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A tract home that breaks with tradition – Spaces Designed home remodel

Before and after by Spaces Designed Before and after by Spaces Designed

When we received these pictures from Spaces Designed we all stopped work and passed them around Modenus Towers. We’ve got more really great before and after pics of this project so keep reading!

Spaces Designed transformed a fifteen year-old traditional tract home into a sleek and modern retreat.  The project exemplifies the age-old design adage “less is more”.

The 3,500 square foot renovation included a complete overhaul of the out-dated kitchen and bathrooms with the continuation of the fresh modern design aesthetic desired by the client into the other areas of the home.  This was achieved by incorporating a sleek grey monochromatic color scheme with simple clean-lined furniture and accessories throughout.  A mix of maple wood flooring and plush neutral carpet throughout the house also helps to unify the separate spaces.

European style white lacquer cabinets in the kitchen epitomize classic modern design.  Glass front upper cabinet doors add an element of interest while allowing the client to show off decorative glassware and china.  A white quartz counter continues the stark white scheme but flecks of iridescent glass within the surface combined with a unique silver tile backsplash add an unexpected element of drama.

With the living area essentially being part of the kitchen, Spaces Designed were presented with the challenge of creating an interesting fireplace design that would relate back to the kitchen but that would also be captivating enough on its own.  Rectangular carrara marble tile placed in an interesting pattern was chosen for the face of the fireplace with a charcoal gray tile for the hearth to pick up on the dark veins of the marble.  A dark charcoal gray paint was chosen for the fireplace wall as well for maximum visual impact.

The home’s three bathrooms were designed in the same vain as the kitchen, with the goal of keeping the aesthetic sleek and modern.  Commendable attention to detail ensured that the layout and features of each bathroom met the family’s  needs.  Large back lit mirrors add an element of interest while highlighting the tile walls.

Spaces Designed have managed to take a “typical” tract home and turn into something that is anything but. Please read on for more before and after picture on this project.

Before and after by Spaces Designed

Before and after by Spaces Designed

In the bathroom, suspended vanity cabinets and a brave effort to open the space in the corner that used to be the, typical, home for the , typical corner tub both provide a sense of added space and light

Before and after by Spaces DesignedBefore and after by Spaces Designed

We just won’t even comment on the train wreck that was the ‘before’ kitchen and instead move right on the stunning ‘after’ in cool shades of white, silver and sage. What a breath of fresh design air and how bold to once again challenge the ‘expected’ layout by seamlessly carrying the kitchen cabinetry and counter tops into the dining area.

  • JRSchmitt

    Wow – really like the redo. I live in a 1950s ranch and we’ve been doing one-room-at-a-time changes while still honoring the vibe of the house. How do you get that much light into the house? Skylights, bigger windows?

    So well done!

  • http://www.modenus.com Veronika Miller

    I hope we can get a comment on this question from Komal at Spaces Designed. I can’t see skylights but do wonder if the area next to the kitchen was an addition or has received more window openings. The difference in daylight is striking.

  • Komal Sheth

    Thanks Everyone! The area next to the kitchen was an existing breakfast area, since we designed the peninsula to be much larger, we did not need another breakfast table in that apace, so we made it into a reading corner. For the secret of more light in the area, you will notice we have chosen white reflective ceaser stone countertops, White laquered cabinets, silver backsplash, lighter maple floors and walls are painted light soft sage, All these colors and surfaces are reflective, in terms of artificial lights, we have only added few pendents lights and a couple more can lights in the breakfast area. ..And that is how there is much more brightness in the kitchen and breakfast.

  • Komal Sheth

    Yes, definitely, adding more windows and Skylights will bring in more light, if it in the right direction. Also, if that cannot be done, choosing surfaces and finishes that are reflective and light in color will make a great difference.
    Picking furnishings that have clean simple lines with some pieces that are transitional or classic would look beautiful.

  • http://www.marblepolishingmiami.net/ Marble Repair Miami

    Lots of good work done! They are really beautiful!keep up the good work!

  • http://www.varicoseveinguide.com/ varicose veins

    These kitchen designs are breathtaking! I am in love with these ideas. All these colors and surfaces are reflective, in terms of artificial lights, they have only added few pendents lights as well as a couple more can lights in the breakfast area. Thanks for sharing this. I got lots of awesome ideas.


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