Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2018

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with the clients," Hayslett says. "Upper [cabinets] were traded for full-height cabinetry that also helped dene the breakfast nook at the rear of the kitchen. •is allowed the client's re-back and stone hood to really stand out and keep the focus. "Storage was maximized at the island with the tra- ditional cabinets on two sides, but also under the bar seating area," he continues. "In addition, there is a long counter with storage below and open shelving above on the wall across from the island (as you stand at the sink). •e open shelves provided storage without obstructing the view through the new steel and glass window of the massive tree trunk." •is space epitomizes the homeowner's desire to mod- ernize but with nods to the home's history. Diamond- etched glass in the kitchen windows mimic those at patio's roo„ine accommodates the tree as well. While more integrated into the home now than before, Hayslett notes that the tree is likely in better shape now than before be- cause its roots have room, since the pre-existing pavement around it was removed. "•e goal of that patio was to create a bu†er from both the evening sun and the ambient noise of the highway that is some distance from the lot," he says. Additionally, the homeowners being able to access that space from both the kitchen and master bedroom was an important element. OPENED INTERIOR Inside the home, the clients had more opportunity to modernize their spaces. •ey sought to nod to the home's Tudor Revival origins but with modern touches through- out. And a big piece of that came through opening up the „oor plan and bringing in outside elements. Vaulted skylights over the living spaces allow light to „ood in, but they were strategically placed and angled to not allow views in from the neighboring home. Additionally, a U-shaped kitchen was opened up to the outdoors and to the living spaces via the steel and glass windows overlooking the patio. "•e open feel of the living space was an important element of the design. A number of versions for kitchen layout and storage op- tions were considered, and many 360-degree renderings were created of the interior while we rened everything The master bathroom achieves a modern, natural feel with wood plank wall tile, floating vanities and contemporary wall sconces. Direct access to the back patio is available from the master bedroom, plus a direct path to the fitness center. Seeking an update to a 1930s bathroom found in the typical Tudor home, the guest bathroom achieves a vintage charm with a black and white marble tile scheme. PROJECTS: Design Solutions 34 October 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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