Drab to Fab! A Residential Remodel Story...



Although most of our residential projects are custom designs, it’s always fun to see the before and after of an awesome remodel project. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good make over?? Adam Steiner, project manager and associate here at Cornerstone Architects, recently teamed up with Austin and Brooke Pitner of Bonterra Build | Design and Kelle Contine of Kelle Contine Interior Design on a 5,000 square foot home in Rob Roy. The home, which was originally built in 1991, had been added onto or remodeled at least three different times when the current owner purchased it a couple of years ago.


Like most houses of this era, the kitchen and bathrooms needed major updating. Here are a few dramatic before and after photos to give you an idea of the transformation the team made to these spaces!






The most significant change was reworking the flow of the home from the entry through to the kitchen and great room. It was very enclosed and felt as if you were making your way through a maze. This required incorporating a large beam to reinforce the removal of selected walls to help support the master bathroom above.



Speaking of the master bathroom, the old layout made the space confining and reminiscent of something out of the 90's...of course, because it was.


“We completely gutted the master bathroom to modernize and make better use of the space. Redesigning it as one large room and expanding the window behind the tub really succeeded in opening up the space and maximizing the natural lighting.”


Most of the exterior remained unchanged, aside from replacing, adding, and enlarging a few of the windows. The home was also upgraded with new paint, patched and refinished floors, updated light fixtures, plumbing, appliances, tile, etc.


The design team worked extensively with the owner to successfully meld a refreshingly classic and elegant aesthetic with well appointed contemporary features to achieve a beautiful end product!


See more photos of this project!


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