This 1970's basement rancher was in tremendous need of a facelift. The goal was to open up the main areas in order to take advantage of natural light and allow the space to function within the client's lifestyle. These clients were wonderful to work with, allowing us the freedom to take artistic liberties as we moved through the project. It might look like a million dollars, but this renovation was completed on a modest budget with mid-grade materials. What makes it work? The secret to success in this project was most certainly the homeowner's flexibility paired with a beautiful design plan and well-executed high-quality trade work.
Sometimes all it takes is a fresh set of eyes. This small home had just come through foreclosure and was in desperate need of an actual master bedroom. What it currently had on the second floor...one 10x9 bedroom, one 8x9 bedroom, and a hall bath in between. Looking through design glasses we could easily see a solution. Moving walls, taking out an unnecessary hallway, and completely rearranging the space gave way to the perfect master bedroom space. This master suite now also has an adjoining master bath and walk-in closet.
The perfect kitchen for a small cottage home, this renovation required some custom details. With two young children and lots of entertaining, these clients were ready for a kitchen that suited their lifestyle. Without making changes to the footprint, we reworked the layout slightly in order to create a more functional and safe work space. The cabinets were built by one of our skilled carpenters, and the custom details were carried over into other parts of the room. We also gave purpose to the small hallway tucked around the corner by adding a recessed pocket with hooks and shelving and a floor to ceiling magnet board on the opposite wall for the kids to display their art and parents to organize their calendars.
Personalizing a space for a terminally ill child is an honor that gives us an opportunity to make life a little sweeter. Precious Emily sat with us to share her love for blue and lime green, creating art, her favorite bible verses, and above all making potholders! We worked to surprise her with her dream room. Filling two large ottomans with potholder loops she could use gave us the inspiration to take it up a notch and give her draperies a personalized twist. We created seven foot looms with custom loops to flank either side of her window. Emily required a custom bed system that would keep her elevated. She let us know that she always sleeps on her left side. Keeping that in mind, we crafted an original painting with her favorite bible verse that was aligned so she could view it while in bed. We framed and displayed many of her own drawings, and gave her closet doors with cork and magnet boards to continue displaying her work. This precious girl's mission was to spread the love of Jesus. We were honored to give that same love to her.