To expand the kitchen space, the garage door had to be moved from the middle of the wall to the far end where the staircase to the basement starts. This gave extra room for a larger kitchen island. The wooden kitchen cabinetry was quite outdated and needed a complete overhaul.
We safely removed the whole fireplace system, including the chimney flue that ran through the living room. As a result, there was enough room for an extra bedroom in the basement. When we removed the chimney flue, the living room was roomier, giving out a sense of serenity.
The kitchen in the basement looked small and neglected even though it was actively used during the summer because it had a door to the lake. We updated the basement kitchen cabinetry, doors, moldings, and island to make it look more elegant and offer the much-needed storage.
The hallway bathroom didn’t come with a showerhead – it only had a bathtub, which wasn’t practical for a house that’ll be hosting guests often. We removed the tub and replaced it with a small shower space to make the space look bigger. We also took out the metallic wallpaper, carpet, and window and replaced them with modern ones.
Outside the house, we had to remove a tree to install the new deck boards. Besides the missing deck boards, the exterior of the house was pretty much intact. It looked quite modern with a touch of a rustic feel.
The concrete floor wasn’t affected mainly to save on costs. However, it also helped us maintain the original look and feel of the house as requested by the owners.