We were called in to assess an inconvenient kitchen wall and determine if it could be removed to open up the kitchen to the living room and provide some room for dining. The client also expressed a desire for a bathroom suite as part of their master bedroom so they didn’t have to share the bathroom across the hall with guests.
We proposed a complete wall removal, the addition of a large bathroom in the bedroom, new cabinetry and counters, new windows, doors, and flooring throughout, and a new slider door. This client loved our ideas and hearing what was not only possible but how we could make the space work better for their other needs. They accepted our bid and we teamed up on this sizeable project mid summer. We found the usual surprises in the walls and floors and ended up with a couple items that needed repair along the way, and old bath vent that was exhausting into the attic space and a rotten band board caused by improper flashing when the existing slider was installed. Once we had those items fixed we focused our attention on the wall removal. It came out as easily as most and we were able to bury the new header beam in the ceiling so that the finished ceiling would be one smooth plane. It worked out wonderfully and the space was finally open! We moved one door, swapped out a slider, closed off two doors, moved the attic access, expanded the pantry, and framed in the new dry bar. One challenge we encountered was a living room ceiling and walls that had previously had a texture added over the plaster that made them rough and unsightly. The home owner had spent quite a bit of time skimming the walls with drywall compound but fortunately our drywaller was able to offer a fair price to take care of it during the project.
Everything turned out amazing!
The addition of a large bathroom to the master bedroom was a great call and the extra built-in shelving and tile to the ceiling in the double shower made the space feel huge! Highlights on this project were the addition of a dry bar and new pantry closet as well as marble backsplashes and quartz countertops. The new flooring throughout made a huge difference when it came to pulling everything together into one theme and taking out the wall that confined the kitchen had the most positive effect on the new space. Their new space is now ready for all the guests to come over and watch the game together while enjoying great eats served up directly from the kitchen. This family of four will certainly enjoy the wide open space for years to come.