This remodel has been in the works for a while, and we couldn't be more excited to finally be able to share with you the completed product!! The home was a complete overhaul and no longer looks like the old 1966 house that it once was. It is definitely an updated transitional home on the lake with all of todays modern conveinences. No more blue tubs, split level entrances, dated wall paper, or dark paneling.
So without further ado... here is your first look at the completed "Yellow Rose Home."
Below you can see the custom built brick steps leading up to the covered front porch. You will also notice the blue front door that matches the custom built window shutters. In the orignial layout of the home, the front door was staged to enter at a split level, we chose to move the front door to its' current location and build steps leading to the front door from the outside, so that you were able to enter on the main level.
We love how the brick was layed to 3' high and also carried to band the top of all the windows and doors. It helps to break up the stone, so that it doesn't get too heavy. The combination of the Old Worlde Sedona Stone and Queen Brompton brick is such a gorgeous combination!! Below you can see the new concrete driveway that we had poured. This new driveway curves so that no one gets blocked in or has to back out, it is a much larger and more functional driveway than what was originally there, while still maintaining plenty of front yard space.
Below you can see the concrete steps that were poured and formed to the left of the garage leading to the side patio/ screen porch. Orginally there was a rough wooden ramp in this area that was rickety and dangerous. These wide tread low riser steps are much more appealing and safer than they ramp that existed before.
Above you can see the side patio/ screen porch. It has not yet received its' screen, but the homeowner intends to use this space as a type of sunroom. We chose to use indoor/ outdoor carpet here to bring some softness outside to what would have otherwise been all hard surfaces, the carpet is pictured below. The footprint of this patio was concrete and stayed the same original size, we only chose to add a knee wall along the outside, add columns and a roof to make it feel more like a "room."
This back patio is the original footprint and did not change. We only chose to pressure wash the surface to clean up its' appearance.
Above you can see the breathtaking backside of the home. The back porch leaves people in awe. We added x- frame cross beams to help bring in the expansiveness some, so that the porch didn't feel overwhelmingly large. By extending the roof line on the right side (of this photograph) that extends over the screen porch area we were able to make the house look symmetrical from this side.
Pictured below you can see up close some of the features of the back deck. There is gray stained shiplap paneling on the ceiling, shingle siding on the house, gray TimberTec decking, and large exterior fans to help circulate that cool lake air! This space gets used a lot for entertaining family and friends, and who wouldn't want to sit out there to relax, drink a cup of coffee, or have a cookout?
Pictured here is the door leading from the master bedroom to the back deck. Originally there were windows on this area of the house in the bedroom, but we decided to add a sliding door to give the master private deck access.
And when you wake up in the morning from the master bedroom this is what you see. How could you not be instantly relaxed or feel like you're always on vacation when you get to wake up with a view like this eveyday?
Now we head inside, where you get to see even a bigger change!!
We are going to head down to the basement level first and work our way up.
Pictured below is the first thing you see when you walk down the steps into the basement. This is a wet bar with mini fridge, bar sink, and cabinets for storage. We have white cabinets, Colonial Cream granite countertops, and brushed nickel plumbing fixtures and cabient hardware. We really wanted to try and keep the basement as light and airy feeling as possible, 1. because it was on the lake and 2. because it was a basement and was already a dark space. You can also see the light colored LVP (luxury vinyl plank) flooring that we used in the entire basement. This is a floating, water proof, and scratch resistant flooring that we laid directly over the existing tile that was down in the basement.
Directly behind the bar area is the staircase with these cool built ins to the side. This created some useful storage space out of what would have usually been wasted space, and it is a interesting and different idea.
Here you can see the painted stone fireplace for the basement. This orginally was a wood burning fireplace that we converted to gas. One of our favorite features of this is the reclaimed mantle. The mantle was actually made from reusing a header from the original framing of the home, so it looks great and brings some of the old home to the new!! This living room is so light and bright, it doesn't look like a basement at all.
