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'Breaking Bland' Brings Big-City Style to Charleston in These OOAK Renovations

Designer Mary Welch thinks outside of the box when it comes to home renovations, making her a go-to resource for homeowners looking to transform their living spaces. See how she can take ordinary homes and make them extraordinary in this season of Breaking Bland.

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Mary Welch Brings Unique Interior and Exterior Design Renovations to Charleston

Get a taste for Mary's bold style in Breaking Bland. Follow along as she sets out to help homeowners transform their living spaces in extraordinary ways. With an eye for color, contrast and modern design, she isn't afraid to push the boundaries with her big-city style.

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A Contemporary, Functional Kitchen

Moody lighting, dark wooden floors and eclectic accessories transform an outdated kitchen into a modern, open concept room. By removing a wall and extending a peninsula, Mary and the team were able to incorporate bar stools for entertaining and dining. French doors were installed to improve connectivity to a new outdoor kitchen and provide more natural daylight. To add an element of color and design, mauve and yellow paint frames the window and doorway. The designer swapped old cabinets for new, clean-lined white cabinetry. A floor-to-ceiling pantry offers added storage for the homeowners.

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Neon Light Lettering for Unique Kitchen Ambiance

A dropped soffit creatively disguises a hood vent, while also providing wall space for a neon sign reading “Bon Appetit.” The updated range and prep area are surrounded by handmade blue subway tiles. An inset shelf provides space for cooking essentials and modern accessories add polish.

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An Expansive Outdoor Entertaining Space

When outdoor entertaining is a priority for a homeowner, designers are keen to deliver on all elements that can transform a space and add function. In this backyard, a huge paver patio accommodates a large outdoor kitchen and grill, a dining table beneath a pergola and an expanded lounge area where guests and family members can kick back and relax.

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