Main Level Transformation
From closed off and dark to bright and functional.
After seeing dozens of houses in the Cedar Valley, this family of 5 fell in love with the potential of this 1976 two-story home. They knew it would need improvements from the get-go, but the size, bones, and potential of the home won them over. The first thing the homeowner wanted to tackle was improving the overall function of the main floor.
The original kitchen was u-shaped with a peninsula that divided the kitchen from the dining room. A soffit in the kitchen limited the height and storage of the wall cabinets. This feature limited natural light in the kitchen and flooded it with shadows. The original floors needed to be replaced and carpet removed. The closet in the entryway wasn’t functioning as the “drop-zone” this busy family needed, and they desired to add a shower to the main floor bathroom.
Careful attention was spent in selecting the finish details. It was important to the homeowner to marry the remodel with the existing home, which was originally built in 1960. The homeowner wanted to pair hints of traditional glitz with modern convenience and we were happy to comply.
PCD walked alongside the homeowner to re-imagine the main floor. The list of necessary improvements included:
- Re-configure kitchen layout
- Update kitchen cabinetry quality and storage features
- Widen the opening between the kitchen and living room, allowing better flow throughout the main level
- Add a window in the dining room
- Remove soffits
- Add recessed lighting
- Incorporate a “buffet” area as a dedicated pantry for quick snack access for the kids.
- Mudroom “drop-zone”
- Update bathroom floors and vanity and add shower
After nearly 4 months of renovating, the finished main floor suits not only the style of the home, but the lifestyle of this family.
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