What do you do when you need a space that fits your specific lifestyle, your unique personality, and your very self? Call Houseplay, of course! We custom-designed this home with our clients in mind, which meant providing new layouts, integrating design elements, and accounting for height too (he’s 6’4”, she’s 5’7”).
We handled every aspect of this design and build project, right down to sourcing and providing all materials. And since we worked in partnership with our clients to set a total budget for the renovation, we could upgrade in priority areas while making more economical choices elsewhere. As such, we were able to add some beautiful, custom touches and still complete the entire project within the target budgetary range.
In the basement, we created a cozy rec room while leaving a utility/laundry area unfinished; a set of sliding double doors hides the utilities and maximizes the usable floor area. New tile, trim, doors, and paint all brighten up the subterranean space.
Upstairs in the kitchen/dining area, we installed new quartz countertops, a glass subway tile backsplash, and a new stainless steel sink and faucet set. The dining area’s new custom wainscoting was designed to mimic the existing cabinetry, which helps to tie the open plan space together.
The master bathroom was completely overhauled and enlarged to optimize the layout, receiving a major face-lift in the process. Plus, the height of sink, mirror, and showerhead were determined to be comfortable for both him and her.
Custom cabinetry and shelving were installed behind the cast-iron, wall-hung sink. The custom shelving provides a place for toothbrushes, soap, and other sundries, and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry offers space for linens. And the his-and-hers tiled niches preclude any arguments about whose shampoo goes where.
The custom-designed, low-profile Corian shower base, custom glass enclosure, and black-and-white cement tile floor lend polish to the space, proving that you don’t have to leave home to enjoy the height of luxury.
Photo Credit: Anne Ruthmann Photography