Updated Spaces and New Rooms for Family Living

This blended family wanted to create more living space within their home and revamp the cramped, dated kitchen to include a larger island with better circulation and added function. The renovation included a new designer kitchen with semi-custom cabinetry, a sleek beverage/bar area, an expansive two-tiered island and professional-grade appliances.

By removing a two-story wall that closed the kitchen off from the front entryway, the room gained an open, airy feel. Iron balusters on the stairway and newly installed balcony above gave the space a modern edge.

The project also included a new mudroom with cubbies; a larger laundry room; and the addition of a fourth bedroom upstairs by redesigning the two-story family room to create a single-story space below, and then building a deck to support a new balcony and new bedroom above—a move that required extensive structural engineering, yet created a stunning effect, along with the cozy living area the family desired.

Kitchen With Balcony Above

Kitchn Pass Through Window - Before


Closed Off Kitchen Entry - Before


Bright Open Kitchen Entry

Kitchen Loft AreaMini Beverage Refrigerator Kitchen

Open Kitchen Island

Kitchen Pass-Through WindowMudroom Storage Cubbies

Kitchen Leading Into Laundry Room

Wooden Stair Banister - Before


Wood and Iron Stair Banister


Balcony Loft Bonus Area

Additional Bedroom Off Landing

Entry Hallway - Before


Entry Hallway


Living Room Kitchen Opening

Cozy Living Room Fireplace