Childhood Home Retains Character While Gaining Modern Makeover

This project was a significant renovation of our client’s childhood home which made the renovation exciting and sentimental for everyone. The 1970’s split-level style of the home was no longer conducive for their family, and when it was time to update, they knew opening everything up was the way to go. The J&M team completed the renovation on their top floor, including the kitchen, main bathroom, and entry. J&M updated the lighting, flooring, and paint throughout as well. It was important for our clients to leave their existing brick fireplace that was nostalgic and helped anchor the design. Along with the warm-toned LVP flooring, the fireplace kept the home feeling warm and inviting despite the matte black elements and large waterfall quartz counters.

We removed the entry pony walls and custom-built modern, open railing. J&M’s craftsmanship shines in the seamless flow throughout with the vaulted ceilings, fixture placement, and top-notch tile install. The building materials were sourced during a difficult period, and many substitutions had to be made. While not ideal, the client made great new selections, and it all came together in the end. Their original apron sink, for example, was planned to be white, but the forced change to a medium grey for availability was an exciting complement to the space. The style of their main bathroom renovation added subtle color along with a beautiful new vanity and a glass-enclosed tiled shower/tub combo.

Budgetary concerns arose as our clients upgraded features throughout the project, including the waterfall quartz and higher-end appliances. In the end, our clients knew the costs and were happy with the decisions to approve the upgrades. Our clients were so pleased to show off their new space to the generation who owned the home before handing it down to our clients. All agreed it turned out fantastic.