The single-story, mid-century home had two doors at the front of the home, with steps leading to each one.
After – The Exterior
The updated exterior has been opened up, with wide steps leading to a single front door. The siding has been painted and potted plants have been added.
Before – The Rear Of The Home
The original rear of the home included a deck off the main living level of the home. Beneath the deck are doors that connect with the unused basement.
After – The Rear Of The Home
The updated home has the deck moved to the side, with doors leading down to the patio, which is located off the basement.
After – The Living Room
Inside, the main level of the home includes the living room with a fireplace and windows that look out onto the backyard.
After – The Dining Area and Deck
The updated dining area has been furnished with a wood table, while accordion doors connect to the doors.
Before – The Kitchen
The original kitchen was closed off and featured dated wood cabinets.
After – The Kitchen
The new kitchen is completely open to the dining area, and now includes minimalist wood cabinets and an island. Dark hexagonal tiles have been used for flooring to define the kitchen and entryway.
Before – The Hallway
The original hallway was dark and plain, with doors to a bedroom and bathrooms.
After – The Hallway + Home Office
The updated hallway has been transformed into a walk-through library and home office, with plenty of storage for books and a built-in desk beneath the window.
After – The Primary Bedroom
At the end of the hallway is the primary bedroom which has been minimally furnished with a wood bed frame.
Before – The Primary Ensuite Bathroom
The original bathroom had a small vanity with the toilet by the window, and a shower wall blocking the natural light.
After – The Primary Ensuite Bathroom
The updated primary bathroom received a changed layout, with the new double vanity located on the left wall, and the shower and toilet now located on the right. A glass shower screen allows the natural light from the window to flow through the space. Additional light has been added to the bathroom in the form of hidden lighting behind the mirror.
After – The Powder Room
A botanical wallpaper adorns the walls in the powder room, creating an unexpected pop of color in the small space.
Before – The Basement Stairs
The original basement stairs, located by the front door, had wood treads and matching wood handrails.
After – The Basement Stairs
The remodeled basement stairs are now bright and open, with wood slat partitions and cabinetry helping to hide them.
Before – The Basement
The lower level of the home, or the basement, was underutilized with exposed structures and insulation.
After – The Basement
The basement has been transformed into a multi-functional family room with direct connections to the backyard. The basement includes built-in storage and kitty cabin, a wet bar, as well as an area for workout equipment, and a lounge area.
The basement also includes two bedrooms, with one of them including a wraparound pink accent.
There’s also a white and emerald green guest bath, that features small green tiles and a white open shelving unit.
Photography by Dain Susman | Design: Best Practice Architecture | Contractor: Ainslie-Davis Construction