Before and After Photos on a Renovation Project
I’m very proud to share this amazing project with you. It was a labor of love like all of my projects but this one defiantly was a great project to work on. The 3200 square foot ranch style home was a complete renovation project in order to accommodate my client’s empty-nester lifestyle. For starters, they wanted to update the space to have some modern amenities like a walk-in master bedroom closet and a large master suite bathroom. Modernize the kitchen, update all three bathrooms, install hardwood floors and open the staircase going to the loft upstairs. While finishing the space with furnishings and colors that fit their personal style.
The home had great bones and a beautiful layout to start with, but a few tweaks were necessary to accommodate the clients must have list. We decided that the current wood floors were in good shape but needed to be refinished and stained. Yet the existing hardwood floors were not installed throughout the entire home. They had wood floors in the master bedroom but not in the hallways or kitchen. And, the client preferred to have carpet in the bedrooms and carry the wood into the hallways and kitchen instead. We decided to repurpose the floors that were in the bedrooms and place them in the halls and kitchen. This way all of the public areas would have the wood floors while bedrooms/private areas were to be carpeted. We also opened up the staircase going to the upstairs loft. The loft had this great and spacious extra space that was closed off from the rest of the house. We removed the enclosed staircase and replaced it with a stunning custom designed railing to give the foyer an airy and more formal feel. They now use this space for game nights with their older children and the grandkids love to play up there.
The master ensuite was a design challenge but turned out to be one of the best rooms in the house. The original bathroom layout was long and narrow with little natural light. Once we opened up the walls and removed some of the unused closet spaces we were able to make a spacious bathroom. The current bathroom now has a massive walk in shower with tons of storage and natural light. The client also wanted a walk in closet so we decided to move the wall back about 24″ which stole some square footage from the family room but allowed us to create a beautiful U-shape walk-in closet. Lastly, we took out an awkwardly placed window in the bedroom to provide balance to the room so it could accommodate a large magnificent headboard with nightstands on either side.
A few unexpected twists to this home was using some unusual wallpapers on ceilings, using an unused closet space and turning into a wine cellar while finishing the space with beautiful furniture, fabrics, and accessories. The client also re-used a sentimental pink marble that they were able to retrieve from the client’s mother’s home for the fireplace surround.
It was a house that needed to be upgraded into the new modern era and with a well thought-out construction and design plan this home turned into a stunning property that will be enjoyed for many years to come.