This Tudor was completely transformed: The remodeled, functional living space includes a gourmet kitchen, new family room, dining room, mudroom and bathroom.
For this remodeling project, Dover Home Remodelers earned First Place honors in the prestigious NARI Contractor of the Year (CoTY) Awards for Residential Addition.
This classic brick Tudor had loads of character, but its choppy, cramped layout begged for a redesign. The renovation eliminates the screened porch, turning the space into an open kitchen/family room that flows effortlessly with the home’s original living space.
Second floor windows dictate the roof design. The kitchen’s exterior wall is removed and the opening is reinforced with a flush steel I-beam. A 115-square-foot addition to the kitchen ties into the new family room to create the open-concept living space.
As part of the project, the porch roof and walls are removed; the foundation is left in place. New walls are built and a 2′ x 15′ cantilever is added to increase the square footage for the family room window wall, which features a fireplace and custom built-ins.
The cramped kitchen felt separated from the rest of the spacious first floor living area. With its galley layout and lack of style and functionality, this tired space begged for a transformation.
The spacious gourmet kitchen gets a major style upgrade with quartzite counters, handcrafted subway tile backsplash and a large central island with seating.
The new space features all custom cabinetry with loads of storage and unique appointments, including a custom coffee bar and walk-in pantry.
Narrow doorways segmented the existing space. By expanding the opening from the kitchen into the adjoining dining room, a seamless effect is achieved with beautifully restored hardwood flooring throughout.
Part of the remodel for this growing family is a modern mudroom with a built-in storage bench and custom cabinetry that maximizes every inch of space.
The original dated half bath is transformed in high-style fashion with a custom white vanity and radiator cover topped with sleek marble.
This award-winning home transformation strikes the right balance between smart function and polished style.