New year, new project spotlight! We’re kicking off 2020 with a multi-room renovation that helped our clients transform their space from a house they purchased into a home they loved.
Our clients relocated for work, and while they could bring their belongings, they had to leave their beloved family home. While the house they chose was beautiful, it didn’t quite meet their needs. By renovating different rooms we were able to create functional layouts and spaces filled with their personal sense of style.
Although the house was only built in the nineties, it needed a few updates before it was ready for a 21st-century family. In addition to bringing their classic sense of style into the space, the homeowners wanted to open up the first-floor layout. More specifically, they chose to renovate the breakfast room between the kitchen and family room, to create a more inclusive space (and to make keeping an eye on their children from the kitchen that much easier). In addition to the main space, the owners wanted to update the look of their powder room and home office. The final piece of the renovation included the master suite, which required a few modifications in terms of layout and finish upgrades.
The first step in this renovation was to create more space, just enough to adjust a few of the rooms on the first floor for better functionality. We created this space by adding a small addition to the back of the home. The original floorplan extended the kitchen and family room past the breakfast room, which created a cut out in the design. This cut out compartmentalized the kitchen and made it difficult to see into the family room. By building a small addition to the back of the home, we created a flush wall and were able to combine the kitchen and breakfast room. This small adjustment helped accomplish many of our clients’ goals for the first floor, like opening sightlines and promoting better traffic flow between spaces.
Like any good house tour, we’ll start with the entry, which in this case is the mudroom. We began the mudroom’s renovation by simplifying the overall layout. The mudroom has come a long way since it’s days as a narrow hallway! The washer and dryer were moved to a new dedicated laundry room on the second floor, which freed up closet storage space for coats and shoes. To give this mudroom the complete makeover it deserved, our homeowner’s chose to install new built-in storage. The custom storage includes a full wall complete with cubbies, built-in bench seating, overhead cabinetry storage, beadboard walls, and coat pegs to help keep the whole room organized and clean. With durable concrete tile, the functional new mudroom provides visitors with a warm and tidy welcome!
After expanding the kitchen we adjusted the layout to accentuate the new open concept design and connection to the other first-floor spaces. We wanted to help our clients feel at home, and the best way to do that was to fill it with all of the things they needed: traditional finishes, clean lines, ample storage, and an island with seating.
To begin, for a more traditional design, the kitchen was outfitted with white beaded inset cabinetry, with a mocha glaze, which gave it a warmer tone. The upper cabinetry reaches ceiling height, for maximum storage potential. Each appliance was upgraded, including the paneled refrigerator and dishwasher, which help maintain the classically clean look of the space. The custom range hood takes the traditional design theme to a new level, with it’s detailing and massive corbels, it’s truly an eye-catching piece.
The kitchen’s perimeter cabinetry is topped with Pietra del Cardosa granite. The deep tone and subtle marbling balance the white cabinetry without overwhelming the space, and accents the matte black pendants over the island and sink. The new island is a brilliant contrast to the surrounding kitchen. With a warm stained cherry base and a bright Cararra marble top, it not only supplies storage, seating, and a wine chiller but acts as a central gathering space.
For even more storage, a custom hutch was designed and installed in the eat-in area of the kitchen. With a base the same color as the kitchen cabinetry and a ledge top the same shade as the island, it blends elements around the kitchen to create another unique feature. New flooring was installed throughout the kitchen, the eat-in space, and into the family room.
Past what was once was the breakfast room we come to the vaulted family room. The entrance is flanked by two columns, covertly concealing a structural beam, without taking away from the classic motif of the space.
In the family room, we installed new white built-in cabinets, shelves, and storage on both sides of the fireplace. This provides plenty of storage and display room, elevating the style and coordination of the overall space. The look is complete with a custom corresponding fireplace surround, and mounted T.V. for the perfect centralized family zone. With plenty of storage and display space, it’s the ideal spot to entertain, spend family time, or just relax. Plus, with its scenic location, no one is ever too far away from a snack.
