About Case® Design/Remodeling
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A Glance Inside a Home Remodel
The homeowners featured in this article absolutely loved the charm of their modest, cottage- style home. However, their energetic four- year-old was quickly overrunning the home with toys, DVDs, books, games, and more. What began as a project to design more play-live space in the family room quickly ballooned to include more overall entertaining space for kids and adults, alike. The homeowners also wanted to consider the feasibility of creating a full guest suite, should an aging family member need to move in at some point in the future.
Due to local building ordinances, their square footage was limited to 600. Therefore, any new space needed to be flexible with opportunities for storage wherever possible. An arched TV niche was a visual anchor point to the space and designed with a storage closet behind. Nook areas played double duty, such as a crafting desk turned wet bar, and an eating nook turned game table. The general play space was designed with a sofa bed in place, while a full three-piece bathroom could elegantly accommodate overnight guests and neighborhood play dates.
While the client requested conveniences of modern technology, the space had to also retain elements of charm, and did so with vaulted ceilings that mimicked the main house. In addition, trim work around doors and windows provided the wood details that the clients loved. Strategically placed windows showcased views of the entire yard. Clerestory windows on the neighbor’s side and solar operated skylights provided an abundance of natural light and privacy. Understanding this space as an auxiliary area, heating was addressed simply with an electric fireplace designed into a built-in bookcase that also neatly house board games, books and toys.
One design challenge was how to leverage the volume of space in a usable way. By designing a loft space above the bathroom (and secondary storage room), an inventive kid’s reading loft was created and equipped with a trap door entrance.
Another challenge was to maintain the support value of what would become the new, shared wall of the garage to the new addition. Repurposing an existing window opening to accommodate a new interior door (leading from the garage to the addition) kept the structural integrity of the exterior wall and allowed for a relatively easy tie-in of the new space to the existing structure.
Offering multi-functional and multi-flexible spaces for kids and adults alike, this new space offers a place to entertain and host gatherings, play dates, and overnight guests.
With Case® Design/Remodeling, every single aspect of your home improvement needs are covered. The process-driven team at Case always strives to facilitate a logical sequence of steps that will help break down and simplify the remodeling process, while keeping the project on track and moving forward from design to completion. For more information, you can visit their website at www.CaseSanJose.com, or call 408-484-3884 for a free consultation.
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