The walnut wall is completed! This is of huge significance, as we are nearing the end of the project. Now on to the remaining details!
The painting is bringing everything together. Thank you Matt Slater Painting! You guys did a great job as always!
Connection to City services. While this was quite a mess with the front yard, we have piece of mind for the sewer and drain systems of the house.
CUSTOM COUNTER INSTALLATION
The custom Walnut waterfall counter has just been installed and it looks great! This small bar height surface will marry the kitchen to the dining space and provide a casual eating or working area.
The garage floor is finally being poured! A finished floor in the garage will be a welcomed improved site condition - allowing easier access to the backyard. We are close to having the exterior completely wrapped up - including the back screened porch.
Jeff, one of our carpenters, is starting to lay the tile for the bathroom floors which is a faux wood porcelain tile. There is a good amount of wood on the interior from the main oak wood floors, to the bathroom faux wood tile, and the reclaimed wood accent wall in the living room - pictures to come!
Tim, the Lead Carpenter, is working on custom built-ins which include full height library bookcases and a mudroom bench and storage. Other trim details, like the front entry column, are finishing up and getting ready for paint.
The front porch was one of the few things to not be demolished during construction. With several rotted wood floor boards and posts, it needed some work. Tim, the Lead Carpenter, is now fixing it up, replacing the wood where needed and getting it ready for a new paint job!
The doors and windows are being cased in trim. The white casing comes pre-primed while the pine backband does not. Once the trim is finished and final paint colors are selected, all the trim will be painted a classic white which adds to the Craftsman style of the house.
The kitchen cabinets have arrived and are completely installed! This kitchen features two-toned cabinets which adds contrast and allows the peninsula to be a focal point. The same quartz countertop will be used throughout the space to unify the kitchen.
The siding is going up and it looks amazing! Stained cedar shingles will also be used on the front of the house to accentuate the Craftsman style of this home.
The drywall was delivered right into the house. With the drywall up, it's much easier to envision the finished space. Now that the drywall is finished, things will start moving quickly - the floor can start going in as well as the tile. The cabinets will be installed next!
The mechanicals! One of the most important aspects to a remodel. The first picture says it ALL! This is Tim getting ready for his the pre-mechanical meeting. Tim literally staples item cards all over the home, according to our electrical plan, for us to then re-confirm placements with our clients. Always better to make adjustments before installation rather than after. We also have a curious neighbor and found a wonderful artifact!
The framing is under way and the house is starting to take shape.
The foundation for the garage going in. The door opening to the basement will still be in use, but with a new interior stairway access point.
Demo is underway - it's always amazing what we find behind the walls! Our clients loved this brick so much - we are keeping it!
Ryan and Jon helping move furniture into the pod before interior demolition begins.
Client Remodeling Goals
Our clients wanted to extend the small, cramped kitchen into the living area to create an open concept floor plan to improve the overall flow, and create a large space for entertaining. They wanted to have a fresh, modern space that would be more reflective of their personalities. They also wanted to create a more defined mudroom & laundry room area at the back entry maintaining a full bathroom.
Our Design Solutions
By eliminating the majority of a structural wall between the kitchen and living room, we were able to elongate the kitchen, and create a centralized island that would be open to the living room & relocated dining space. By adding and enlarging windows, the space is now filled with natural light that highlights a mix of materials including a custom walnut wrapped pantry corner, and a reclaimed walnut island front, framed by a quartz waterfall-edge counter.
We also added a small addition inside the garage to create a back entry with a mudroom and a full bathroom. All of the first floor interior finishes were updated and integrated tp create the modern home the clients had dreamed of.