The master bedroom in this home featured an alcove with a sink adjacent to a small windowless room featuring a toilet and shower. Removing the wall between the shower and vanity and adding a pocket door to the alcove’s entrance allowed the two rooms to be combined together. The formerly open entrance of the bathroom received the pocket door for privacy and to minimize interference with the closet and shower doors in the small space.
Adding a window in the shower made the room inviting and bright. Removing a large soffit that formerly resided above the shower increased the feeling of openness and space in the room. The shower received upgrades such as a frameless glass surround, a recessed niche and an angled shower seat in one corner.
Electric radiant heat beneath the tiled floor and soft close doors and drawers on the vanity enhance the luxurious feel of this master bathroom.
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When asked about the goal of their kitchen remodel, these Milford homeowners’ dream was to be able to entertain and have holiday gatherings where everyone could fit in the same room together. The home’s first floor featured a typical 1950’s floor plan of small square rooms connected by single doorways to a long central hallway.
Adding new basement footings, lolly column support and a drop header spanning half the length of the house allowed us to remove three full walls. The resulting floor plan allows occupants of the kitchen, living room and dining room to all be able to converse and be within eyesight of each other. An entrance from the kitchen into the garage was relocated and a wall mounted kitchen radiator was converted into a toe kick heater to create a galley layout. Adding a peninsula on the end keeps guests and the family’s three children close by but outside of the work triangle.
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This family of six from Ringoes, New Jersey, was happy with the basic layout of their kitchen but wanted to add cabinets to an unoccupied third wall to increase storage as part of the kitchen remodel.
On the third wall, the center base cabinet was bumped out to add visual interest and the wall cabinets above received stacked glass fronts flanking open bookshelves with wainscoting. The wainscoting pattern repeats on the rear of the island and on the wood hood above the range.
Upgrading their 30″ stove to a 36″ Wolf range increased cooking options for the large family. The microwave that formerly occupied counter space was moved into the island to be more accessible for the children. The main sink was upgraded to an oil rubbed bronze Kohler farmhouse sink and additional plumbing run for a matching prep sink in the island. The dishwasher received a matching panel to make it indistinguishable from the surrounding cabinets.
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