I love starting a new project and this one is MAJOR! Not only in square footage, but the scope of work is large and seems to get larger each day. Anyone who has done a renovation, can totally relate. My client keeps calling this her “snowball” because it’s growing and fast. So, let’s start at the beginning…
Before even putting in an offer; my clients asked me to tour the home and give my thoughts on its potential. I had to look past all the heavy furnishings and the hundreds of oil paintings, but I could see this home designed just for this family. Here are a few of the listing photos:
Before my clients even closed on the home they assembled the “dream team” with their favorite contractor, architect and interior designer (aka Jennifer Taylor). With such a large project, there were a ton of decisions that had to be made and quickly. Once the plan for the initial phase was approved, it was time to get to work. My first action items were to design a new kitchen and master bathroom, as well as turn a very girly bathroom into one more suited for a young boy.
Let’s start with the master bath. Angled double vanity, huge tub and corner shower with lots of framed glass. Oh, and this orange paint! I’m going to give her a beautiful corner vanity layout with a custom linen cabinet. The drop-in tub is coming out and freestanding tub going in with a large window. Finally, the shower will be full of beautiful tile and clear glass surround. Open, light and airy!
The upstairs bathroom is full of pink and purple, with another huge tub. We are taking that out to create a larger vanity with tons of storage and a new shower design.
Finally, we have the kitchen. On paper it’s a decent size, but when you’re standing there, it feels so small. The reason for this is the really high ceiling, so we’re going to bring it down to about 14 feet (instead of the 20+ it is now) and add some much needed architectural detail. I also can’t wait to get rid of all those crazy niches and air vents!
Here are a few inspiration photos my client and I have gathered from Pinterest. We’re doing a large pantry cabinet to look like a piece of furniture, I’m designing a plaster hood that is more in scale with the room and finally, these beams are providing us with some very dreamy ideas of what we can do on the ceiling!
While I’m busy working on the inside, the architect is working on the outside. He has designed a new covered porch to go across the back of the house, as well as adding a pool bath. My clients want a full outdoor living space and that’s exactly what they are going to get! Here’s the listing photo so you can see where we started.
I promise to share more as we move through this renovation. If you have any questions or want to see more of something else, comment below. I’d love to hear from you.
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