Good-bye to the 1980’s

This whole house renovation was something we had a lot of fun with. When we first walked through the house, the soundtrack to Miami Vice kept running through our minds. The pink and gray, early eighties décor was screaming, “it’s time to go”! This young couple was excited to start their new family in this house, and wanted to bring in a classic, timeless style with a modern spin. That meant everything had to go. Not one thing was left untouched.

Morningside Home Before Renovation

The kitchen was totally reconfigured. Taking out the laundry room and the adjacent walls made for a most dramatic change by giving them added space and openness. We added a new window to the space to add symmetry and light. The custom cabinets and island give them tons of storage and counter space, all with a very natural flow and apothecary aesthetic.

When it comes to desperately needing updating, the staircase was no exception. With it’s brass rails and posts it looked like it belonged either in a bar or on a boat!
We also had to rebuild the pass-through under the stairs due to the unusually low height. By rebuilding it to a new height, this gave us the opportunity to bring in trim elements that tied in with adjoining rooms. New stained treads, custom-built knoll posts and classic baluster give this foyer he needed architectural elements it deserves.

The stairs led up to what used to be unusually large loft area that didn’t make much sense. With a new baby on the way, we closed in the area and added closets to create the much-needed additional bedroom.

All the bathrooms were gutted and renovated but the master bath needed the most attention. With some restructuring of the space, we were able to add some of the large closet space adjacent to the bathroom to gain some needed square footage. This opened up room for a nice sized his-and-hers custom vanity, a pedestal tub, large walk-in shower and a nice size closet with mirrors. The new custom mosaic tile runner in the center of the floor and herringbone feature in the shower is a great representation of the client’s classic style.

Other parts of the project included, all new floors, all new doors, all new trim, paint inside and out, new roof and gutters. Needless to say, the end result is one that the client’s are very happy and excited with! In fact, they said once all the dust settles they’re thinking of project number two–closing in the breezeway and adding an office over the garage. We’re ready when you are!

Morningside Home After Renovation




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