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    A new, enlarged deck creates a nice transition into the backyard. Weathered siding is replaced with new painted siding and new black framed windows.

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    Extra-large eaves are thinned down simply by removing unnecessary framing. The new entryway is larger, too, and comes forward to greet the visitor.

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    The new kitchen expands into the whole room and opens up so the small peninsula can be replaced with a larger island and someone at the sink can look out to the yard.

  • Two materials only: vertical grain oak and quartz. Notice the hidden electrical outlets in the back splash.

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    The kitchen now takes up the space of the breakfast room and the door into the garage has been moved around to the new entryway.

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    Here one can see how much nicer the kitchen is with the dining room pushed out to the same wall.

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    Here the dining room is pushed out and the wall separating the kitchen and breakfast room is removed.

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    New wide plank white oak flooring replaces carpet and interior spaces are simplified with a new modern fireplace and hearth.

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    The new larger entry has room for a bench and storage as well as a connection to the garage. This accommodates the family’s needs as well as visitors’.

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    The parents’ bathroom now includes a frameless glass shower with a seat and storage cabinets on each side of the vanity. A skylight brings in natural daylight into both the bathroom and walk-in closet.

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    An open rail and larger deck replaces its cramped predecessor with a fence at the edge of the yard for privacy, instead.

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    Here the slim eaves, painted siding, and black windows create a whole new, cleaned-up look. The deck incorporates part of the fence detail to provide privacy from the street while opening up the view to the lake.

 Before
Back Forth

Before

Modern Farmhouse

Our charge for this project was: “get rid of the 1980’s!” The existing home had very bulky proportions and badly weathered wood siding on the exterior and a lot of golden oak and carpet on the inside. For a home with a large floor area, some spaces were very tight. It had a very cramped kitchen and dining room and no coat closet in the entryway. These problems were solved by pushing out the entryway and the dining room and opening up the kitchen. The breakfast room was absorbed into the kitchen space, an island was added for casual eating and the entry from the garage now comes into the new entryway.

 

  • Date February 3, 2020
  • Tags Remodels