Gah! We are so excited to share this little gem of a remodel with you!

This home belongs to a lovely family of 3 who were so much fun to work with.  Overall, their spaces were feeling a bit small and cramped. Their goal wasn’t to create a bigger home; rather an overall smarter and efficient use of space, with a small addition.

Aesthetically, the family loves mid century modern so we were excited for the challenge of weaving a more modern style into their traditional cape cod.  They have great style and an eye for detail so the whole process was a true collaboration!

 

PLANS

 

KITCHEN AND MUDROOM

Kicking it off with the heart of the home, the kitchen!  The original kitchen was feeling a little congested, so the family wanted to open it up for entertaining and create an easier flow so they could all cook together.  There was no mudroom before, so all their outdoor gear slowly spilled into the kitchen.

BEFORE

AFTER

We took advantage of the galley style wide walkway and focused on the busy areas. The sink and dishwasher are no longer back-to-back with the range, which eliminates a lot of the congestion.  We created more space further down the line for food prep or just general kitchen congregating 🙂

There is now a great cooking station with open shelving so the entire space feels much more open.  We snuck windows in everywhere possible to keep the space flooded with light.   

A simple but impactful change was opening up both the doorway from the dining room into the kitchen and the stairway wall.  We exposed the last few treads of the stairs to create a beautiful architectural feature to the space, in addition to making it feel much bigger.

We took advantage of the galley feel and created a cool bar at the back of the house that overlooks the backyard.  It has been the ideal work from home and bird watching spot!

 

We utilized the small addition to create a much needed mudroom.  Since it isn’t a closed off space, we used white oak cabinets to hide all things while still being beautiful to look at.  There is a ton of storage in this cabinet!  We wanted to make sure we had a good size space with tile so that the whole family can walk in and out of the back door without worrying about tracking snow and wet shoes onto the hardwood.  The bench gives them a nice spot to tuck shoes away.

 

LIVING / DINING / ENTRY

The family had done a few thoughtful projects on their own in this space that worked really well for how they live.  We gave the space a little refresh, which included adding down lights to create more light, refreshing the paint, and refinishing the floors. The front door got a facelift too!

DINING BEFORE

DINING AFTER

 

LIVING SPACES / ENTRY BEFORE

 

LIVING SPACES / ENTRY AFTER

     

Sigh… she’s a beauty, isn’t she?  That’s it for today, but make sure you come on back for the upper level reveal in a few days, you won’t want to miss it!

Sources:
Wall and Trim Paint |  Kitchen Cabinet Hardware  |  Kitchen Faucet  |  Living Room Wall Sconces  |  Cooktop/Range  |  Dishwasher