Andy & Terra’S JOURNEY
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With a growing family, the need for entertaining and exercise space, and a general updated look, the client decided on a complete remodel. The result was a home built around both the adults and the children’s needs. It has become a wonderful destination for friends and family.
Features: Large chef-style kitchen • 3 levels of outdoor living • Complete master suite getaway oasis • Gaming area off entry
We walked through the house with them and talked about their needs, desires and budget.
They felt their house was dated and wanted an upgrade. They wanted to modernize the whole look and feel of the building without blowing the budget. They wanted to stick with a traditional design but wanted it “clean” as they put it. They were all about cleanliness, function, smooth surfaces, easy to clean, and a lot of light.
But most importantly they wanted their home to be a destination for entertaining friends and a fun place for their children to have friends over.
The kitchen was especially important to them. They wanted it large like the kind you see on television cooking shows. It needed to have a natural flow into the dining and living room space.
And they wanted a dedicated exercise space with lots of natural light.
The rooms in their existing home were small and single-purpose. Our new design opened up the space, creating a flow through multi-use spaces. What was once the living & dining room area became a gathering space for games and entertaining. The kitchen, dining, and living room areas were expanded into the addition. We also included a master suite with spacious bath and window seat.
The lower level provided gaming and entertainment space for the children, as well as an exercise area with reinforced wall for special equipment.
We had a contractor involved early on in the project which helped us stay in tune with their budget. They increased their budget to meet suggestions from their interior designer and for perceived quality of life needs. Though their budget was flexible, we always made sure to stay within their plans.
Because it was a full remodel/addition and the original plans were not available, we had to do precise “as-built” drawings of the existing building. Then we provided the construction documents for the new design, coordinating with a soils engineer for storm water drainage, determining set back requirements, energy code requirements, etc.
Our in-house permitting technician was involved throughout the project, making sure all local building codes were met, and avoiding any headaches for the client.
With our precise documentation and the excellent work from the contractor, construction went smoothly, even with last minute changes by the city.
Due to the scope of the project, the client found an alternate place to live during the construction.
Construction: Kota Construction Photography: Point 2 Studio