• Adding a MASTER BATH

    The addition of a new master bath was a great asset to this 1925 home. The original floor plan only had one full bath that allowed limited use for this growing family. With additional space a master bath was incorporated in the new floor plan. Features of the new space include: –separate freestanding tub and […]

  • MAIN BATH goes contemporary!

    Going contemporary fit this 1958 main floor bath design. The original fixtures and cabinetry needed updating but the simple contemporary lines were perfect with the existing homes architecture and style. Here are some of the details we updated: –custom floating vanity was built with flush veneered slab doors –custom pantry doors to match vanity –new […]

  • Mission Style Inspired Kitchen

    The original builders grade kitchen had run out of space and didn’t reflect the style of the new owner. The cabinet storage and counter-top needed to be expanded. The built in pantry also didn’t use the space efficiently. After reviewing the homeowners needs and style, the new kitchen was designed. Here is what changed: –soffits […]


    When the current owners wanted to get rid of their 1990s pickled oak cabinets, they selected the clean lines and warmth of the natural bamboo doors. The existing layout only needed slight changes to modernized the space for the new owners. The changes were: –new larger window over sink that matched existing in home –freestanding […]


    The kitchen in this 1925 home was an unwanted traffic hub with the side entrance and basement door both located in the space. The side entrance was relocated, more conveniently, to the back of the home near the garage. The basement door was also relocated. Here are the features included in the new floor plan: […]

  • KITCHEN with STEAM PUNK accents

    The original kitchen cabinets in this 1998 condo were not the style the new owners were looking for. Several other original items needed to be updated. The engineered wood flooring was worn out and the window over the kitchen sink leaked. This is how we helped: –flipped range and fridge locations for new kitchen –installed […]

  • SHIFTING to a Modern Farmhouse KITCHEN

    The original 1992 oak U shaped kitchen had seen a face-lift, however the flow and style of the kitchen were in need of help. The entrance to the dining room created a tight passage from the garage and there was also no longer a need for a formal dining room. By moving the dining entry […]


    The original bathroom in this 1970’s condo needed assistance and here is how we helped: soffit above the tub and vanity lowered the ceiling and didn’t provide good quality of lighting secondary door from the bedroom was not needed vanity lacked storage space due to a sit down makeup area biggest change requested was changing […]


    When looking for extra space, what about the attic? This attic space had been used as a temporary bedroom and storage, but needed updating. blue carpet was removed and the original sub-floor planks were finished and sealed to create a rustic floor pressed board sliding closet doors were replaced with oak french doors new oak […]


    A typical storage basement was transformed into a multi-purpose family retreat by laying out a new floor plan to create several spaces: play-space for kids guest bedroom 3/4 bathroom office workout space storage room   The main room was finished by painting the existing ceiling boards white, framing in bookcases, preserving the original wood support […]


    When you like your house, but not the space in it, you might decide to add a second story! The older neighborhood had conveniences and close family that made it ideal, but this ranch starter home was quickly being outgrown as the family expanded.  The floor plan didn’t allow for the traffic flow and the […]


    This master-bath had not aged well from it’s 1980’s beginning, however the space itself showed promise:   existing paisley wallpaper was dark raised whirlpool no longer functions light carpeted floor and step were stained separate shower/toilet room   With a new floor plan of removing the raised whirlpool, opening up the shower space and removing […]


    This past 1980’s “parade home” was built with a contemporary architecture, however the kitchen was traditional for the time period. The vaulted ceilings and angled windows of the family room and sunroom surrounded the traditional soffited oak kitchen. The homeowner was ready to cross the kitchen over to compliment the rest of the home. Here […]


    Family Lifestyles have changed over the years and now open kitchens/great rooms allow a family to enjoy time together. This 1979 home had a previous kitchen remodel in the late 1990’s, but it was one of the few spaces that didn’t work for the new homeowners. The kitchen was separated from the family room and […]


    This 1960’s kitchen was tired and just worn out. The cabinets needed repair and they lacked storage. The only window faces north, so the kitchen was often dark and lacked task lighting. The four legged family member had special storage requirements also for food dishes and a better way of cleaning up. The wall cabinets […]


    The new homeowners loved the location of their home but the kitchen was lacking. Before they moved in, they asked for help to get the kitchen functional for a modern day family of four. The out of date kitchen lacked storage and needed more counter-top for the active family. Since the mortgage had just been […]


    When the new family moved into their 1980’s home, they knew the first thing that needed to be done was to “bust” open the kitchen to the living room space. The existing kitchen was a small U shape that was so small the dishwasher had to fit under the sink. A wall separating the dining […]


    A homeowner is always looking to explore for additional space, especially in a smaller house. This young family was looking for more family space and an in-home office. The basement in the newer house had been finished by the previous homeowner but lacked light and storage to accomplish their goal. The result was a space […]


    It was time for a make over in this 1980’s condo. The space felt tired and several pieces had seen their day. The room also felt closed in with the lack of lighting and the unwanted soffit over the tub. The plumber and HVAC contractors were involved in relocating items from the soffit so the […]

  • Rustic Basement

    It’s always nice to be able to reclaim space in an unfinished basement. This project allowed the homeowner to extend his entertainment area to include a pool table room. The wonderful view of nature from the outside is reflected in the rustic feel of the custom wood paneling and wainscoting The accent wall was hand […]


