My clients live in a 1930’s brick story and a-half cottage in Takoma Park, MD. The 2 bedrooms upstairs and small compartmentalized rooms on the first floor just weren’t working once they added their second child. They came to me thinking they needed an addition but their budget just wasn’t enough to make that happen. They didn’t really need more space . . . just reconfigured space!
The typical small house built in the 1930’s — with small, cut-off rooms — creates the opportunity for a different type of “great room”. Instead of a single (too often sterile space), we create a “great room” composed of interconnected spaces that blur the lines between kitchen, living, dining and study. This type of opening-up with the existing footprint creates the ability to be together while still engaging in separate activities. It’s an inviting, nurturing type of family life.
Industrial finishes allowed us to keep this extensive remodel within our client’s modest budget.
This new hall bath was built in the location that previously housed a small galley kitchen in a 1950’s post-WWII brick rambler.
A Reconfigured Former Hall Bath plus French Doors to a New Patio Create a light-Filled Master Suite.
My client wanted to remodel both baths as well as the Powder Room on a limited budget. The hall bath – used daily by the husband and occasionally by the adult children when visiting – was badly short of efficient storage. The master bath also needed additional storage but the family didn’t need two tubs so we could convert the tub in the master to a shower only – freeing up some space.
Opening up an historic bungalow to abundant natural light and tree house views makes this small house work for a family of four.
Read About the Transition of This Kitchen in a 1950’s Brick Rambler
Read about the conversion of this post-WWII brick rambler into a Salon for creative people to meet. All Remodeling was done within the existing footprint including a new kitchen, hall bath, and master suite.
Refreshing your home’s surfaces with paint and fabric can yield a dramatic and remarkable “new” home.