Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Renovation Architecture

We had the opportunity to complete a home renovation design for a 1970’s lake cottage with the intent of using it as a primary residence.

Whole House Renovation
Old-style wood paneling was replaced with attractive wainscoting to lighten the space.  Carpeting was ripped up, and the existing wood floors were refinished, and windows and doors were replaced with energy efficient modern units.  Beams and T&G decking on the ceiling were kept exposed and refinished.  

The architects redesigned the small kitchen from a galley-style to U-shaped to create a spacious workspace and maximize the limited space.  A large island placed between the kitchen and the dining area provides working space to the kitchen while providing an informal seating area for breakfast or tea.

Side-by-side sliding doors were replaced with Eagle French doors, and glazing above the doors was changed to half rounds instead of triangular to create a modern look.

A custom wet bar by Vermont Custom Cabinetry is handy for entertaining and providing a nice transition between the dining and living rooms.