Nothing makes us happier than clients that are excited and engaged in their home remodel. And what could be a greater sign of enthusiasm than blogging about the whole process? Our clients in San Carlos are doing just that. For the past three months, their Tumblr feed has shared weekly updates including change orders, the team (led by project manager Joseph Maligno) and even the weather. And true to nature of a real-life remodel, kids and pups seem to find their way into the picture on occasion.
About the Project
This whole house remodel, designed by Steve Swearengen with Jeff King & Company, involves such dramatic changes that it might as well be a new structure altogether. This can be accredited to 1,100 square feet added between the brand new second story and an entirely reconfigured first story for the family’s changing needs. Son and daughter will now have the entire upstairs to themselves with dual bedrooms, a playroom and a bathroom with his and her vanities. They will also enjoy a new mudroom on the ground level for housing shoes, jackets and toys.
When the parents want privacy, they can retreat to their new master suite added to the back of the house. This master bedroom overlooks the deck and is tucked next to a home office (complete with a built-in desk) that also doubles as a spare bedroom for guests.
Kitchen design by Steve Swearengen with Jeff King & Company
One of the most striking qualities of the new layout is the openness that one feels when walking in the front door. The living room, dining room and spacious chef’s kitchen have a direct connection to the backyard so that it feels like the outdoors is coming in. An eat-in nook will bring the family together at the center of the home while leading straight to the new exterior deck. And best of all, the husband’s love of cooking will be indulged with an outdoor kitchen (including sink and grill) for family dinners and entertaining.
Before & After Drawings
Read a first-hand account of what it’s like to remodel your home with Jeff King & Company here!
Joshua Matlock with Site Supervisor Brian Knox