We head to the left and back to one of the bedrooms. Where this bedroom currently is used to be just open space for storage and had a bar for the basement. We needed to add an additional bedroom for the homeowners family to stay in, and the space fit an additional bedroom perfectly. Off of this bedroom there is also a exterior door leading to the back bottom patio.
Next we head back through the living room and down the hall to the other 2 bedrooms and bathroom. Here you can see an up close picture of one of our favorite, but often missed elements of this home. Can you guess what it is?
It's the door knobs!!! We know that is a small element in the grand scheme of things, but we LOVE these black matte egg shaped door knobs!
Ok, so moving on from door knobs we head to the other 2 bedrooms in the basement.
They are both standard size rooms that received all new finishes and fixtures. In the second room pictured below we added a full cedar closet for the homeowners to store coats and other items in. You can smell the cedar all the way down the hall. Also in the cedar closet is a access door for all of the plumbing for the basement bathroom.
Now heading into the basement bathroom. We have a semi frameless sliding glass door on this shower along with a rainhead and handheld showerhead. We chose brushed nickel finishes for this bathroom. The tile in the shower consists of small 2x2 mosaic tile for the floor, 4x8 white brick tiles on the walls, and a gray/ white stone and glass mosaic on the upper part of the walls. You can also see pictured below the deep niche that we framed in this shower. We had a perfect place between wall studs where we could frame the niche low and deep (about 12" rather than a standard 4") so we did and it turned out really cool. The homeowner had guests who comented how their shampoo and things don't even get wet when they are in that niche. The vanity cabinets and countertop match that of the wet bar in the main basemetn area, they are white with Colonial Cream granite tops and a single hole Delta brushed nickel faucet.
Now let's head upstairs!! This is what you see when you look up the stairs from the basement. Before the basement actually felt like a "basement", but now it just feels like any other floor of the house. It's comfortable and inviting, and if that's how the basement feels imagine what the upstairs is going to be like!!
We'll head in to the master bedroom. This room has a cool neutral pallet with some fun patterned pillows and chairs and then solidcolor sheer draperies and the plushest custom rug to put your bare feet on every morning. The master bedroom feels very relaxing and inviting. It contains the vaulted ceiling that also runs thru the rest of the main floor of the home. The large windows and sliding door bring in a lot of natural light and the gorgeous lake views. There is also a sitting area in the master bedroom where the homeowners can sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee while watching the news or curl up and read a book.
Next to the master bathroom, which is just as much of a retreat as the master bedroom. You first walk in and see this gorgeous free standing tub with a deck mounted Brizo chrome faucet. The vanity features double undermount sinks, a makeup knee hole, Brizo chrome 8" widespread faucets, a linen pantry for towels, and Cambria quartz countertops. Turn around from the vanity and there you will see this beautiful 6' x 4' walk in tile shower with a full bench, rainhead showerhead, 2 handheld showerheads, frameless glass door, and a 3' x 1' shampoo recessed niche. We chose large 15" x 30" tiles for the shower walls, with a matching 2" x 2" mosaic for the shower floor. We then accented the niche and a mosaic detail around the plumbing fixtures with a decorative glass/ stone mosaic tile. The main bathroom floor is a 12 x 24 slate looking tile with a bit of texture to resist slipage. The master walk in closet is off of the bathroom and features custom built shelving units, rods, and cubbies. The bathroom floor tile extends into the master closet.
Next we will head into the half bathroom that we added to the floor plan. This is located off of the main living space to the right when you enter the front door. We used chrome sconces with fabric shades mounted into the mirror, white cabinets with accent glazing, Summerhill Cambira countertops, Brizo chrome 8" widespread faucet and one of our favorite features of this room, the contrasting darker ceiling. We painted the ceiling a darker shade of the same color family to contrast with the walls and add a litlle bit of dimension to the half bath.
Below you can see the newly stained hardwood floors that are installed throughout the main floor of the home. We installed a sand and finish solid hardwood floor, which means that we installed unfinished solid hardwood, sanded, stained, and finished on site. We used a gray stain, when applied to the oak wood took a greige look.