    Homes from the early 20th century often have kitchens that are closed off from the rest of the home. The way families used a kitchen back then is very different to the open hub of activity we often use them for now. This kitchen still had a similar layout to when it was built that […]


    Have you ever wanted a kitchen that brightened your day? The original “mod” kitchen from the 60’s had a classic copper metal tile back-splash, typical separate cook-top and wall-oven and only had a single center light fixture that made the kitchen look dark on the north side of the home. By removing the soffits and […]

  • Finished Basement Creates Family Fun Space

    This typical unfinished basement was calling out to be finished. The family was interested in a casual entertaining space and the teenager in the family was also looking for a space to hang out with friends. The large space was divided to create a utility room, 2 storage closets (1 under stairs), and a powder […]


    A 1950’s ranch home usually has small bedrooms, small kitchens and often doesn’t have space for a dining room. The home owner had decided to do their project in phases. They added an attached 2 stall garage with 2 bedrooms and bath above last year. This year they removed the 2 bedrooms and bath on […]


    This 1950’s galley kitchen didn’t functional well for the new young owners. The portable dishwasher had been added but never direct plumbed, the separate wall oven and cook-top didn’t allow for enough counter-top space and well as the tall pantry cabinet cutting up the peninsula work space. Two plans were proposed and happily the couple […]


    This home had the typical separated kitchen and dining room, however a previous remodel had tried to open them up. The flow still wasn’t working until the separating wall was completely removed. The appliances could then be arranged to assist the cook and help with the flow between the front rooms and the back sitting […]


    Even new homes can be lacking space in the master bath. This 2001 home was the only house in the neighborhood without a double master vanity. 2 feet of space was taken from the master closet to create a larger footprint in the bath This extra square footage allowed for the toilet to be relocated […]

  • Single to Double Master Bath

    This 1980’s home had been built with only a single sink for the master bath. The homeowner wished to use the excess space around the toilet to add a second sink while still maintaining code appropriate space for the toilet. The vanity area was lacking storage and an updated style was requested To make the […]

  • Rec Room from Wrecked Room

    A finished basement can created a welcome family retreat and any smaller home. This home had a dark basement that didn’t welcome any members of the family, including little ones. Drywall, carpet, new windows and new doors/trim transformed this unused space into a fun family recreational space. The original glass block windows were enlarged to […]

  • Maximizing the Existing Kitchen Space

    A typical builder’s kitchen called out for design assistance when the homeowner needed a better layout and more contemporary aesthetics. The original rectangular kitchen space incorporated cabinetry only on one end and created a large unused area at the other end. By lengthening the island and rearranging the cabinet storage, the kitchen created a contemporary […]

  • Finished basement for Family Retreat

    A typical storage basement for this 1950’s home needed to be turned into more living space for the family. A guest bedroom was also requested prompting the addition of an egress window and closet The Basement was divided into seperate spaces including a reading nook The lower ceiling was painted black to keep as much […]

  • Typical to Timely Bathroom

    A typical 5×9 bathroom can be transformed to create a welcoming functional space. This couple no longer needed the use of a tub and knew a shower would function better for them. New custom shampoo niches were built and highlighted with the accent tile that also runs vertical on the back wall The Kohler Groove […]

  • A Room to Live In!

    The family room off the kitchen needed a face-lift. The carpeted floor needed to be easier to clean and the room needed brightening. LED can lights were added to the ceiling visually increasing the volume of the space, and prepped for a future ceiling fan if wanted LVP(Luxury Vinyl Plank) flooring was installed on the […]


    The original kitchen needed light, storage and better organization. A previous addition had allowed for the sink window to be changed into a pass thru, but the space called out to be more open and the function of kitchen had changed with the addition. By opening up the pass thru into the new family room […]

  • Updating the Original WWII Era Masterbath

    Updating this 1940’s master bath involved adding storage and changing the tub to a shower. While the client’s stick with some of the lighter neutrals (whites and grey) they got rid of all the yellow. By flipping the vanity area with the tub area, an alcove was created for a larger custom tile shower The […]

  • Big Tub Change for Small Bath

    The only bathroom in this 1925 dutch colonial home had the tub removed during a previous remodel in the 1980s. The lack of a tub to bathe the youngest member of the family prompted a need to remodel again. A new skylight was installed to replace the aging existing one A previous window space was […]

  • Making a Master Suite in Historic Craftsman

    The 1923 craftsman style home had a typical upstairs with 4 bedrooms sharing a hall bath. Each bedroom was similar in size, and lacked a master bedroom or larger closet. The floor plan was creatively modified to create a larger bedroom, walk in closet and larger bathroom from one of the bedrooms. The new bathroom […]

  • Soft Contemporary Master Bath

    This master bath needed a facelift to make it flow with the rest of the soft contemporary feel of the home. The separate vanity area was updated with Carrera marble tops and warm grey laminate frameless cabinetry Open shelving between the sinks and below the length of the sink area, gives the vanity a soft […]


    What do you do with an 1800’s farmhouse that has an outdated 1960’s kitchen remodel? A large room had been closed in to create a dark U-shaped kitchen. The rest of the space had been left to create dark hallways that wrapped around the central kitchen. Since the 1960’s addition of the family room was […]

  • Brightening a Basement for Additional Space

    Many basements were remodeled in the past by installing dark paneling and dropped ceilings. This may have made them usable but not very enjoyable to be in. The main floor and 2nd floor of this home were typically divided for the 1920’s and a large open space was requested for an additional casual entertaining area. […]