Project Finished Elmhurst
This project was recently finished in Elmhurst. The entire first floor of this 1950′s home was gutted. The goal was to create an open floor plan, and replace the dated kitchen and expand the kitchen. Several walls were removed to accomplish the new kitchen layout, and create a view to the backyard from the family room. The exterior kitchen entry which blocked half of the driveway was removed and relocated. Some of the features include new hardwood floors, additional windows in the kitchen, a new door to the backyard, soapstone counters and backsplash, and new recessed lights throughout.
This project is typical of what we are seeing lately. Projects are staying within the footprint of the existing home. Most of the time there is space within the home available, the floor plan just needs to be thoughtfully reconfigured in a way that reflects the needs and lifestyle of the homeowner. This home originally had a very small kitchen with rooms isolated from each other. It was easily adapted to typical modern requirements of a spacious kitchen and visual connections to other parts of the home, while still maintaining and developing the traditional details.