Large Scale Remodel

Modern Colonial Project Reveal Part 2

We’re back for part 2 of this large scale remodel, revealing some small but mighty spaces. This project was part of a larger update on a beautiful colonial home in partnership with Ridge Point Building & Remodeling, if you haven’t seen the 1st half you can see it here. 

August 16, 2021

Julie Sanfilippo

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Before The Interior Design

The main focus of the project was the kitchen and taking down some walls (3 in total) to open up the flow. Our clients also knew they wanted to increase the functionality of the garage entryway, which had a full bathroom and laundry closet. They only needed a 1/2 bathroom here, but wanted to add a mudroom space and keep the laundry in that area. We love problem solving and tackled the layout challenge!

This post covers those smaller areas, but don’t let their size fool you, these are some of the hardest working ares of the house!

Let’s take a look at the BEFORE:

Making Functional Use Of Available Space

So, we went to work on the layouts and quickly decided that to have enough space for the laundry and mudroom we’d have to combine them and then see if we could fit the 1/2 bathroom where the current laundry closet was. That meant creating a tiny bathroom but the homeowners were okay with that as long as it functioned well. Regarding this large scale remodel we had to get creative to make sure our client’s wants and needs were the priority. We also made it so cute it was hard to say no!

Here’s the bathroom AFTER:

{ Animal Print } Wallpaper Is So Much Fun

We were so happy that the owner’s wanted to have fun with this space. We suggested wall paper and they were all in, they chose an amazing animal print. The whole sink wall is vertical stacked subway tile and the open shelves and vessel sink allow for plenty of storage but take so much less space than a traditional vanity. The wooden countertop and shelf were custom made by the builder.

The custom open shelving provides some storage for necessities while still making the space feel open. The fun wallpaper, tile and pops of brass make this space feel fun and elevated.

The mudroom/laundry combo is simple but functional. The mudroom bench welcomes you when. you walk in from the garage and the laundry is easily accessible from the stairs to the bonus room. The washer and dryer remained open for ease of accessibility but tucking them against the wall meant you don’t see them from rest of the house. 

Working with this busy family was so much fun! Planning all the details to make their home functional and beautiful is what we love most. Large scale remodels like this one take a lot of planning and problem solving and we are always up for the challenge. 

If you want to see the updated kitchen and dining room for this home, you can check that out in our Modern Colonial Kitchen & Dining Room Design Reveal post. To stay updated with our latest projects, follow us on Instagram and take a look at the beautiful transformation of our modern colonial project.

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