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Northshore Home Summer 2018

Northshore Home magazine highlights the best in architectural design, new construction and renovations, interiors, and landscape design.

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48 SUMMER 2018 K imberly and gary d'alelio spent more than a decade tolerating their kitchen. It was dispro- portionately small for their 3,900-square-foot Colonial in Boxford making family life with three grow- ing boys cramped. They were "always frustrated, always bumping into things, never being able to store enough," remembers Kimberly. "We knew we wanted to make some changes." Once two of their boys were out of the house, they had some leeway to think about a renovation, but they hadn't settled on a plan when an opportunity arose. Kimberly's best friend in Virginia was renovating her kitchen and discarding all of her cabinetry—the D'Alelios could have any pieces they wanted if they retrieved them within a few days. A wellness enthusiast who aims to live mindfully, Kimberly was enthusiastic about upcycling, especially as a collaboration with her dearest friend. She and Gary spontaneously drove straight there, unsure what they would bring back. After brainstorming with Kimberly's friend, they ended up loading a moving van with the entire extensive collection of high-quality cabinets. They knew they needed a talented designer to tackle vignettes Gagne and her team used a computer program to reconstruct how the cabinets had been arranged and then figured out how they could be repurposed for the D'Alelios' space.

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