First Floor Remodel

Lemasters

the details:

Our young professional clients purchased a rowhouse on a quiet street in the Strip District that was desperate for a renovation. The clients vision was developed through the design process where we planned to open up the 1st floor of their home by eliminating walls, raising the ceiling, and opening up the staircase. New window openings at the back of the home were constructed to allow more natural light into the space. The design relocated the kitchen to the center of the space, defined a living area, and implemented a powder roam and breakfast nook for a more modern day lifestyle. The soft palette mixes traditional elements and original architectural features for this minimalist design.

Features & Challenges of the Project:

The elongated rowhouse footprint of the home (shy of 600SF) required proper space planning to designate living, kitchen and traffic flow. Eliminating a fireplace at the new kitchen area gained some space for the overall design. It was important to highlight the existing brick at the living room fireplace and staircase wall, which balanced well with the neutral cabinetry, walls and trim. A simple drywall hood was crafted by our carpenters to blend with the design and avoid any heavy details in the narrow space. The vertically stacked backsplash creates an illusion of additional height in the space and the dark stained island anchors the design.

Materials
  • Luxury vinyl plank throughout
  • Durasupreme Cabinetry in Putty Paint & Onyx stain on Cherry
  • White oak laminate shelves
  • Brass hardware cup pulls and knobs with exposed screw backplates
  • Workstation sink at island
  • 2×6.5 ceramic tile with handmade/ handpainted look
  • Quartz countertops with marble veining
  • Sherwin Williams paint throughout (Alabaster Walls/ Accessible Beige Trim/ Privilege Green at Powder Room)
  • Open Stairtreads stained to match flooring with iron balusters and railing to match island stain
  • New recessed lighting throughout
completed project
before gallery