Personalizing Your Home

Know What You Love

Does your home reflect your personality? Does it provide an accurate first impression for guests? If you are a family, does it resemble family time? If you are an empty nester, is there plenty of room to entertain? Only you know what your home needs, and what would have meaning to you. In this story, our homeowners knew what wasn’t working about their home, and had some great ideas for improvements. They called us because they wanted a home that was designed for their life. It doesn’t always require a huge remodel to transform your home!

A More Dramatic Entrance

Before

front door before

 

Although this home was already beautiful in many ways, there were certain areas that offered no intrigue or visual appeal. The front door was one of them. Our homeowners, a new blended family, wanted an entrance that would give a lasting first impression of what and even who was inside the home. They wanted their home to reflect their new family. They chose a beautiful door with eleven glass window panels and side lights, leaving a dramatic and modern first impression for their visitors. Already a drastic improvement.

 

knotty alder wood_front door

Lighting Improvements

Another simple solution that our homeowners knew they wanted was an update to the dining room and kitchen lighting. The original dining room lighting was nothing out of the ordinary, just a typical chandelier of the 90’s. Our homeowners wanted  a statement piece! They chose an architectural masterpiece for their dining room, which also doubles as artwork.

dining room light_sculptural lighting sculptural lighting closeup_dining room light

More improvements were made in the kitchen. Where once hung cobalt blue pendants that seemed to overwhelm the kitchen with their intensity, we now have delicate clear glass globes. The globes offer understated and modern elegance to this beautiful room.

globe lights_clear glass lights_kitchen lights

Being hung in a cluster above the table, they serve the purpose of maximizing views out the back patio door. They also bring a feeling of movement to the space which is an important element of design.

glass globe lights_clear glass_kitchen lighting

A Need for More Space

Our clients needed a solution. There was no way that the downstairs bathroom would be sufficient enough for three teenage girls to share. We remodeled the bathroom, installing custom cabinetry and an additional sink.

custom cabinetry_double vanity_remodeled bathroom

As glam was the theme for these three teenagers, a Cambria Quartz countertop was specifically chosen for its diamond like sparkles. Another unique characteristic of this bathroom remodel is the custom cabinetry. The left and the right are actually doors, but have been designed to look like drawers to add interest and to keep with the horizontal theme.

custom cabinet doors designed to look like drawers

A Unique Room

Although the bathroom remodel resolved some of the space issues, there still was not enough room for three girls to get ready, and do their hair and makeup before school. Fortunately, these homeowners had a large, under-utilized closet, which simply held some exercise equipment and a few odds and ends, but served no real purpose. It just happened to be located right down the hall from the new bathroom. What a perfect place for the girls to get ready!

closet before_underutilized closet before bi-fold doors

 

 

 

 

One of the first improvements we needed to make to this closet was to upgrade the entrance, these standard bi-fold doors would not make the cut for such a spectacular room!

sliding barn door_custom barn door

In its place, we installed a beautiful, custom barn door, which was flawlessly designed by our supplier. This custom sized door is actually two doors seamlessly joined together. Now, let’s take a peek at what is behind these doors…

Glamour Room

There you have it! A “glam” room. What a perfect solution for three teenage girls to get ready in the morning, and feel special in the process.

This room has been designed with the same theme as the bathroom down the hall. The same Cambria quartz countertops were installed, as well as custom cabinetry. The mirrors that you see are actually dimmer mirrors, each having an outlet on one side and a dimmer switch on the other. The drawers were carefully planned, as each girl has their own drawer for hair dryers and curling irons, as well as an outlet – included in the drawer! No counter top clutter in this room.

drawer with outlet inside

Its all in the details, from the chandelier on the ceiling…

chandelier for girls room

to the full length mirror behind the barn door.

full length mirror behind barn door

These homeowners, and their family are excited about the changes to their home! What can you dream up? We would love to hear from you, and together, create a plan that has been designed for your life.