The neighbors around this Riverlea, Ohio home wondered what was going on - all kinds of contractors coming and going, building materials hauled in...but no work visible from the street?
The project began as a two-phase addition; phase one was some internal remodeling to make room for a larger kitchen, adding a laundry/home office, and remodeling a bath. Phase two would have been the addition of a new master suite.
But as you can see, the homeowners were able to do both phases at once.
|This closer view of the hallway leading from the master bedroom shows the bathroom/closet door, mounted on sliding barn-door hardware, that slides to cover either opening.|
|Turning around and facing the backyard, the vaulted ceiling in the new master bedroom addition is a change from the flat ceilings in the existing ranch. Transom windows over the bed help flood the room with light without compromising privacy.|
|The exterior stone even makes a brief appearance in the master shower, where it mixes nicely with the linen-finished ceramic tile walls.|
|Here's the "before" shot of the back - the existing clay tile roof was kept, as was most of the limestone veneer.|
|"After" - the addition on the left is the laundry/home office and casual dining area; the addition on the right is the master bedroom.|
|The new kitchen layout features a center island, replacing the narrow table that was there before. Cabinets, countertops, and the subway tile backsplash are all white, allowing everyday items to take center stage.|
|Here's the old kitchen, looking towards the back. It was a tight squeeze, even with the narrow table.|
|The same view of the remodeled kitchen today - a nice big island, and plenty of space all around it. Still, this is a relatively compact galley kitchen where every bit of space is useful.|
|More of the existing stone is featured in the laundry/home office addition. It's the main hub of the house now, with access to the kitchen, the garage, the backyard, and of course, a special door just for the dogs!|
|Inside the laundry/home office, looking back towards the kitchen. Coat hooks made more sense than a closet (and take up less space).|
|The old hall bath was just...well, old. The large linen cabinet was nice, but took valuable space away from the bath.|
|The remodeled bath maintains the vintage look, and linen storage, but makes much better use of the space.|
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