When we received the phone call about a remodeling project on a home built in the 1920’s, we were thrilled to see what we had to work with. The homeowners were in the Pacific Northwest, but were hoping to restore and remodel their Prescott home from their childhood.
As older homes go, this home wasn’t built for functionality by today’s standards. Older houses usually have more separation to all the rooms, instead of open floor plans. This home had several walls and hallways taking up unnecessary square footage, the original kitchen was extremely small, and the washer and dryer were in separate places of the home. In the original master, there was no private bath which was something the homeowners had on their “must have” list. We knew we had our work cut out for us.
The homeowners wanted a more modern look, without losing the charm of the 1920s era, updated functionality, and plenty of space to entertain both indoors and outdoors. This was definitely going to be a challenge but our team was excited to accept it.
Our first objective was to create more functional indoor living space. We gutted everything back to studs and down to the subfloor and then knocked down all the walls that made up two bathrooms, a bedroom, the kitchen and utility space. Now we were ready to rebuild!
We built a real master suite featuring a private bathroom that included a full double vanity and a luxury custom shower. The master bedroom now also had its own stunning and functional walk in closet. We turned the original bathroom into a gorgeous guest bathroom. The kitchen is now spacious, opening to the living room, offering up plenty of space to entertain guests.
Throughout the entire house, one thing was missing – sufficient storage space. We added Wellborn Cabinetry throughout the home to give the homeowners plenty of room to keep their house organized, while maintaining a cohesive appealing design throughout.
Though we overhauled most of the house, it was important to restore what we could. Originally, we were planning to install new flooring, but when we pulled up the old carpeting, we found sturdy, gorgeous hardwood floors. We opted to repair and refinish the floors, rather than cover them up. Additionally, there was a fireplace that was made of stone and a historic centerpiece of the home; we found it essential to keep.
Initially, there was little functional outdoor living space. So, we built a rather large redwood deck to give the homeowners some space for outdoor entertaining. We also added a brand new paver patio for additional outdoor living space. The combination of pavers, wood, and stone added depth and texture to create a marriage between the old and new of the structure.
If you’re looking to remodel your older home, give our team a call! We’d be happy to help review your needs, and make recommendations to match your budget.