Making It New Again
When working with an older home, often we work within the current walls and layout to create better functionality. This Ann Arbor home had a small kitchen and main bath that needed updates, but there was a lot of potential even without creating more space.
This home was built in the mid-1940s and much has changed since then. Based on the theory that form follows function, we redesigned the bathroom to be more user-friendly. Moving the toilet from the wall for more elbow room was one objective. Raising the shower head to accommodate taller homeowners was another. Adding storage was yet another. An Onyx material was chosen for the shower walls and the vanity countertop. This product eliminates any grout lines in the shower, making it easier to keep clean. Kitchens were also much smaller seven decades ago. Since then, it has become the heart of the home. Previously, a storage closet across the hall was used for dry goods. By taking some space from a closet, we were able to install a pantry cabinet in the kitchen. Better lighting on both the ceiling and under the wall cabinets provide a safer space when utilizing sharp objects. A clean and uncluttered look gives the impression of a larger space.
We want to let you know how much we love our new bathroom and kitchen. The work that Ryan and Gerry have done is amazing! The entire project has been great, beginning with working with Marde. All staff who have come into our home have been very professional. Ryan and Jerry were terrific in giving us daily updates and answering our questions. We were also very impressed with how they cleaned up at the end of each day to make it a bit easier for us - so appreciated.See more testimonials