before the renovation

We're almost ready to reveal pictures of our renovation house, but first, let's appreciate the home's past. 

Built in 1956, the house has had just one owner, a couple that lived there almost forty years together. The wife sold the home in 2013 and our designer, Cathy, knew it was the ideal job for her - she was looking for something to keep her busy, and it was right across the street. Talk about a short commute! 

The house has great "bones" so the demolition work was feasible. Cathy reconfigured several areas of the home, including using the space of the small fourth bedroom/office to create a large walk-in master closet and relocate the laundry room to an over-sized closet in the hall. 

original master bath

original master bath

breakfast area

breakfast area

Opening Walls and Closing Off Others

We closed the opening between the dining room and kitchen to create a larger kitchen and utilize more of the space in the original dining room, now den. 

Raise the Roof

The house originally had 8-foot ceilings and Cathy raised them to 10-foot ceilings in the entry way, dining room, den, living room, and kitchen. You'll really see the difference...stay tuned for our after pictures this week! 

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