June 12, 2014

Remodeling A 1947 Fairview Park Classic: Part 4 In A Series

Located just off of the kitchen and overlooking the backyard, the sunroom in this charming home was anything but sunny: It had dark paneling on the walls making the room feel outdated and small. Our main charge was to create a continuous and inviting space that flowed effortlessly from the newly-remodeled kitchen . Bright and light was the goal for this sunroom.

Keeping only the original windows and French doors, both the paneling and flooring was stripped; underfoot, we installed 18×18 Marazzi Aida tile (on a diagonal) to create clean, open lines and make the room feel more spacious. We repaired and prepped the walls, installed new trim and then finished with a fresh coat of paint. The simple facelift gave the room an entirely new look and feel.

This three-room remodeling project was an enjoyable—and incredibly fulfilling—job. We were able to partner with these homeowners to completely renovate and re-create functional living spaces in their home. We had a few unforeseen challenges in the kitchen and bathroom, which required some creative maneuvers, but we were still able to stay on track and hit our target deadlines.

Our crew started the job on December 2, 2013 and met to review the punch list on February 7, 2014. Considering the necessary changes and working through the holidays, the homeowners were more than pleased. Due to some Cleveland-weather issues, it took us about 1½ weeks to wrap all of those final detail items from punch-out and we did a final walkthrough on February 20th.

As a designer, this is one of those jobs that just has a feel-good quality about it. The newly remodeled space is beautiful—but it is also very personal in that it truly reflects the homeowners’ tastes and lifestyle. It just fits them.  At the end of the day, that is what we try to do for our customers: To help design and create spaces that are uniquely custom-fit, just for them.

If you have any questions about this project, feel free to send me an email or connect with me at the Dover design center at 440-777-7555.

The best is yet to come,
Beth Orr

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