When Slater and Catherine got engaged, they knew that their lovely brick colonial home in Bellona-Gittings would need some updates for their future life together. The home, originally built in 1962, had been updated over the years, but it needed additional renovations to better suit the couple’s lifestyle and design preferences. Parker Design Build Remodel began the design/build process and the transformation process began.
On the first floor of the home, the couple desired more transitional design elements. Crown molding was added throughout, a fresh paint color was chosen for all of the walls, and the hardwood flooring was refinished. A new Samsung “The Frame” television was installed over the fireplace. Now, when not in use, it looks like a beautiful piece of artwork and blends in with the overall design scheme perfectly. In the dining room, Parker created shadowbox molding and chair rails for an updated traditional, yet still transitional, design.
The transition to the second floor was notably earmarked by an outdated stair rail system. The couple had photos of a Chippendale style railing they liked and Parker’s millwork team turned that photo into a reality.
Upstairs, the larger scope of the renovation began. While the home originally had 4 existing bedrooms on the second floor, the master bedroom, bathroom, and closets were meager in size. So, Parker and his design team created a plan to demolish the existing space on one side of the home’s second floor. The team also suggested repurposing existing attic space to really open up the new master suite.
Slater noted, “The loft ceiling really made the room feel so much more open and like a totally different space.” Catherine’s dream was to have a Juliet balcony, so Parker was able to remove and enlarge an existing window and install French doors and railings to make her vision a reality.
The second floor is now much more suited to the couple’s lifestyle and design preferences. It provides, a new master ensuite with vaulted ceiling, a spacious bathroom, an elegant dressing table, and a large walk-in closet along with the romantic Juliet balcony.
Parker noted, “The design-build approach was really instrumental in helping this couple realize their vision, maintain a realistic budget, and have a great remodeling experience.”
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