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My client had a modest-sized home of 1,100 square feet. At our initial meeting my client expressed how she wished to have a more modern and open floor plan. The existing galley kitchen was tight and had dated plywood cabinets. Within the original kitchen were the water heater, laundry, and pantry.
With smaller homes, it is even more of a challenge to make every inch usable and practical. The home had a screen porch running three quarters the length of the house. This rear section of the screen porch also had a two-story vaulted ceiling. We decided to decrease the size of the screen porch and relocate the kitchen so it could be the focal point of the first floor. With the relocation of the kitchen we were able to achieve the open floor plan concept we were striving for.
In decreasing the size of the existing screen porch we also converted the vaulted ceiling area of the porch into a new walk-in closet and master bathroom. Even though it is a small home, the renovation now provides en suite bathrooms for both the master and the second bedroom--no more sharing the bathroom with guests.
All in all, the renovation creates a modern transformation to a small yet functional home. Reference the review from Ms. Blankenship regarding the project.