The purpose of the renovation was to update a worn & tired 20-year-old home. The homeowner loved the location and didn’t want to relocate, but knew the place could use a makeover. He had lovely pieces of furniture passed down from his mother that he wanted to keep. These served as the inspiration for the design and homage to his mother’s memory. No major construction challenges were encountered, structural changes were minimal with only a few walls being removed.
Keeping the original floor plan made efficient use of space a priority. The upstairs bathroom was enlarged and separate entertainment and reading spaces were created on the second floor. Functional space planning was paramount, with purpose built into every corner. Reduced clutter and increased function created an overall open feeling.
Attention to detail and careful planning resulted in creative finishing details such as geometric tile work, two-toned kitchen cabinets and unique lighting fixtures. Vintage oak engineered flooring, satin brass & matte black faucets, and mid-century style furniture came together to create a true reflection of the homeowner’s tastes. As a retired math teacher, he greatly appreciated the balance of lines and geometry.
Special care was taken to combine new and existing materials and details into a cohesive design. A mid-century teak hutch that belonged to the homeowner’s mother inspired the entire scheme. Incorporating existing furniture into the design, such as the hutch, bookshelf and family business “Treadgold Paint Supply” sign pulled a lot of the client’s personality into the space.
To improve energy efficiency & comfort new exhaust and ceiling fans, LED lighting, and energy star appliances were installed. The old carpet was removed and motorized blinds were installed on the large living room windows for easier climate control. Only low VOC paint was used.
Communication is key to achieve best industry practices. The client was informed & involved through the entire project from planning to execution. We launch every project with an introductory briefing meeting for our trades and continue with collaboration throughout the project. Our unique approach combines interior design & project management to affectively execute every renovation.
“I knew I wanted to update my home, but when I realized it was going to take a complete re-design I also knew that I needed some help. I had a few ideas about what I wanted but it was Paulette & Hannah’s expertise in coming up with the plan and the specifics that really pulled it all together. I hardly said no to anything because everything they did was so fantastic! They did a phenomenal job of incorporating my mother’s furniture into the design as well as other pieces of my family history that were important to me. I very much appreciated their attention to detail and was really impressed by their excellent taste and judgement. Thank you Paulette & Hannah for a great experience and an amazing end result, I truly love it.”