The first-floor powder room is a shift from the rest of the home’s classic design and a leap into some Moroccan inspired design. Rich Galbraith & Paul Lotus wallpaper in Indigo, brass hardware and custom vanity by Glenbrook Cabinetry give this tiny space a big personality.
On the second floor, we helped our client re-master their master bathroom. Originally, the space existed as a dressing room, which led to two separate closets and a master bath. We created the required square footage by rearranging the closets and merging the master bathroom and dressing room space.
Another slight departure from the traditional design of the first floor, this master bathroom uses cool tones and luxurious finishes to create a decadent yet relaxing atmosphere. The first eye-catching feature is the Glenbrook Cabinetry double vanity, topped with San Vincent Polarstone, and finished with crystal knobs and pulls. This custom piece also continues into the adjacent wall as a full-height linen closet, so necessities are never too far out of reach.
Across the Bianco Dolomite floors, we find the glass-enclosed shower.
Complete with a bench, niche, detachable head, and rain shower, this space is the perfect spot to end or start the day. The Carrara Perspective Pivot wall tile and Carrara Bella floor file in hexagon bring modern shapes into the shower, while the white subway tile provides a perfect neutral accent.
The finishing touch in this master bath is the Willa freestanding tub. Complete with a mounted tub faucet and views of their beautiful property, it seems impossible not to relax in this calming space.
The final piece to see of this renovation is the family’s new deck and outdoor space, created by Cider Mill Landscapes. With a built-in grill space and elegant stonework, we can’t think of a better place to relax and admire their new home!
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Kitchen Product Details: Back Splash: Ice Cream Crackle Manhattan Field Tile, Manufactured by Quemere Designs. Distributed by Devon Tile & Design Studio | Sink: Rohl Lancaster in White, Manufactured by Rohl, Distributed by Ferguson | Faucet: Traditional Kitchen Faucet in Polished Nickel, Manufactured by Waterstone, Distributed by Ferguson | Counter Tops: Perimeter: Pietra Del Cordosa, Distributed by Renaissance Marble & Granite, Inc. | Island Counter Top: Cararra Marble, Distributed by Renaissance Marble & Granite, Inc. | Cabinetry: Glenbrook Framed, Painted Snowcap with Mocha Glaze, Designed and Manufactured by Glenbrook Cabinetry |Island Cabinetry: Glenbrook Framed, Cherry Stained Acorn, Designed and Manufactured by Glenbrook Cabinetry| Hutch: Glenbrook Framed, Cherry Stained Acorn top, Base Painted Snowcap with Mocha Glaze, Designed and Manufactured by Glenbrook Cabinetry Appliances: Assorted, Distributed by Ferguson |
Master Bathroom Product Details: Floor Tile: Bianco Dolomiti , Manufactured by Artistic Tile, Shower Floor Tile: Carrara Bella, Manufactured by AKDO. Shower Accent Wall Tile: Perspective Pivot, Manufactured by AKDO, Shower Wall Tile: Stellar in Pure White, Manufactured by Sonoma Tilemakers, Distributed by Devon Tile & Design Studio | Cabinetry: Glenbrook Framed Painted Halo, Designed and Manufactured by Glenbrook Cabinetry | Countertops: San Vincent, Manufactured by Polarstone, Distributed by Renaissance Marble & Granite, Inc. | Shower Bench: Pure White Quartz, Distributed by Renaissance Marble & Granite, Inc. | Lighting: Chatham, Manufactured by Hudson Valley Lighting, Distributed by Bright Light Design Center | Bathtub: Willa, Manufactured and Distributed by Ferguson
Mudroom Product Details: Floor Tile: Normandy Cream, Manufactured by Arto. Distributed by Devon Tile & Design Studio | Cabinetry: Glenbrook Frameless Cabinetry, Painted White, Cherry Stained Acorn Bench, Designed and Manufactured by Glenbrook Cabinetry