Tim & Alison's Manheim Township Home Remodel
A Stunning Mid-Century Modern Farmhouse First Floor Remodel with Second Floor Addition
With three homeschooled teens and two adults who frequently worked at home, they needed a combination of shared family space where they could all relax together, as well as more private spaces for deep work or study. Over the years they'd been able to get by with temporary fixes, but they knew a significant remodel was the only effective way to solve challenges with the home’s layout and functionality.
Aside from a main floor remodel, they also questioned the long-term functionality of the second-floor primary suite. The primary bathroom was narrow and crowded, with a single vanity and small shower, and there was no viable way to make it larger. The bedroom itself was small and poorly designed. They also had one tiny closet that was barely large enough for one of them to store clothing, which caused them to need to use multiple dressers, making the space feel even more cramped.
- Open up the space to accomodate family time while also keeping some private spaces for work/school.
- Create more functional layouts in the kitchen and mudroom.
- Add a large primary suite for more privacy and functionality.
Trish Barley, AKBD
Scope of Work
The main driving force behind the kitchen remodel was to make the space feel more open and less cramped and closed off.
We expanded the kitchen into the original mudroom and powder room area to make it larger. We were still able to provide them with some mudroom storage so they would not lose any of that necessary space. This also allowed us to take advantage of a window that had been in the old powder room, which brings more natural light into the kitchen.
The powder room was relocated to extend the kitchen. This opened up the kitchen and garage entry area. In the new powder room, we converted what was once an unused exterior exit to the backyard into a new window.
The design details of the powder room match the kitchen to bring a cohesive feel to the downstairs.
In order to open up the space even more, we removed the upper cabinets from the peninsula. This gives a wide opening into the dining room, making the whole space more cohesive.
The original island was too large for the space. We reworked the new island to be appropriately sized while also providing extra storage in the base. This also improved traffic flow throughout the kitchen.
Scope of Work
The goal of the sunroom remodel was to turn it into a functioning, full-fledged family room. In order to do this we wanted to make it comfortable for year-round use. We expanded the room by several feet, fully insulated it, tied it into the HVAC, replaced all the windows and flooring, and added a gas fireplace.
We also opened up a load bearing wall between the dining room and sunroom to create a more open floor plan.
Scope of Work
Scope of Work
The large primary bedroom has a very cozy vibe. There was enough space for a separate seating area in front of a large custom fireplace with built-in TV. The headboard, a focal point of the room, was custom designed and installed by our very own Tim McLennan.
The stunning bathroom offers room for a freestanding bathtub, shower, double vanity, and separate toilet room behind a sliding barn door.
The freestanding tub, crowned by a capiz shell chandelier and framed by elongated hexagon picket tile, is a bath lover's dream!
Project Development Start
January 6, 2023
February 24, 2023
June 22, 2023
Large projects like this one, especially when including an addition, can take some time. After construction began, the homeowners decided to have us take care of some additional projects that they had originally planned to put off until next year. These alterations to the scope of work extended the timeline a bit, but they really were a great decision. Not only did rolling everything into one project result in a fully refinished home interior, it also ensured that all the disruption of the remodel was handled at once. Now the homeowners can enjoy their dream home without the prospect of additional remodels in the near future.
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