A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
Another beautiful home renovation, complete! Our most recent project features a remodeled kitchen, powder bath, den and bar area of a 1980’s home in Colleyville, TX. The closed off, dated rooms now showcase a spacious floor plan, bright atmosphere, modern design, and of course, happy clients!
 
 
We began by discussing the goals the clients had in mind. They wanted to reconfigure the kitchen to incorporate an island and also update the powder bath, the fireplace in the den, and the bar area. Taking out the wall between the kitchen and the den and readjusting the desk area from the main walk way were also on the list.
 
 
After taking photos and measurements, our designers were able to create detailed floor plans and 3-D renderings to illustrate how the remodeled spaces would look once the renovations were complete:
 
 

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With a few tweaks, the clients approved the designs, and we began the construction. The finished product turned out beautifully!
 
 
Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look
 
 
One of the most obvious changes was the removal of the peninsula, which was replaced with a beautiful new island. This design choice not only opened up the kitchen and improved traffic flow, but also provided for a cooktop to be incorporated into the island, freeing up some counter space where the stove used to be and allowing for additional cabinets.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
The island also featured a handy pull-out spice rack and drawer conveniently located beside the cooktop for improved functionality when prepping and cooking meals.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
Though the refrigerator was kept in its original location, our designers created a built-in look by installing custom cabinetry around it. Increasing the cabinet height throughout the kitchen contributed to the sleek, modern look and increased storage space. Over and under cabinet lighting helped to brighten the kitchen and make it feel larger.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
One of our favorite features of this project is the pull-out pantry beside the fridge. Talk about a smart space saver! We were also able to save space by stacking the microwave and double oven in a built-in cabinet.
 
 
Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look
 
 
In place of the old stove and microwave is now extra cabinet and counter top space. We also installed a convenient appliance garage and corner display shelves and relocated the sink for an improved layout.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
Removing the wall that separated the kitchen from the den and bar area made all the difference in this space! The room is bigger, brighter, and is now ideal for hosting guests.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
Removing the wall also allowed for extra cabinets to be installed at the end of the bar and presented a beautiful view of the display loft above the bar, which we installed lighting in.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
The remodeled bar area is the perfect place for guests to sit and chat without being isolated from the kitchen or dining area. The beautiful stone backsplash, granite counters and wood stain matches what was used in the kitchen, really pulling the space together.
 
 
Below the bar top, there are additional drawers, cabinets, a wine bottle holder, and glass front beverage center.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
Where there once were cluttered open shelves behind the bar, there are now stylish, distressed glass front cabinets.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
In the den across from the bar is a stunning new fireplace and lighted display cabinets. The stone fireplace correlates with the backsplash used in the bar and the kitchen, and a rustic mantle was mounted just below the TV.
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
The client’s desk area was an issue before the remodel, as it blocked the walkway between the kitchen and den. We were able to take some space from the powder bathroom behind the desk and actually inset the workspace so it is no longer obstructing the walkway. The client also has new built-in cabinets and drawers to store office supplies around the computer!
 
 

Home Remodel: A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 
The powder room just off the kitchen incorporated a pedestal sink and no storage space. We replaced the old sink with a vessel sink vanity and installed a matching linen cabinet. Beautiful and functional!
 
 
These remodeled spaces come together to create the perfect area for hosting family and friends, and really gives the home a whole new look and feel! The clients couldn’t be happier with the improved functionality and modern appearance of their home!
 
 
If your home has an outdated look, a closed off floor plan, or nonfunctional layout, or another problem that needs to be addressed, we’d be happy to help! Our designers can discuss your ideas with you and work with you to create the best possible outcome for your remodel. Contact us for more information!
 
 
We would also like to credit our talented photographer, Todd Ramsey at Impressia (www.impressia.net), for capturing and editing these beautiful final photos!
 
 
Warm Regards,
 
The Medford Design-Build Team