Childhood home (part 2)

You may remember a post from earlier this year where we started remodeling my parents home. Well, it’s finally completed and it looks beautiful. You can see the before pictures here.

We updated their kitchen floors to a new laminate and used the Pergo Gold underlayment.

We also took time to freshen up the trim to a Dark Walnut minwax stain.

We updated the linoleum in the entry and hallway to a new 13×13 tile.

We updated the bathroom tile to a new 2×2 square mesh and replaced the vinyl baseboard with a dark walnut stained moulding to match the rest of the house.

The dining room light was updated to a more traditional fixture. And we replaced the interior doors to a 6-panel dark walnut stained door.

Cabinet doors and drawers were updated to the American Woodmark Portola with new pulls. Countertops are Corian Venus and has a light sparkle and shimmer in them.

We added a door to the back of the peninsula to create a way to access the space in the blind cabinet.

All the walls were painted to match the kitchen design.

We replaced the window with a new silver line casement window and added new trim and a window ledge.

The backsplash is a glass mosaic and natural stone design.

The dishwasher was updated to a newer model and the kitchen was finished off with beautiful decorative panels and mouldings.

It’s nice to see the house I grew up in updated and looking brand new again.

New Sliding Door

Natural light in a home is very important. If you can do something as simple as replacing a door to add more light, it’s a no brainer. This homeowner wanted to remove a single patio door and replace it with a larger sliding patio door to provide more light in their kitchen.


The major part of this project was increasing the structural strength of the exterior load-bearing wall to have a span wide enough to accept the new 6′ door.



We also had to salvage the exterior siding to make it look like the door was always on the home.


IMG_6766.jpgThe homeowner chose the Jeld-wen sliding door with the prairie grid pattern which is the perfect accent to this patio.

Gray Bathroom

The world gets smaller everyday! But when it does, the new people you get to meet make it well worth it. This project is exactly that! One of the very first clients 1 Great Space Construction had while in Springfield, MO was a woman who grew up in Hamburg, NY.  What are the odds of that? So when we relocated last year to the Buffalo area and she heard her brother was having issues with getting their project completed, she put them in touch with us.

They had a bathroom that had been worked on by a previous contractor who they weren’t pleased with, so it had been sitting for several months untouched. First, we needed to complete the drywall repair and then begin putting the bathroom back together.

Sheet Vinyl.JPG

We installed sheet vinyl flooring which had a pattern like long gray tile. Sheet vinyl has really come a long way in looks and performance over the years.


We added a new acrylic tub/shower with surround which added more storage shelves for shower soaps.

Granite countertop.JPG

The homeowner selected this gorgeous dark vanity with granite countertop that we installed.


They also wanted to replace an old window with a new vinyl window to complete this beautiful bathroom upgrade.

We are so grateful that our Springfield and Hamburg worlds collided with this project and to be a part of a new extended family in town.


New Sliding Window

So…the house we bought had an original 50s picture window in the kitchen. One word…freezing. It was such a drafty window and was not energy efficient at all. Since we knew we would be replacing it as part of the kitchen remodel Chris wanted to tackle that first. Conveniently on the very coldest day of the year was the day he chose! Seriously!!!

He removed the large picture window and then had to reframe the new window area because we replaced it with a smaller over the sink window.

It was so so cold in the kitchen so we hung drop clothes in the walkway from the living room to the kitchen and managed to keep the rest of the house warm. Miracle!!

The new window is perfect for when we relocate the new sink. We chose a Silver Line by Andersen vinyl sliding window so it would be easier to open and close. We wanted to create a large picture frame around the new window which will match the new exterior plans we have for the home. We utilized Azek traditional trim boards to achieve this look.

I totally love this window! And then…real life happened…and a BB bullet went through the exterior pane of glass this summer. Lucky for me I know a guy who can replace the window! 😉

Watch our remodel story unfold by subscribing to our feed and liking us on Facebook.

We are not paid or compensated by manufacturers to promote their products. These are real life accounts of our personal and professional usage of their products.