Address both current and future needs in the family room, study and office areas, master suite, and kitchen.
The best and most cost-efficient way to meet all their criteria was to capture space within the existing footprint and put it to good use.
How We Did It: The Plan
The existing living room had a soaring two-story ceiling with an open loft. We walled in the loft and built new cabinets in that area for office and workspace.
We captured the space above the living room by building a second story floor above the living room. This became a new media and game room with one TV for gaming and the other framed to look like a piece of art. Abundant closed storage keeps everything close at hand but not in constant view.
With this new designated game room, video games are played in one room of the house instead of being spread throughout. As intended, now the bedrooms, living, dining, and workspaces feel like the bedrooms, living, dining, and workspaces they were intended to be.
The existing downstairs office was spacious enough that we could claim part of it as a family mudroom with storage. New office built-in cabinets take full advantage of the remaining space.
The kitchen had a good layout with solid cabinets and new appliances. To bring it up to date, we painted the cabinets then installed new hardware throughout. A beautiful tile backsplash makes it look like a brand-new kitchen.
We updated the upstairs master bathroom to create a relaxing retreat for Mom and Dad. This new bathroom includes amenities that accommodate the ‘away’ time most parents crave.
The homeowners are absolutely delighted with the remodel. By creatively re-imagining and re-purposing existing space in the home, we were able to meet all their needs without adding one more inch to the footprint.