Sherman Complete Renovation
Problem: The original layout of this 1960’s house with a formal living room, dining room, kitchen, and den was too chopped up. Clients wanted a more open floorplan for entertaining, an updated kitchen and laundry area, as well as a functional home office. The house had no bathtub and the clients wanted a tub for the new grandbaby.
Solution: Interior walls were removed to open up the main living spaces, an L- shaped kitchen with an island was created. Storage was incorporated into the kitchen including a pantry created by using space from an outside storage closet.
An efficiency study was done to determine the needs of the client for his home office. Double barn doors were added to the office for privacy and to close off the space when entertaining.
The jack and jill bathroom was enlarged by taking in a closet, which allowed for a tub/shower combo, making a more spacious guest bath.
The fireplace was refaced and new cabinets added for symmetry, at the request of the client. All the updates to this house make it a beautifully functioning place for entertaining and business.
“Her design drawings are spot on and give the contractors a perfect and easy to follow blueprint. Our remodel project was a difficult one and Karen was there every step of the way to make sure our contractor did and redid everything correctly.” Jayme & Bruce M.
Whitesboro Garage Apartment Conversion
Problem: To turn a teenage boy’s game room and exercise area into a sophisticated guest house with kitchenette and bathroom.
Solution: Converted unused closet space into built in beds with storage nook and storage drawers. Added kitchenette at top of the stairs. Bathroom utilizes a dormer area with nice shower, vanity, and toilet. Pull out sofas provide addition sleeping areas, too, and there’s still plenty of room for the pool table.
Thanks so much for your assistance - couldn't have done it without you! Emily B. Whitesboro, TX
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Sherman Kitchen Remodel
Problem: In an effort to appeal to future buyers, the client wanted to open the kitchen to the family area and to include a large island. She also wanted to use the existing cabinets and counters as much as possible.
Solution: Removed the wall dividing the kitchen from the family room. The soffit was removed and replaced with open display cabinets. Peninsula cabinets were moved to the wall, which gave room for the bar sink and coffee area. A large island, contemporary gas cooktop, and eating area completed the new space. The plans allowed the homeowner to communicate with her contractor exactly what she wanted.
Gainesville Kitchen Remodel
Problem: The kitchen in this home had two problems: It was located in the middle of the living space and the cabinets were custom built for tall people, making them too tall for the new homeowners. The client wanted to be able to casually entertain and have better traffic flow from the kitchen to the living area and from the kitchen to the pool.
Solution:The kitchen was moved from the middle of the living areas to the end closest to the outside door to the pool. A very open kitchen/living area was created to make a very versatile entertaining area. The bar provides everyday eating space. There is room for a large dining table and more room to add tables for special occasions.
Bells Master Suite Addition & Kitchen Remodel
Problem: This beautiful 1980’s house desperately needed up-dated to accommodate the owners love of entertaining and provide a larger master bath and closet. The owners plan to live here the rest of their life, so we were mindful to design easy access to the remodel.
Solution: To get the required space for the planned Master Suite additional square footage was added to the house. The original master closet was removed to make room for a spacious master bath with his and hers vanities as well as a walk-in shower and free-standing tub. A very spacious master closet was added to the end of the house which gives this couple plenty of room. For the kitchen, walls were removed to add a large island, a spacious pantry, and long buffet area with a wall of windows to take advantage of the view.
Arkansas Home Restoration
Problem: After their home was mostly gutted by fire, these clients took the opportunity to rebuild more functional spaces in their 2 story home. The client wanted an open kitchen concept with a master bathroom and closet that was more usable. The downstairs laundry area was also made more functional.
Solution: The bottom floor of this home is a walk-out basement where 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, the laundry area and a living area are located. More usable closet space was designed for the bedrooms as well as a door with frosted glass to allow daylight into the bedroom with no windows. The upstairs main living area and master suite was designed with an open kitchen with an island.
“She took our needs and wants and made our ideas come alive by incorporating out-of-the-box ideas to enhance the space.
Karen's design services are outstanding…” Betty & Chris H.