This beautiful 1800 sqft rancher was originally build in 1972. Although the family maintained the home throughout the years, the kitchen and bathrooms grew outdated. Once their children moved out, and many years later, and many layers of painting and decorating, the couple decided it was time for a major renovation. This project included a full kitchen gut and rebuild, two bathroom renos and a new deck addition. The kitchen was custom designed to meet the home owners needs, and because it was not a large space, each cabinet had to be well thought out, leaving no space wasted. All kitchen appliances were replaced with new higher efficient ones, as well as updating some plumbing. Old and very dated vinyl counters were placed with country style quartz for a beautiful natural finish. Previously the kitchen had overhanging cabinets between the kitchen and dining room, which was very popular in the 80s, however the couple wanted to have a more open concept feel without removing any walls so we decided to open up the kitchen design by replacing these overhanging cabinets with two country style pendant lights.
The homes master suite and second bathroom also needed some major work completed in order to fit with the rest of the home. After spending a large amount of the budget on the kitchen so instead of replacing the existing cabinets we decided to repaint them and replace the counter tops and hardware. The larger bath in one of the bathrooms was re-tiled and the dated shower curtain was replaced with a more modern glass wall and door. A rainfall shower head was installed along with replacing all bathroom faucets.
The home is situated on a 13,000 sqft lot and features a large pool. For many years the family hosted many gatherings and entertained a great deal in their large backyard. Because they loved to utilize their outdoor living space, we decided to leave some of the renovation budget for rebuilding and extending their old falling apart concrete deck. They wanted a low to no maintenance option so we decided to use a product called Trex. Thanks to Trex’s three-side shell protection, it maintains its vibrant color and luxurious finish–come scorching sun or red-wine spill. You will no longer have to spend hours each year sanding, staining or painting you deck, because the low maintenance material is also fade, stain, scratch and mold resistant. Lastly, (but most importantly) Trex, uses a 95% recycled composite board (that’s almost the whole thing) which means this material is a great choice if being Green is your thing.