I have been SO excited to finally share one of the most amazing client design projects that I have ever had the privileged to work on. It’s a large two-story whole home remodel transformation that we have completely redesigned and gutted to studs. I have been working on this project since last summer and we are just weeks away from the interior being completed. We’ve reached a point that I can finally share the plan and progress shots with you all as things are finally coming together.
To give you some background, this beautiful large 6-bedroom home was built in the mid 90’s and was originally 4,878 square feet when my clients purchased it last summer. The bones of this home and the exterior architectural elements are absolutely incredible and I am so happy that my brave clients immediately saw the possibilities of this diamond in the rough after walking through it the first time.
My clients purchased this home with the intention of completely gutting almost every square inch and redesigning it to create their dream home. Doing a remodel of this magnitude is like remodeling and building a new home all at the same time. Having a great team including a talented contractor and very involved homeowners that can articulate their vision at every decision, is the only way a huge project like this could come together so beautifully.
When we are finished with this project, the home will be more than 6,500 square feet, as we took in the garage to create a gorgeous first floor primary suite. We’ll be adding a garage to the left side of the home when the interior remodel work is done, which will add square footage to the home. We are also updating the exterior and painting the brick an off-white. Below is the mock-up I created to help my client’s visual the final color/look.
The first floor of this home was very cut up with lots of small little rooms, which was very typical of late 80’s-90’s home traditional home plan with separate “formal” living, dining, etc.. and smaller rooms for different activities.
The before pictures that I’m using are from when the home was on the market (before my clients purchased it).
You would never know this home was almost 5,000 square feet because of all the walls and rooms. This is very common from that time frame and today, families are looking for more open spaces and doing away with formal dining, formal living, etc.. The first time I walked through this home, it felt like a maze.
We knew going into the initial design work and floor plans that our goal was we to try and open up every single wall that we could structurally to create a large beautiful open great room with the kitchen, dining and living area connected. My clients wanted the first floor space to be as open as possible because they have a large family and entertain a lot.
This picture below is after FIVE walls were removed!
My client’s wanted lots of windows and natural light in their new kitchen, so we decided the best placement for the kitchen was to move it from the (original) center of the first floor to this beautiful corner overlooking their large backyard.
If you look at this before picture below, the new kitchen was moved to where the breakfast-sitting room was originally.
In the kitchen, we went counter-to-ceiling with the most beautiful marble subway tile that is turning about so amazing! It’s still not completely grouted but you can start to see the gorgeous vision for this light and airy space.
I can’t wait for us to get in all of the beautiful statement lighting we have planned for this home. My client has a lot of blue and white urns and decor that we are planning on incorporating into the kitchen and styling on these beautiful maple floating shelves.
The new dining room (which use to be the den) is just off of the kitchen and we love all of the windows and natural light that now floods the whole first floor great room areas.
Below is what the space looked like before we removed all of the walls and heavy dark flooring. Huge difference!!
As you stand in the kitchen and look toward the living room area, below is the view of this beautiful large open space.
One of my favorite rooms in the home is the library that is just off of the entryway. The library cabinets are in the process of being painted (they were originally dark wood color). We wanted to make a statement with the shelving in this space and created this rich deep blue custom paint mix that did the trick!! It’s so dreamy!
I can’t wait until we can finally style all these great shelves!
The entryway to this home is absolutely gorgeous and so elegant! I love all of the natural light flooding in through those original beautiful windows. We have big design plans for this space but in the meantime, you can see the progress so far (the chandelier in the picture is not the one we are using).
We used Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist on the walls of the foyer, which turned out so stunning in this space. My client requested a hint of color on the walls with just enough subtle color to contrast to the trim. We’re also keeping the beautiful original doors and windows above the doors, so those will be restored.
The primary suite is now on the first level and the rest of the bedrooms, game room, kitchenette, media room, second floor laundry and exercise room are all on the second floor. It’s like a whole second home on the second floor!!
Because we created that. large first floor primary suite, we decided to combine the original 2nd floor primary bedroom/bath to create a huge combination media room and game room that is open to the second floor hallway. The gorgeous oak LVP flooring that you see in the picture are the floors for the whole home.
We did tongue and groove ceilings in the tray ceilings of the media and game room. They turned out so beautiful.
My client and I wanted the game room that will have a navy pool table to feel dark and moody (we are going to do gallery walls in the space) but since we didn’t have a lot of natural light filling the room, we decided to do dark Smokey Blue on the walls but balance the darker color with white wainscoting on the lower part of the wall. This is a great way to go moody, while keeping the space feeling light and airy.
Here are a few shots of some of the upstairs bedroom that you can see how pretty the wall color and trim color turned out!
Right now, the tile is continuing to go in and the flooring for the first floor will go in sometime in the next week or so.
Just look at this gorgeous tile in the primary shower!! It’s pretty amazing!
I love this tile going in the guest shower.
There is still so much to do and then we get to finally style this beautiful home. My client and I have a gorgeous design plan and can’t wait to finally pull everything together! I’ll keep you posted and share our progress and we enter the home stretch.
This project has truly been such an amazing experience with awesome clients that have become family after working so long together. I am so grateful to them for the opportunity to get to work on something so special and I can’t wait for them to finally have the home they have dreamed about.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!