Michael and Annie Harmon live in a beautiful neighborhood near Cherry Creek Reservoir. Like everyone else, they decided they could no longer put off the home renovations they had been dreaming of for years during the pandemic. They have a 2000-square-foot split-level home built in 1977 that needed a complete update. They hired Lindsay, a Designer Premier Designer, to help them make all of the design decisions necessary for an Open Floor Plan Remodel.
Open Floor Plan Remodel: A Kitchen For Entertaining
Michael is an avid cook, and they regularly entertain, so they needed a much bigger kitchen and an open floorplan for entertaining. Lindsay removed all the existing kitchen walls and made the first floor one large space for a kitchen, eat-in island, and dining room with a built-in buffet. They now have ample space for their kids and friends to hang out, have family over for holiday dinners and also enjoy a more open and brighter home.
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Dual Concept Powder Bathroom and Laundry
On the lower level, they wanted an updated powder/laundry room that was more functional and felt less like a cave. We took out a divider screen in the laundry/powder room that separated the two spaces. We slightly rearranged the washer and dryer/sink configuration to make more practical sense and updated the vanity, mirror, and lights.
A Cozy Family Room with an Updated Fireplace
The fireplace in the family room was outdated; they needed more storage and wanted that room to feel lighter and brighter. Lindsay and her team updated the downstairs by adding built-in cabinetry around the fireplace, a new electric fireplace, and updating all the flooring. We replaced the stone on the fireplace to give it a more updated look.
Creative Design Idea “Drop Station” Mudroom
Having a mudroom is high on most folks’ lists, especially when they have children. Micheal and Annie desired one so their designer, Lindsay designed a built-in “stop and drop” area for them with a cubby for each person in the family – equipt with a charging station for phones, tablets, and computers.
A Bathroom with Two Sinks
On the top floor, the primary suite (which could hardly be called a suite) had a TINY bathroom that felt dark and dingy and wasn’t functional for Michael and Annie. They desperately wanted two sinks in the bathroom and a more oversized shower that felt open.
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One of the many advantages of a strong, experienced design team, like Lindsay leads, is their ability to look at the big picture. The in-depth design discovery and exploration are crucial steps to a successful project.
For example, one of the major hurdles with this open floor plan remodel was the asbestos that had to mitigate everywhere. That added significant time and took away some of the budgets we had planned for other items. Still, since we discovered it during our discovery stage, we could navigate it by being VERY specific on where to demo and only touching areas critical to the renovation.
Lindsay is one of many Denver Interior Design firms that were selected by Marina Dagenais to be the experts that she represents as “The Design Matchmaker“. View more of Lindsay’s work.
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