Exterior. A complete home remodel wouldn’t be complete without an exterior makeover to reflect the quality within. The front door lacked curb appeal and faced away from the front street. The original front door opening was filled in, and a new opening was cut out of the exterior wall that faced the street. A front portico was added to create curb appeal as well as a front patio addition. The columns and arches were finished with white molding to match the new wood clad Pella windows that were installed throughout the home. To further enhance the entrance’s curb appeal, brick planters were added to create a fun “zig-zag” walkway from the sidewalk. The same brick was also used at the window sills and on the mailbox to tie the design together.
Kitchen. The original kitchen suffered from an outdated design that confined the space into a small room. The space was opened up by removing interior walls, and expanding an exterior, load bearing wall. The end result was a great room and space for a large island. The configuration of all the appliances were rearranged to the homeowner’s taste. Counter top space and storage were more than doubled as a result of the remodel. The space serves as a chef’s paradise and a gathering place for family.
Living Room Expansion. To expand the living room into the kitchen, a load bearing wall had to be moved. The result includes enough square footage for a breakfast table and custom made niche complete with storage, seating, and a place for the family computer. The new exterior wall provided an opportunity for generous slider doors to let in light and open up to a new covered patio. To make sure the expanding living room had plenty of natural light, Solatubes were added in places where natural light from windows could not reach.
Interiors. The molding really stands out in this home. All interior walls were finished with white wainscoting and crown molding throughout the home. White columns and an arch were added to separate the dining from the formal living room. The home’s original floor was removed and replaced with a dark, hand scraped wood floor. In addition, the original fireplace was refinished to it’s original charm and serves as a focal point in the living room.