Our Balcones Hills homeowners wanted a bigger kitchen area with abundant storage and a floor plan with plenty of flow and open sight lines into the living & dining areas of the house. As is, their kitchen felt like a bit of an afterthought, shoved between the current walls of the dining room and eating nook, with very little countertop prep space or proper storage. To solve this dilemma, the designer on the project suggested moving the kitchen to the other side of the house where previously the master bedroom and bath had been, and then moving the master suite to a finished garage area. This allowed for plenty of space to construct the kind of kitchen that dreams are made of!
First, we disconnected all plumbing & electrical and demoed out the existing kitchen and some walls of the existing primary suite. Five beams had to be installed to support the new floor plan. All water lines, sinks and faucets were relocated to the new kitchen island location and the concrete floor filled in where trenching took place for relocation. We relocated an HVAC vent to the exterior and installed new drywall after asbestos remediation was complete. We built custom shaker style cabinetry with quarter rounded bead and full overlay. Next we primed and sprayed all cabinetry and installed ribbed glass framed doors on some of the cabinets.
We fabricated and installed the Calacatta quartzite countertops and new backsplash tile. We hooked up all new appliances and added a slab shelf in the kitchen with brass hardware. We framed, drywalled and plastered a new vent hood to fit the space perfectly!
Lighting is a critical element in every kitchen, but especially in a dark, dramatic kitchen such as this one. To that effect, we relocated 2 pendants above the island, added 15 LED can lights on dimmer switches throughout the kitchen area, and added under cabinetry lighting connected all on one switch in the kitchen. We also added 4 outlets on the island, including a strip outlet on the island side of the overhang.
Colonial Oak Hardwood flooring, new paint and brass hardware finished off the space.
We relocated the primary bedroom to the finished garage area, significantly enlarging the footprint of this home, and allowing for an expanded bathroom and closet space!
The Signature soaking tub and Spectra Calacatta Thassos Polished Marble Mosaic tile under a perfectly placed crystal chandelier are the first features to catch our eye upon entering this spectacular primary bathroom area. A separate private shower area with custom shower niches, mutli-functional shower heads, a custom bench and Cle Tile walls sits adjacent to a custom vanity with white marble countertops. Custom lighting, a large mirror and brass hardware add the perfect finishing elements to the space!
POWDER BATH AND ENTRY
Every home needs an easily accessible guest bathroom. The problem was that our downstairs area only had one bathroom available in the primary suite. The solution: we transformed the closet area under the stairway on the main floor into a fully functioning guest bathroom, complete with Carrara Chateau Polished Marble tile walls and shower niches, a porcelain sink with brass stand, and Marble mosaic tile on the floor. With a new front door and a custom millwork sitting area, the entryway is now an inviting place to sit down, hang up a coat, or make a quick trip to the restroom. What a difference!
In addition to new ProSource carpet upstairs, the girl’s bathroom also got a major facelift. We installed fun, multi-colored Ann Sacks field tile to contrast with the white Kohler soaking tub, This tile plays beautifully with the Atmosphere Blue cabinets and Ann Sacks Rice Paper Penny Round tile on the floor. Polished Brass hardware and a large brass rimmed mirror finish off this playful yet gorgeous space.
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