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Crownrich Lane Whole House Conversion
Crownrich Lane Whole House Conversion
Alair Homes Plano
Our clients purchased this 1950 ranch style cottage knowing it needed to be updated. They fell in love with the location, being within walking distance to White Rock Lake. They wanted to redesign the layout of the house to improve the flow and function of the spaces while maintaining a cozy feel. They wanted to explore the idea of opening up the kitchen and possibly even relocating it. A laundry room and mudroom space needed to be added to that space, as well. Both bathrooms needed a complete update and they wanted to enlarge the master bath if possible, to have a double vanity and more efficient storage. With two small boys and one on the way, they ideally wanted to add a 3rd bedroom to the house within the existing footprint but were open to possibly designing an addition, if that wasn’t possible. In the end, we gave them everything they wanted, without having to put an addition on to the home. They absolutely love the openness of their new kitchen and living spaces and we even added a small bar! They have their much-needed laundry room and mudroom off the back patio, so their “drop zone” is out of the way. We were able to add storage and double vanity to the master bathroom by enclosing what used to be a coat closet near the entryway and using that sq. ft. in the bathroom. The functionality of this house has completely changed and has definitely changed the lives of our clients for the better!
weiße Küchenzeile mit Parkett
weiße Küchenzeile mit Parkett
Korr GmbH - Tischlerei
Ein durchdachter Hauswirtschaftsraum bietet Platz für alle erforderlichen Gerätschaften und genügend Stauraum. Korr GmbH - Tischlerei
Donna Guyler Design
Interior Design by Donna Guyler Design
A Traditional, Country Style Family Home
A Traditional, Country Style Family Home
burlanes interiors
Located in the heart of Sevenoaks, this beautiful family home has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, of which Burlanes were commissioned for, including a new traditional, country style kitchen and larder, utility room / laundry, and bespoke storage solutions for the family sitting room and children's play room.
The Perfect Family Basement
The Perfect Family Basement
Advance Design Studio, Ltd.
Mike and Michelle of Lake Barrington knew they needed extra space. Their home was becoming too crowded for their family with blossoming teenagers, so a basement renovation offered the perfect solution for more space for the kids and more room to entertain for the adults. “Our project consisted of expanding our laundry room, putting in a first floor wet bar so we had adult space upstairs, while also renovating our basement for a family-friendly and teen-functional area as well,” Michelle says. They found Advance Design Studio through a neighbor who gave a glowing recommendation, giving Michelle and Mike the confidence they needed to move forward with a major home renovation. They felt like they knew Advance Design before they even worked together. When they met with the owner Todd Jurs and designer Nicole Ryan, Mike and Michelle knew they were getting a trustworthy, dependable team that could create the project they had been dreaming about for 7 years. Having virtually no natural light to work with, one of the biggest design challenges was creating a basement that did not feel dark and depressing. The Advance team got to work creating architectural archways and custom detailed dry-stack stone columns artfully designed into the space, adding a dramatic element that made the space feel less like a basement or more like a relaxing family room. Color 3D renderings were created to portray what the space would look like so Mike and Michelle could visualize the space in advance. Detailed trim and crown moldings grace the built in buffet and wet bar making for an amazingly functional space that lacks nothing in style and visual interest. Cherry wood cabinetry by Dura Supreme is featured in the space with a “Cocoa Brown” finish and includes beautiful mirrored glass doors embellished with unique elliptical mullion details. A built-in microwave, dishwasher and mini fridge add practicality to the ample entertainment mecca. An under mounted sink finishes the space joined with a intricate mosaic tile backsplash and “Ventisca Polished” quartz countertops. The basement is absolutely perfect for hosting friends and family with expertly designed key areas such as a game space for the kids, a movie area for the family, an ample workout room with luxurious full bath, and even built in wine storage. The family absolutely loves the new basement living space, and has already enjoyed numerous family movie nights and sleep-overs with friends. While custom cabinets made by Dura Supreme were used to create unique spaces that lived up to Mike and Michelle’s expectations., heated flooring under the 16”x16” “Mongolian Spring” tile was installed giving all tiled areas of the basement a much cozier feel, eliminating that cold hard surface most of us hate in our basements! The new basement must-have requirement list included a new bath space, which was incorporated adjacent to the work out room. The sleek shower door and cabinets in the new bathroom make guests and family feel like they are in an elegant hotel. The new guest bath features 4”x36” “Silver Screen” honed marble tile in a brick pattern on the shower walls and 2”x2” “Chenille” limestone tile in a hexagon mosaic pattern on the shower floor. “I came in with very specific requirements for our three project areas,” Michelle says. “There was not one time that I felt like I was asking for something that was not going to turn out how I anticipated.” Tying in multiple rooms during a renovation if you have can do it makes a lot of sense and saves money in the long run. A fully functional laundry room as well was a must on this family’s wish list. Michelle wanted to add space to the existing cramped and awkward laundry room, and Mike wanted to make sure they could still park a car in the garage. Reconfiguring interior walls required borrowing unused space cleverly from the garage in order to enlarge the laundry room space. Drawers under the stairs added beautiful hidden storage created almost magically out of dead space. White painted Dura Supreme cabinets bring additional light into the small space; while the 16”x16” cleft slate tile flooring provides excellent contrast and the naturally earthy feel Michelle wanted. Quartz countertops with a 3”x12” “Debut Dew” subway tile backsplash add elegance to the now upliftingly bright laundry room. The extra space makes doing laundry much more pleasurable and the added storage is a great for all those little things like winter hats and gloves, umbrellas and the like. “The Advance Design project team was phenomenal to work with,” Michelle says. “They came in, shared the plans with us and walked us through the expectations. We always knew what was coming next.” Converting an existing closet space, the wet bar upstairs was challenging because they wanted a functional area that didn’t look or feel like cabinets just sticking out of a closet. So the Advance team transformed this ordinary closet space into a stunning wet bar that architecturally appears as if it’s always been there. Traditional, elegant hand carved custom molding matching the adjacent fireplace ties the new entertainment bar area in nicely with the existing family room and kitchen area. Featuring a built in wine refrigerator, Dura Supreme cabinetry in deep cherry wood elegantly displays wine bottles and etched glass mullion doors that fill with soft light in the evening hours. Cambria “Windermere” quartz countertops with a sophisticated hammered copper sink and a glimmering backsplash round out the stunning wet bar. Hosting parties and family functions has become much more enjoyable now that they have a dedicated beverage serving area large enough to include hors devours. All three projects were designed and constructed together at the same time, making for a cohesive project that was administered smoothly and easily both for the design team and for the family. Disruption to the home was minimal as each phase was completed in each project conclusively, and design and meeting time for the homeowner was efficient and organized making for an enjoyable process. “Advance Design was great to work with,” Michelle says. “I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a home improvement project. They took the time at the beginning to understand our needs, our budget, and our vision for our home. The field team was great, attentive, on time, cleaned up each day and made the overall experience very positive. We couldn't be happier with the finished product.” With the help of our talented, award winning design team you can create the basement, laundry room, or any other home renovation that you have been dreaming of. With our “Common Sense Remodeling” approach, the process of renovating you home has never been easier. Contact us today at 847-836-2600 or schedule an appointment to talk with us about that kitchen remodeling project. Joe Nowak
Long Meadows Lane
Long Meadows Lane
Bruning Homes, Inc.
Oversized laundry/multi-purpose room; center island, drawers to accommodate wrapping paper, deep sink, computer desk
The service yard – also know as a service balcony, laundry or utility room – is often an afterthought in home designs, despite how many needs it can serve. Complete with a washing machine, dryer, ironing board and appropriate racks and shelving, your service yard can simplify your household chores, store dirty washing, drying clothes and cleaning products, and be a spot to do your ironing and folding. In HDB flats, this is where the rubbish chute is as well. If your service yard or laundry is not working to its full potential, a renovation could be a wise investment. Before you undergo any changes, browse the photos on Houzz for efficient service yard ideas, from layouts and storage to appliances.

