Back in October we began the first phase of remodeling Mike and Shari’s home. They built it back in the 1980s and though very solid, there were a few things they wanted to update to bring their home into the new century. They originally found Hardline Design & Construction from a post we had on the internet and then through our website. After a few initial meetings we were honored to have the opportunity to work with them.
Mike and Shari had a number of rooms in their home remodeled in some way or another. The living room, 2 bedrooms, basement, family room, kitchen and dining room all had work done at one point during our job. All of the rooms received new moldings, doors and hardware (where needed), windows and paint. As one can imagine, that also means our crew was in many of these rooms on any given day. The homeowners were too as they lived in the home while it was under construction.
When I met Mike for the “after photos” I asked him how the remodel went. I have written in past posts what can be expected during a whole house remodel and since I haven’t experienced that kind of construction on a personal level, I was interested to hear what he had to say. Mike was very gracious as he spoke about how the Hardline crew kept the worksite neat and tried their best to make sure the homeowners were as comfortable as possible. That said, they and their two dogs were happy when it was complete. And they should be, their not-so-80s home is bright and beautiful.
Welcome to their new home!
After: Mike and Shari’s dining room and kitchen. New tile flooring replaced worn wood flooring that was over parquet.
Before: The living room with the old windows. A common theme in this home was condensation between the window glass making it hard to see clearly outside.
After: New windows make the outside world as clear as day.
Before: The lower level downstairs had old carpeting and was in need of a fresh coat of paint. this room also shows the narrowness of the original moldings.
After: A hangout room is ready for playtime! The carpeting is gone and we installed beautiful wood floors. The walls were painted a light green that brings in the views of the outdoors wonderfully. A wider molding also grounds the room.
Before: The original stair balustrade.
After: The homeowners found this design and fell in love. It was incorporated into the new balustrade.
Before: This room was called the golf room because of a border of wallpaper the goes around the room above the green wallpaper. The room also has a window seat that is covered with some of the matching carpet.
After: The golf days in this room are now gone and so is the carpeting on the window seat. With the large green wallpaper gone the room feels taller. The window was also replaced.
Before: The neighboring room also has a matching window seat which was covered with carpet. Being full of condensation, the window let in very diffused light.
After: The old carpet was removed and beautiful yet simple molding added. This room was also originally pink and now it is a calming green shade.
Before: The area that received the most remodeling – the Kitchen, dining room, family room group.
After: Look how the knee wall not only supports the back of the custom built bench but also creates a more separate family room space. The new dining room table is the perfect fit for seating plenty of family members and yet providing ease of movement around the dining room and kitchen.
The original dining room table did not fit as well for the space as this custom built bench with a custom made seat cushion.
Before: The homeowners kept the original kitchen cabinets and counter tops. Allowing them to save money on their kitchen remodel.
After: Mike and Shari added new appliances and we added new backsplash that went around the kitchen and new tile flooring (which can be seen in the photos showing the dining room).
After: Detail of the backsplash. The colors tie in very nicely with the existing countertops.