Part Two of the Jordan Whole-Home Renovation & Addition
Today, we continue on to part two of our Jordan whole-home project reveal: the living room, kitchen, and dining room. Our clients wanted a clean look and an open floor plan for their busy family. Read on for details on how we transformed these spaces from cramped and outdated to fresh, inviting, and oh-so-chic.
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Structurally, the original living room had beautiful, vaulted ceilings, charming windows, and a grand fireplace. The only issue was that it was not our client’s style, and the room itself was closed off from the adjoining kitchen.
To solve the issues, we first opened up the wall to the kitchen and foyer, making for a much more spacious great room. Then, we gave the ceiling beams a darker stain finish for a more contemporary look, and replaced the recessed cans with a large hanging chandelier for a lighting solution that was much more to scale in the space. Finally, we replaced the fireplace and stone, topping it all off with a beautiful abstract art piece from a local artist. All furniture, window treatments, and decor were sourced for the room as well.
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When our clients purchased this home, the kitchen was functional, but felt isolated from the rest of the house (and by effect, felt much smaller in size, too). With the walls to the living room and foyer removed during the remodel, it suddenly opened everything up, and we knew that same feeling of openness was necessary in the entire space.
To achieve this, we upgraded the old doors to the new screened porch to contemporary sliding doors that made the kitchen feel as though it were continuing into the porch area. Additionally, we opted for a white shade on both the cabinets and backsplash to continue the clean and bright feel our clients were after. And finally, the kitchen island became the anchor of the space, large enough to comfortably seat up to five people and to simultaneously prepare meals throughout the day. With state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures, it instantly became a kitchen outfitted for both day-to-day activities and top-notch style.
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Similar to the kitchen and living room areas, the dining room was separate from the other areas altogether. In fact, it was located in an area of the home that felt completely counterintuitive to hosting a dinner since it was so far away from the kitchen and prep area.
With a goal of an open and connected area, we knocked down the surrounding walls of the space, installed a built-in buffet space for storage and serving, and paired a beautiful dining table and chairs with a large chandelier. The result was a dining area that was more than ready to host both a casual family dinner and a celebratory party.
From sectioned-off and isolated rooms to a cohesive and open “great room,” this main level quickly became filled with wow factor once the remodel was complete. By strategically removing a few walls, opting for fixtures, finishes, and furnishings that serve our client’s lifestyle, and blending the original elements of the home with a contemporary aesthetic, the main level’s transformation was a resounding success.
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