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!
WOW! What a huge undertaking! I love the direction it’s going – what vision it took to see it! I can’t wait to see it all pulled together!
Thanks Jenny! It really has been such a dream project to get to work on! Yes! It’s a huge undertaking and my clients are very brave to say the least! I’m so glad they saw the potential and jumped in! Stay tuned girl! xo
Thank you Jeannette! We are beyond thrilled with how beautiful this project has turned out! Stay tuned for updates in a few weeks.
Wow !! What a gorgeous transformation .
From dark and choppy to light airy and looks huge .amazing can’t wait to see it finished !
Thank you Nancy!! It has truly been such an incredible experience polishing up this diamond in the rough. My clients are troopers for tackling this! I can’t wait for you to see what we’re about to do to pull it all together!
Rose G says
Love the open feeling with the remodel. Great job
Thank you! This home has some beautiful natural light and we did everything we could do open up and let that light in. It’s really such an incredible home.
Love that you are breathing new life into this home by opening up all the spaces! These large rooms will accommodate friends and family so well when entertaining. Thank you for sharing your work, and vision with us!
Thank you Penny! It has been the best team to work with! I can’t wait to share the project when we’re done.
Wow!! This is a huge project! It’s neat to see your vision come to life, and I look forward to seeing the After photos.
This is exciting for me to see because we’re currently planning our own major remodel of our 1989 home and will be gutting it. We’re in the planning stage now and getting everything in line to order and pick a date to start! I love the paint color in the foyer. Our vision is natural walnut, white, black and gold touches throughout for a modern transformation. All the honey oak will be gone!
So beautiful! A dream home! Can you share what floors you are using? Thanks!
You have the best eye! I love all the changes! It doesn’t even look like the same house. The selection of the hard finishes and paint make the house so light and airy. You mention that the library shelves and game room are Sherwin Williams Smoky Blue, but they look like two different colors in the photos. Are they both Smoky Blue? If so, the lighting must make a huge difference in how they appear. Either way, the house is beautiful!
Thank you so much Susan! It has been such a wonderful project! You yourself have a great eye because the library cabinets are NOT Smokey Blue after all. We made a last minute change from Smokey Blue to a custom mix that I created. We wanted dark and moody but I worried Smokey Blue would be too dark so I lightened up from Smokey Blue. I also mixed in about 10% hint of blue/green so the color would warm up a tad in the direct light that I knew would cast blue. Thank you for noting the color difference! I updated the post. Also, thank you so much for your kind words!!
Patty Beverly says
Usually I’m more verbose…..but just WOW! Can’t wait to see the update! These are just my color!
This a beautiful remodel !!! Love the color and tile choices throughout. Would you happen to have a source for the flooring. Looking for something similar for our remodel 🙂
If anyone can do this, you can. Love all the colors and tiles. When completely finished will you be sharing all paint colors, tiles and flooring. I surely hope so. Can’t wait to see it when completed.
Cyndi J says
It is amazing! I look forward to seeing it finished and furnished. I’m echoing some of the other comments about the LVP source if you are able to share. I’m planning to also do LVP soon although my house is much smaller at 1000 sq ft.
I would love to know the information on the LVP, brand, color etc. It’s really pretty.
Ali Lisle says
Any chance you know what color the kitchen island is?
The kitchen island color is a custom mix.
Staci Scott says
Can you share the source for the kitchen countertops? So beautiful!
Wow – this is going to be stunning! Love the choices. Many have asked about the LVP and I have been looking for this exact style forever. Can you share?
Thanks – such beautiful work.
Amazing transformation! Thank you for sharing! I googled “drift of mist” and found this page. Is the whole house drift of mist, or just the foyer? Would you say it looks a bit gray?
I know you likely can’t reveal the exact source of the LVP flooring due to protecting the information of paying clients. Do you have a particular brand of LVP you recommend? My research of LVP led me to your site. I’ve been looking at Coretec, which seems to set the standard for all LVP flooring and it is a wonderful product. My hesitation is that their colors don’t look anything like what you’ve used here – this is beautiful!
Do you have a picture of the progress of fireplace wall with cabinets on each side ?
I miss your blog. I haven’t seen a new post in a very long time. I so enjoyed your blog and looked forward to it. Did you stop blogging?