Below is your first look at the completed great room. Here you can see the fireplace with its barn style sliding doors for the television installed on the new stone fireplace with gas insert. The fireplace also has a custom built matle and shiplap vertical siding on the top half. In the second picture below you can see how it looks with the barn doors closed to conceal the television and you also get a great view out of the large windows that run across the back of the house. Also in the mantle and top half of the fireplace are built in/ hidden pop out cubbies that are designed to hide all of the electrical wires and boxes for the television and surround sound.
When we turn around in the living room we are getting a look at the gorgeous new kitchen. In the original footprint of the home the kitchen was closed and dark, this new kitchen is open and ready for entertaining!! And look at those BEAMS!!! Aren't they gorgeous!? These beams mimic the same ones that are used outside at the screen porch and the back deck. We chose to only add the beams to the kitchen area, so to define the 2 spaces between the living room and kitchen without actually building any walls or closing anything off.
The kitchen is one of our favorite areas in the entire house. It functions great and looks amazing too. The homeowners LOVE all of the storage space and all of the different types of storage that she has in the cabinets The island is a gray stain with a handwiped glaze and steel gray granite countertops. It also has a vegetable prep sink, an ice maker, two trash cans, cookie sheet storage, and additional storage for items not used often hidden from view under the barstools. Then the perimeter cabinets are white with Cambria Berwyn quartz countertops. There is a oven/ microwave combo unit, gas cooktop, cabinet style hood, and a low divide cast iron white sink. the cabinets consist of corner cabinets with lazy susans with roll out trays, deep pot/ pan drawers with shallow roll tray on top, pull out spice racks, and an additional two trash cans. All of our cabinets in the kitchen have matte black hardware that matches our door hardware throughout the home. Then our backsplash consists of 4 x 16 gray ceramic tiles around the perimeter with gray glass mosaic tiles inserted behind the cooktop for a focal point. We also implemented LED strip lighting for our undercabinet light source. We chose to mix and match some of our finishes in the kitchen, since we used black hardware for the cabinets we went with a contrasting sleek chrome for the hanging light fixture above the island and also for the kitchen and bar faucets.
Even though we opened the kitchen up to the great room, we still feel like the two rooms stand on their own while playing off of each other very well. The kitchen is a great focal point for this home and will be a wonderful gathering spot for family and friends.
Directly off of the kitchen we added a butlers pantry. Originally this area that we made into the pantry was in the garage and we decided to close it in and finish it to be a usable space, because the garage was already extremely large and could fit 2 cars easily with space left for storage or work space. This butlers pantry is a dream!! You first see these gorgeous sliding barn doors that are extremely functional while still being aesthetically pleasing. The homeowner loves that she is able to leave her stand mixer and baking utensils out where they are ready to use and she doesn't have to haul them out of a cabinet every time she wants to use them. We also put the laundry facilities in this space. So whether there is a bit of a mess leftover from baking and you have guests come over or the laundry is washing, the homeowner can easily slide the doors shut and not see or hear anything in the pantry.
But we also put glass doors in the upper cabinets, so that the homeowner could display her china and glassware. So if the doors are open there is something very elegant to look at as well.
We carried the same cabinet and granite color as the kitchen island into the pantry to keep the two spaces coordinated.
The last area of the home that we will visit is the bonus room that we added above the garage. We can see this space being used as a media room in the future for movie nights for the grandkids. The bonus room has a set of stairs leading up to it from the great room. The stair treads, hand rail, and posts were all stained to match the hardwood floor throughout the main level, while the spindles of the rail were painted white. In the bonus room we chose to put carpet down to soften up the space.
So that is our remodel of a 1966 original home to a modern light and bright lake house!! We hope that you have enjoyed following along with us during this renovation process.
We will share with you one more picture before we end, and that is a comparison of the before and after, so that you can see side by side the drastic difference!!
Let us know in the comments below what you think of the renovation or if you have any questions for us! Thank you for reading our blog and we hope you enjoyed this post. Stop by again soon for more updates on new projects!!
The Team at A&H Flooring, LLC