Front Entry Redo

The old front entry and facade were from 1954, totally non descript and void of street appeal.

The old front entry and facade were from 1954, totally non descript and void of street appeal.

My solution to give it more street appeal, was to add a focus to the second floor and make the windows symmetrical. Lights were added in the entry soffit, a new frosted glass entry door , a standing seam metal roof was added to replace the tar & gravel and a new "Parkflex" skin was added for visual interest and punch.

My solution to give it more street appeal, was to add a focus to the second floor and make the windows symmetrical. Lights were added in the entry soffit, a new frosted glass entry door , a standing seam metal roof was added to replace the tar & gravel and a new "Parkflex" skin was added for visual interest and punch.

DRONE SHOTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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There is nothing quite like getting your own or hiring a drone expert to take some photos of your projects. It captures the  surrounding environment and context in a visual clarity, that is hard to not appreciate.

3D MODEL OF HOUSE ON SAN JUAN ISLAND

This is a model of a house that overhangs a slope with a deck  on 2 levels

This is a model of a house that overhangs a slope with a deck  on 2 levels

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This is a working model, so many things are still being worked on.

There is a roadway to the right of the house, so  I am trying to screen the decks with full height wall extensions with circular cut outs.

There is a roadway to the right of the house, so  I am trying to screen the decks with full height wall extensions with circular cut outs.

This is a bird's eye view looking at the South side of the building.

This is a bird's eye view looking at the South side of the building.

This is a working model of a house that is going to be made of SIP panels (Structural Insulated Panels). There is a covered outdoor fireplace off the living room and it shares a flue. The upper deck is for the Master Bedroom on the second floor. The Lower deck is off of the Living Room..

Kitchen Make Over

BEFORE KITCHEN

BEFORE KITCHEN

AFTER KITCHEN

AFTER KITCHEN

This is a great example of how lighting affects a kitchen remodel . We also widened the opening arch into the kitchen. Halogen Stripe Lighting was added inside the glass upper cabinets and underneath the upper cabinets to create indirect lighting that sets a warm glow to the space.

Materials: Backsplash & Counters Carrerra Marble, Cabinets inset with single shaker panel.

Kitchen Breaks Out!

This kitchen was once behind a closed door.

This kitchen was once behind a closed door.

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The Kitchen now opens up to the Dining Room and the rest of the Living Room

Here is the view that it was cut off from before. It really made a huge difference. The kitchen is now united with the rest of the space.

Here is the view that it was cut off from before. It really made a huge difference. The kitchen is now united with the rest of the space.

1980's Kitchen RE DO

Removing non-bearing walls can really help to open up a space.

Removing non-bearing walls can really help to open up a space.

When you walked up to the top of the stairs before, you were greeted by a closet, an open space for the washer dryer and a wet bar......not very welcoming for a new family.

This was the closet view from the top of the stairs- it blocked the view intot he small kitchen following......

This was the closet view from the top of the stairs- it blocked the view intot he small kitchen following......

I went to the SF Building department and looked up the "Microfiche" of the floor framing, and found that the floor joists were running the right direction in order to remove the wall between the entry hall and kitchen- they were bearing on the one wall between the kitchen and living room- so we could not remove that wall without adding a huge steel beam to support the load above.

I went to the SF Building department and looked up the "Microfiche" of the floor framing, and found that the floor joists were running the right direction in order to remove the wall between the entry hall and kitchen- they were bearing on the one wall between the kitchen and living room- so we could not remove that wall without adding a huge steel beam to support the load above.

Unfortunately, we discovered the sprinkler supply line was in the wall we wanted to remove, so that had to be re-routed into the wall we were keeping.  

Unfortunately, we discovered the sprinkler supply line was in the wall we wanted to remove, so that had to be re-routed into the wall we were keeping.

 

There were also electrical runs that had to be removed.  

There were also electrical runs that had to be removed.

 

This was the kitchen before- it was cramped and tight with a counter- note the location of all the fixtures. We kept them all in the same location, as the basic configuration worked.  

This was the kitchen before- it was cramped and tight with a counter- note the location of all the fixtures. We kept them all in the same location, as the basic configuration worked.

 

Here is the new kitchen that opens up to the entry with new wood flooring throughout.  

Here is the new kitchen that opens up to the entry with new wood flooring throughout.

 

The view from the stairs coming down.  

The view from the stairs coming down.

 

The view from the same location as the shot of the "before" kitchen- now an island takes the place of the return peninsula.          

The view from the same location as the shot of the "before" kitchen- now an island takes the place of the return peninsula.