A reimagined room from redesign through renovation. This was Organized by Design’s full-service home improvement project. We started this family room home makeover with a homeowner’s wish list of changes for the room. We also kept the existing finishes and furnishings that the homeowners liked.
A REimagined Room
First, the homeowners wanted to remove the small dormer window in the roof. This design element once linked the family room addition with the original home. Previously, a major second-story renovation removed the original dormers from the main home. Therefore the small dormer was now obsolete. Needless to say, the homeowners wanted it removed.
Next, the homeowners wanted to remove the single windows in the front. The homeowners wanted a larger bump-out window to expand their view.
Also, the homeowners wanted to address a recurring issue with their ceiling. Unfortunately, there was a continual need to keep retaping the ceiling drywall. I suggested having cedar ceiling planks installed in their high ceiling. This would eliminate the need for retaping the drywall constantly. The homeowners loved this idea!
Redesign Through Renovation
We began work with the roof first. The contractors removed the dormer window. Next, we had the roof re-shingled on the exterior. Then, they enclosed the interior. Then, we had the faux stone was removed from the facade along with the single windows. They constructed a new foundation for the new bump out window. Next, they installed a copper roof over the bump-out with copper gutter and downspout. Real stonework was installed by a stone mason on the new facade. This real stonework matches the original home perfectly.
The ceiling was insulated prior to installing the ceiling. We chose clear (without knots) stained cedar planks.
The room had existing hardwoods. And now we were installing a new cedar ceiling. Therefore, we chose to paint the original stained trim white for contrast. The homeowners loved the warm color palette in the adjacent rooms. Therefore we painted the walls Sherwin Williams Tatami Tan.
We had a window seat with a hinged top for storage built for the bump-out window. Next, I chose to accent the bump out window, with one of the homeowner’s favorite colors. A rich burgundy color of Sherwin Williams Sundried Tomato was painted in the interior of the bump-out. Then, I wanted to re-use the left-over single window treatment swags as they matched the existing window treatment. Thankfully, I was able to have one new swag made for the new bump-out window. Consequently, I then had the remaining fabric made into accent pillows on the sofas. I also had custom cushions and pillows made to add to the window seat completing the project.
There is nothing more rewarding than being able to complete a job of this magnitude to everyone’s satisfaction. Our success is shared with the right team of experienced professionals we brought together for this project. We enjoyed implementing the entire design plan from start to the fabulous finish. This was a real dream-come-true for our homeowners. They couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of their finished family room. Another successful reimagined room from redesign through renovation!