The expression “Think outside the box” is something that, hopefully,
design professionals have been doing for hundreds of years. It is
also something that we enjoy bringing to the table for our clients and
their projects every day.
For this project, our client approached us to help them improve their existing dark and dated family room. Our initial idea was to move the dominating fireplace so that it no longer blocked the view of their backyard landscaping. The result was the creation of a family room that “pulls you in” and “invites you” to feel a part of the outdoors. New painted window trim and French door compositions were created to frame the views into the yard. Wood floors were extended into the Family Room from the existing Kitchen which resulted in cohesiveness throughout the home yet we created a light and airy feel to the space. A new fireplace designed with natural stone was located on a “non-view” wall and flanked with new bookcases that were detailed to match the windows and door trim on the other walls.
In addition, our client asked us to create a screen porch that architecturally tied into the house. Exposed cedar beams and ceiling boards were used as well as skylights to let natural light back into the home’s original Kitchen and Eating Areas. The design and details of the screen porch openings tie into the newly remodeled Family Room. The end result of the project allowed our clients to fully enjoy their back yard regardless of the weather conditions outside.