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Luke & Marsha's Lebanon Guest Suite Remodel

A Spacious and Private Guest Suite

Project Goals:
  • Turn two unused rooms into a guest suite
  • Provide a comfortable and private living space.
  • Add safety precautions for aging.

This remodel took a living room and dining room and turned them into a stunning and comfortable guest suite with a bedroom and a full bathroom.

Lebanon Bedroom Remodel Before Lebanon Bedroom Remodel After

Project Overview

This family needed to add a guest suite to their first floor for their grandmother.

The living room and dining room can sometimes be mostly unused rooms. That was the case for Luke and Marsha. In order to create a space for their grandmother, they were able to take those two unused rooms and turn them into beautiful and spacious living quarters.

Trish Barley Project Designer in Lancaster PA


Trish Barley, AKBD

Ryan Snyder Lead Carpenter

Lead Carpenter

Ryan Snyder

Design Concepts

Lebanon bedroom and bathroom design rendering top view
Lebanon bedroom and bathroom design rendering side view

Scope of Work

It was necessary to make this project as ADA compliant as possible to accommodate an aging grandmother.

In order to close off the space and create a private room, we closed off a doorway from the previous dining room to the kitchen and an extended the wall in the previous living room and added french pocket doors.

In the now bedroom, we added carpet. The carpet is highly rated for ADA compliance due to its durability to sustain walkers and wheel chairs. The new lights have a dimer switch that are remote controlled.

The gorgeous bay window provides a perfect sitting nook for reading and relaxing.

Before entering the bathroom, we added a transition area with two closets; one on each side. We used a pocket door into the bathroom to maximize space.

The bathroom really reflects their grandmother's love of marble. The floor is LVT that resembles marble. The walk-in shower has a cultured marble surround on the walls. Grab bars were added for safety. The same marble that was used in the shower was used for the countertop on the vanity. 

The white vanity was custom made to meet ADA regulations. There is a 9" toe-kick and an area big enough for a chair or wheelchair at the sink.

Using the same color paint all throughout the space was important to make it look and feel cohesive. 

Project Timeline

Design Development Start

March 31, 2022

Construction Start

June 1, 2022

Estimated Completion

July 8, 2022

Actual Completion

September 7, 2022

A challenge some our clients face is finding the time to fit in showroom appointments. With living in Lebanon, our clients had to drive a little further to make showroom appointments. However, with that in mind, we were very meaningful and purposeful with the showroom appointments. Once we were able to make those appointments work, Luke, Marsha, and their grandmother were decisive, engaged, and ready to keep moving forward. They open to being guided and education, and with their trust in our designer, they were able to make decisions quickly. With ordering materials, product lead times, and scheduling trade partners, they spent a little over a month in pre-production. Once construction starts, a typical bathroom remodel takes about 4-6+ weeks, but this project took a little longer to complete than originally anticipated as there were some challenges with both the vanity top fitting on the custom vanity and the floor installation. 

Trade Partners

Plumbing: Mike Martin Mechanical

Electric: Mike Martin Mechanical

Flooring/Tile: Cloister's Flooring America

Cabinetry: Enos Zook - EZ Cabinetry

Accessories: Hajoca Lancaster

Painting: Zimmerman Painting

Cleaning: Rachel Beiler - Essential Cleaning

Staging: Caryn Hendershott - McLennan Team

Photos: Vivid Home Real Estate Photography

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