Issues to consider for your service yard

Since the service yard handles so many functions, you'll want to think about common issues that can arise. Firstly, consider your space limitations - the actual working space that you have after factoring in location of pipes, where your washing machine's tap is located, as well as convenient access to your clothes rack space. Next, consider privacy and safety concerns. If you live in an apartment where your service yard opens up to your neighbours, consider installing window grilles to prevent possibilities of unauthorised access to your home via this space. If you have young children, window grilles will also rein in their curiosity and keep them safe! To keep out wind and rain, consider waterproof blinds as well. Layout considerations will probably be the most important: think about where your washing machine, storage (cleaning products, laundry accessories) washing sink, and drying rack should go. A professional will also be able to highlight issues unique to your service yard that you may not have thought of.

Our increasingly small spaced living lifestyle means kitchen spaces come connected with the service yard. You might want to look at kitchen photos on Houzz to see how these two spaces relate to each other, and also a different angled view of service yards from the kitchen.

How do I add storage to my service yard?

A combination of storage solutions is key to running an efficient laundry. Include shelving and racks above or beside the washing machine to store washing detergent, softener and other cleaning products; and a laundry basket for dirty clothes. Consider a custom-built cupboard for an ironing board, so it can easily fold out when you need it, or mount the ironing board directly to the wall or on the back of a door. A retractable clothesline is a handy addition to dry delicate clothes, while a clothes hanger mounted to the wall is ideal for hanging freshly pressed shirts.

What else can I use my laundry for?

Multipurpose laundry rooms or utility rooms can help save valuable space in your home. Some would locate the water heater tank here. The laundry sink can be used to bathe your dog or cat; your laundry cabinet can store sports equipment, pails and umbrellas; and a spare nook can be filled with a desk and chair to create an office space while you wait for your load to finish. If your service yard is at the front of the house, consider using it as a drop station for mail, mobile phones and keys. Include a bench seat or stool, wall-mounted hooks for bags and a coat stand and it can even be used as a place to get the kids organised before you walk out the front door.

How can I decorate my utility room?

Service yards are usually filled to the brim with appliances and storage, so take advantage of your walls when decorating and use cheery paint colours or wallpaper to make doing the chores more pleasant! Fun signs, posters, murals and wall decals will also add character to the space. Think of your storage as decor, too – look for bins and baskets with decorative touches, and use brightly-coloured or patterned hangers. It would also be helpful to speak to a professional that can help you with decorating and doing the layout for the service yard.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a service yard renovation or are building a designer service yard from scratch, Houzz has 94,745 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Studio35 York and Signature Interiors by Shannon Conley. Look through service yard photos in different colours and styles and when you find a service yard design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful service yard ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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