Kitchen and Bath Showcase: One Home, Three Fabulous Spaces
Fanciful features and a user-friendly touch define these two Wilmot bathrooms. Designer Annie Ballin was tasked with giving these unusual spaces a total remake. For both, Ballin refreshed the tile and added new tub fixtures and custom cabinetry. And then there’s the stunning kitchen …
For the master bath, Ballin reached out to Sue Booth of Vintage Kitchens in Concord to tackle the low window and challenging ceiling pitch. After the room was gutted, a custom shower, new tile and custom red cabinetry were installed. A marble countertop and a foot rug featuring a lively dog sets the tone.
For the guest bath, Ballin chose a custom vanity and shower, pairing them with chrome light fixtures. She balanced wood tones with soft greens and earth tones, enlarging the space via mirrors.
With daughters and two grandkids in tow, keeping things user-friendly in the guest bath was key.
“So that’s why that nice long counter can accommodate changing a baby or multiple ditty bags,” Ballin says.
While Ballin loves the functionality of her New London kitchen, her latest renovation leveled up the space to create a traditional, timeless room.
“We walk in every day and go, ‘Oh my god, this makes me so happy,’” says Ballin.
Booth suggested expanding the windows to take advantage of views onto their hayfield and, beyond, Mount Kearsarge.
A distinctive, linear fixture from Hammerton Lighting illuminates the turquoise island, while oriental rugs from Little River Oriental Rugs in Concord and refinished pine floors bring durability.
“It’s got everything you could possibly want,” says Ballin of her updated kitchen.
Ballin credits everyone on the team, including Baron’s Major Brands in Concord, Brizo for plumbing, Artistic
Tile in Nashua for being a well-oiled machine.
She says when picking the right team, “There’s no second guessing anything at all; it just comes together beautifully.”
Ballin says renovations should always be about the homeowner, rather than what’s trendy.
“It really has to be personalized to their taste and what they like. People (should) just walk in and they go, ‘Ah, this is my home.’ (It should) make them feel comfortable and joyful.”