Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 14844 Chester County Life / CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E & G A R D E N which makes it challenging to create a desir- able layout. I wanted to start over and give the kitchen a brand new look.” CREATIVE DESIGN & SPACE SOLUTIONS A friend who is a pleased Dilworth’s Cus- tom Design client suggested she call the Phoenixville-based family firm. Instead, the Mannings visited its showroom and were extremely impressed. They were also quite captivated with Dave Dilworth’s vi- sion when he visited their home. He brain- stormed with the couple to learn important details of the family’s lifestyle, wishes, and goals. Then, Valerie asked the big question: “Can you remove the wall?” This challenge was met with ease by the company’s President & CEO, Dan Dilworth. He evaluated the structure and determined ductwork locations and support possibilities with or without an addition of decorative pillars. “Dan was filled with good news,” exclaims Valerie. “The wall could be elimi- nated, and we didn’t need support columns. The project would entail complete gutting of the space providing the Dilworth crew one large blank room to remodel. Dave presented a CAD (computer-aided design) rendering featuring floor plans, specifica- tions, and elevations. Then we returned to the showroom and selected cabinets, coun- tertops, and an island. It was such fun. We were thrilled.” The Mannings’ elation was magnified exponentially when construction was com- plete. The expansive area resonates with style and function. French country cabinets handmade in Dilworth’s shop are painted in a soft and creamy blush color. The cabi- netry also conceals many of the appliances imparting symmetry and a rich look to the area. On another wall, there is concealed storage for coats, boots, and backpacks in additional cabinetry that blends perfectly and helps keep the family organized. Quartz perimeter and bar countertops are a soothing medley in brown, reminiscent of hot chocolate. The island, painted in a cus- tom color, is topped with a complimentary color of quartz. The unequivocal wow factor is a double-thick ogee edge on the island. A TEAM OF TALENTED PROFESSIONALS In addition to the renovation of the un- wanted wall, other components of the spec- tacular conversion completed by Dilworth’s