Modern Beach Remodel
Overview: This 1970 original beach home needed a full remodel. All plumbing and electrical, ceilings and drywall, as well as the bathrooms, kitchen and other cosmetic surfaces needed to be remodeled.
Challenge: The original kitchen was a closed in U shape. We wanted to open it up into the livingroom to create a much more usable and updated floor plan. In doing so, we were going to lose cabinet and counter space, making an already small kitchen even smaller.
Solution: Our solution was to create built-in storage throughout the kitchen and dining room adding much-needed storage, counter space and function. This plan, in the end, came out even better than imagined! The built-in bar area is a perfect place to store china, liquor, and all manner of entertaining glassware and table settings. Its direct access to the dining room made for the perfect combination of bar and buffet area. At the new peninsula, we added bar seating. This added much needed casual eating space, near the dining room, to connect the areas while still allocating individual space for their unique functions. The far wall, where the breakfast nook originally stood, is now multiple built-in pantries and even a desk area. This once small kitchen now has ample storage, dual functioning spaces and creative solutions to empty areas. Any company can put new cabinets on a wall, but not everyone will think through every inch of your home like we will!
Results: We completely transformed this 70's beach home and our clients couldn't have been happier. We tackled the kitchen dilemma perfectly and used that energy to continue throughout the house. The light grey and blue palate is perfect for this beach cottage. The modern touches and high-end finishes compliment the design and balance of this space.
Above & Beyond: The original overbearing red brick fireplace was an eyesore. At one point we even considered removing it. In the end, we decided on a modern glass corner fireplace feature, complete with glass rocks, a rustic wood mantle, and fantastic geometrical limestone surround.