For this artist and her family of four it was the connection she felt to Jama’s design and the the Ketcham's easy going nature that sold her on working with Ketcham & Co. “Jama and Geoffrey are easy to communicate with and respected the fact that we had a budget. We met with other builders but we felt they understood our needs and wants,” says Cecily. She adds, “Besides, the kitchen would not be nearly as pretty if it were not for Jama.”
And pretty it is. The kitchen, previously dark and closed off, is now filled with light -- which Cecily says is her favorite part. The gray cabinets paired with the open shelving, new windows and trim as well as interior doors help to brighten the space making it feel airy and open. The beautiful Carrara marble plays beautifully with the brass hardware and library lights, which give the space a sophisticated but not too formal feel, while the butcher block and shiplap provide warmth and texture.
But for Cecily and her family, this is more than just a kitchen. Updating and opening up the kitchen has allowed them to stay in the house and community they hold dear. Prior to the renovation, the space did not function well. “More than likely we probably would have had to move -- not only to another house but to another community,” says Cecily. The new kitchen allows them to live, enjoy and relax as a family. It also allows them to hold their small group meetings without feeling closed or cramped. “It’s so nice that people can be in the living space but overflow into the kitchen. People are in separate spaces but are also together because the space is open and inviting, " Cecily notes, “The best part about working with Jama and Geoffrey is that they are relatable, easy to talk with and most of all fun. You can tell when someone enjoys their work and they truly do.”