This newlywed couple sought to update their first fixer-upper home, which was built in 1959. The 4-bedroom 2-bath ranch style home contained many of the original features of the house, including an outdated DIY kitchen (complete with an aqua vinyl built-in banquette) and out-of-date (and very pink) bathrooms. Desiring a warm, contemporary home suitable for large family gatherings and possibly raising children someday, this house required a thorough overhaul.
An open concept layout was created by removing some walls in the public areas. The laundry and hot water heater were relocated to the hallway closets allowing the existing utility closet and unnecessary side door be removed. The newly enlarged breakfast nook provided a smooth transition into the living and formal dining room. The kitchen and both bathrooms were gutted and new cabinetry, appliances, and plumbing fixtures were put into place. The entire house received new wood and tile flooring, a fresh new paint scheme, and much needed recessed and decorative lighting.