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Main Level Remodel modern-family-room

Main Level Remodel

This property was purchased by a lovely empty nester couple that was looking for a home that offered primarily one level living. This late 1950’s rambler was outdated with sight line issues and included a claustrophobic kitchen that was separated from the main dining room. One of the challenges we encountered was figuring out a way to create an open floor plan with good sight lines while removing the structural obstacles including a supporting wall and a stand alone island that was too large for the size of the kitchen. In addition, we needed to add cabinets which would allow the kitchen to remain functional, open. We had a fairly small kitchen footprint and 8 ft. ceilings, which meant we had to be very strategic with our takeaways and additions to room.

To remove the load bearing wall and open up the kitchen to the dining room, we cut the roof trusses and installed a beam flush with the ceiling. The two structural posts were designed into the cabinet façade to appear as a design element as opposed to a structural element. We designed short upper cabinets with glass against the 8 ft. ceiling to achieve the sight lines and open feeling the homeowners desired. New custom built cabinets were installed and finished with a custom oil rubbed glaze. A glass tiled backsplash, granite countertops, and Brazilian Cherry flooring upgraded this dated space into the modern upscale look the designer envisioned. We also removed the center island and added a smaller “floating” island on wheels that made the kitchen space more open and functional.

Once the partition walls came down, the owners saw the designer's vision as a spacious, flowing floor plan centered on an elegant kitchen with a quaint lounging area flanked by a functional family room, living room, and dining room. By creating a functional design within the original exterior walls this allowed our client the ability to add detailed finishes and upgrade materials and still within their original budget.

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Open area for TV so you can change the size if you want.
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CABINETS: Flanking TV for DVD collection. Again, prefer glass sliding doors.
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tv cabinet for den
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I like this color wall for cherry hardwood floors -- maybe kitchen/family room
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Traditional example (only)
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White cabinet in family room
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like the glass doors
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December 28, 2012
cut the roof trusses and installed a beam flush with the ceiling. The two structural” “including a supporting wall and a stand alone island that was too large for the size of” “8 ft. ceilings, which meant we had to be very strategic with our takeaways and additions” “8 ft. ceiling to achieve the sight lines and open feeling the homeowners desired”
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Possible reconfigure of family room area...
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movie room wall.
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Cabinets in living room
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where could i hide a tv ??
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basement wall unit
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December 19, 2011
Storage and big screen TV, leather chair.
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