Unique Design Challenges
Since the home is of brick construction, we had the challenge of closing off a second entrance to the house. In order to maintain the aesthetics of the home’s exterior, we had to match the brick and seamlessly fill in the space, artfully blending it into the existing structure.
We discovered that the kitchen wall was load-bearing, so to remove it we had to install a steel beam in the attic space to support the existing ceiling joist. That beam needed to sit on the carport door opening—another challenge.
Without the interior walls, the clients’ furnace exhaust Type B vent, located in the basement, had to be relocated. It was hidden in a cabinet near the front door.
Normally clients work with our own in-house designers. These clients had their own trusted interior designer. We needed to incorporate that designer’s vision as well as our own into our planning the remodel.