Looking for houses can be very frustrating when you are looking in a market with very little houses for sale. So we were finally down to three options…the older cape, the brand new townhouse or the house with no driveway. It was time to make a decision, but we still had remodeling work to finish up for our clients in Missouri.
Phase 3 of the remodel began with an extensive amount of demo on the first floor. We removed all of the flooring, an entire wall that was previously separating the kitchen from the living room, removed the kitchen cabinets, appliances and carpets on stairs. So you could get a snapshot of what a job site looks like during demo I took a little video.
Once everything was removed, it was time to start rebuilding. The biggest modification was the new beam which was necessary to hold up the house. We hired an engineer to evaluate the home and provide recommendations that needed to be completed to ensure the home was safe. Two 26′, 18″ beams, a steel plate, concrete pad, blocks and a lot of muscle later…and the house was ready.
The kitchen was getting a completely new set up so we had to run new electrical and plumbing, move the HVAC and remediate some water damage that was found during demo. Once this was complete we could start working on ceiling and drywall repair.
Nearly every inch of the house was being repainted so this process took some time. The main walls were Benjamin Moore Seapearl, and the stairs, trim and doors were Sherwin Williams High Reflective White the dining room was Benjamin Moore Gray Owl, and the Master Bedroom was Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray.
We also updated all the windows and doors to the Marvin Direct Glaze, Contemporary Casements and doors. The interior and exterior of the windows were black and we used two horizontal grills to split the windows in thirds. The main entry into the house was a french door that opened from both sides and had a large window above it.
Cabinets were custom through Cabinet Concepts by Design and were absolutely gorgeous. The mix of white and wood veneer finish gave this open air kitchen a traditional yet modern feel.
We continued the use of the Absolute Black granite countertops from the previously updated laundry/mudroom however, instead of the polished finish, we switched it up and did a honed finish.
In the hearth room, dining room and master bedroom, we incorporated a custom made wainscott. We also replaced all baseboard in the house with new, painted the staircase white, and changed out the stair spindles to new square black spindles.
We also added a beam veneer where the old wall used to be to add a bit of separation to the open concept.
Additional items updated include all new electrical switches and outlets, all new lighting fixtures and ceiling fans.
This house was a complete transformation and the end product was so bright and airy. The designer (Erica Praschan), homeowners and complete crew did an amazing job and the final product is a beautiful open air dream space.
Now that this project is finally complete, it is time to get back to the big move! After much deliberation on which house to purchase, we placed another offer on the initial house we saw, the older cape that needed a bunch of work, and the homeowners accepted. We couldn’t be more excited to start picking out materials for our home and giving it a totally new look! Meanwhile, this is the new view we drive past everyday.