Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2015

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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any people have fond memories of the home they grew up in. Few, howev- er, get to live in those memories and create new ones in the same space as adults. One San Francisco resident is such an exception. Te client's father built the house on Digby Street in 1961, but recognizing the house was in need of some updates, the client called Phil Rossington of Sausalito, Calif.-based Rossington Architecture to remodel the space. Te outdated design had several problems, including that the large kitchen and eat-in area were closed of from the rest of the house. Both owners wanted the kitchen to be a more functional area and not waste any square foot- age, of which they believed the original layout was guilty. In addition to updating the design and reconfguring the layout, the other design objective was to open the kitchen to the living and dining rooms while still having the ability to close it of for more formal gatherings. Rossington set to work with these objectives in mind and presented the clients with a drastic, but very efective, solution. MIRROR IMAGE Convincing the clients to commit to an open foor plan didn't come easily. Going into the remodel, the clients just wanted to update old systems. But they also had Floor Flip A kitchen remodel involves reversing the entire foor's confguration to capture views of downtown San Francisco and transition from an open to closed space By Laurie Banyay M Photos: Rien van Rijthoven 24 June 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com PROJECTS: Design Solutions

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