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Opening up a Shepherdstown rambler

If you're like these homeowners (and like me), you have underutilized space in your existing house - a room or two whose square footage could be better used elsewhere.  In this example, that room was a rarely-used living room beyond their foyer, in the center of their house.  They already had two other family rooms, yet had a small master bedroom with a tiny bath.  We worked together on a concept where part of the living room was retained for a reading nook, but the rest of the space was up for grabs by a new master bath and a larger master bedroom.

If imagining this as your own house gives you chest pains, you may wish to reconsider whether you can handle a massive interior renovation.  Also, please consult a physician.

If imagining this as your own house gives you chest pains, you may wish to reconsider whether you can handle a massive interior renovation.  Also, please consult a physician.

My clients moved into the basement while the majority of their first floor was gutted. In return for their inconvenience they were rewarded with a true Master Suite, a new hall bath, a Reading Nook, a roomier Foyer, and an opened-up basement stair and kitchen entry.

After the first floor renovations were completed the couple moved back upstairs so that the basement renovations could begin.  A lower level bath was renovated/modernized, and a door was added to connect it directly to the larger of two bedrooms beside it.  The house is utterly transformed and feels nothing like its former 1960's self.

 

Modern kitchen by Porcelanosa

The same people for whom I designed a really cool screened porch expansion also wanted a contemporary, open kitchen.  They found the cabinet manufacturer, Porcelanosa, on their own and selected the cabinet styles and colors themselves with the help of the in-house kitchen designer, Joanna.   This kitchen feels substantially larger now that the wall between it and the dining room has been removed.

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