This family loved their home on the tree-lined streets of Fairway and didn’t want to give it up as they grew. When they originally came to us, they had used an architect to build a complete set of plans, then found the project to be too expensive when they bid it out. They were very discouraged, and thought they may just have to give up the neighborhood in order to find a house that could meet their growing family’s needs.
Read more details about this project and see before and after pictures below.
The finished home boasts:
- The kitchen transformed from a narrow galley into an airy space open to the living and dining rooms, boasting a 48” chef’s range, sweeping expanses of lusciously veined granite countertop, a broad white porcelain farmhouse sink and eat-in island with cookbook shelves on either side.
- The bathrooms boasted clean linen-textured 12”x24” tile, modern dark wood shaker style vanity cabinets, and luxurious frameless glass shower enclosure.
- The existing hardwood floor was restained a darker hue that flowed naturally into the beautiful new tigerwood in the kitchen and dining area.
- The cramped bedrooms and too-small closets were effectively transformed into rooms large enough for modern furniture with plenty of hanging space in the closet.
- Large gatherings of family and friends are important, and the homeowners made cooking an essential part of this experience, so the entire entertaining area (Kitchen, Dining, Living and Family Rooms) is connected through large, deep cased openings.
- Built-in bookshelves and bench seats throughout the home create a sense of proportion and connection, and plenty of windows keep the rooms light and airy.
- All of the rooms were designed using the principals of axis and terminus, and with a mind to traffic flow through the connecting spaces. Although this work was subtle, the result is a home that feels ample yet intimate; where the occupant has an appropriate feeling of scale that is signalled by the room he/she is in.
Floor Plans Before and After