When we began this project, the dwelling was a weekend getaway cabin built by the owner’s father. Transforming it into a full-time residence had a few hurdles but the end result is an improved, energy-efficient home with a lodge feel.
First came the structural fixes, footings had to be placed under the building, rotted areas repaired, walls brought to plumb, and the garage door was removed and a covered entry door took its place. New exterior doors and windows were installed, including a new bay window and a 16’ double-slider patio door. New insulation and James Hardie siding covered the exterior of the home. And a new stamped and stained concrete patio was added.
New walls were built where the garage space once was, adding a foyer with closet, living room, a second bathroom, and a guest bedroom/office area.
A new closet was also framed in for the master bedroom. New plumbing, electrical and HVAC were installed. A soffit was built along the kitchen wall to run utilities to the new rooms. Then the finishes started happening. The layout for the new cabinetry was outlined and the island was built.
New carsiding paneling was installed in new areas on ceilings and walls to match what had been in the existing building, and then stained to match the original, along with the new doors and trim. The electrical panel is camouflaged with the same paneling near the front door. Then the flooring, light fixtures, and paint were applied.
Kitchen cabinets were done in two finishes, a distressed rustic alder went around the perimeter, and the island is in quarter-sawn oak with a black glaze and a curved back. The perimeter base cabinets were topped with Midnight Majesty quartz countertops while the island received Titanium granite with a leathered texture. The backsplash was taken to the ceiling, tile wrapping the soffit helped make it disappear.
A grand light fixture was chosen for the vaulted skylight.
While the majority of the home received luxury vinyl plank flooring, the bathrooms received a slate-look ceramic tile floor to match the slate backsplash in the kitchen.
The master bath cabinetry was also done in the rustic alder without the distressing. It was topped with the same granite as the kitchen island.
The new office/guest room looks out to the new family room.
During the design process, Jenny spent time with the owners on furniture placement planning as well as picking all the materials and finishes to make sure all would fit together. Now the owners have a cozy comfortable home that is now structurally sound as well as beautiful!