricate, original plaster ceilings, and the original front door, which had a diamond window and a diamond door handle plate. They had to be careful during the demo process, as to not ruin any of these unique features. The entire renovation took about 4 months, but they are so happy with the results and were able to move in on Oct. 10.
Amber’s MUST-HAVE products for the kitchen:
1. Kohler® Enamled Cast Iron Kitchen Sink
2. White subway tile, with grey grout. (She pinned that look a million times.)
3. Cambria® quartz countertops
4. White cabinets
Check out the ‘before & after’ kitchen shots below:
More about Amber:
Amber starts all of her designs with the functionality factor, and then selects stylish finishes. She loves vintage things that add character to a space. She thinks it’s important to select clean, classic pieces as a base, and then roll in some vintage decor to style the space. She loves bouncing ideas off other designers and family members. One of her favorite sources of inspiration comes from looking at photos of old kitchens and selecting elements that are still in style today.
“Nothing is more beautiful than a design that stands the test of time.” -Amber Griego, CKF Omaha
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