Abracadabra, builder grade be gone! Some homes we work on have the original builder grade fixtures and layouts from when the house was built and our customers know that it doesn’t have to stay that way. We don’t always have the opportunity to remodel everything but when we do – the result is a mostly new home without the hassle of moving.
DESIGN AND LAYOUT
This home’s floor plan layout left few options to open up the space. By removing one wall and relocating one closet we completely changed the flow and foot traffic for this growing family. Relocating the closet from the front entry allows for a more open feel as soon as you walk through the door and the kitchen with no wall in the way allows for clean lines of sight to all the main levels of the home. Another small layout change that made a big difference is the sliding glass door which is more functional and lets in much more light than the previous back door in the lower level. In the old layout the kitchen was cramped when only the dishwasher door was open, in the new layout there is plenty of room to move around and prepare meals – or to run circles around Mom and Dad while they get dinner ready 🙂
Both bathrooms upstairs were improved while remaining in a similar layout, the master bathroom received all new while the kids bathroom only needed new flooring and a vanity – with a special step stool to reach the new sink height for bedtime routines!
STYLE AND FINISHES
Master bathroom received a dark onyx vanity with linen pantry storage which pairs well with the white quartz countertops. We carried the white quartz into the shower as accent pieces and matched the shower tiles to the mosaic shower floor tile, the standard tile layout in the shower blend in color to the hexagon bathroom floor tile whose shape helps to marry the contemporary to the modern. Black accents for the shower trim, vanity faucet, glass and mirror bring everything together in an intentional light and dark style for this bathroom. The kid’s bathroom with a dark blue vanity has a fun pattern floor tile with white quartz countertops. Metal accents in this bathroom are pleasantly in the background as the lighter colored wood lighting fixture compliments the very functional wood style decor.
Downstairs the wood accents from a few stairs and the updated handrail provide separation from the kitchen and lower level living room, continuing the wood accents into the other rooms with wood blinds and the original wood from the front front picture window brought welcome warmth to the home. The wood accents aren’t readily noticed until scrolling through each picture and noticing the personal furniture pieces that were already owned and loved by the family. New lighter color flooring throughout the main levels adds an inviting style and is accented with appropriately placed task lighting and recessed lighting for each space.
The expanded kitchen has classic white shaker cabinetry accented with off white walls and trim. The new cabinet layout made room for the countertops to receive a radius edge providing sitting and serving space for four which replaced the round breakfast table that used to take up valuable space in the kitchen area. Simple white hexagon backsplash is utilized here to bring attention to the clean lines in the cabinetry.
Replacing the doors and trim in the entire home and updating the lighting fixtures in addition to painting in each room brought everything together and will serve this family for years to come.