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This project, located in Pleasant Ridge, MI, was a complete remodel and addition. As the clients’ family grew and more space was needed, the existing kitchen was expanded and remodeled. Along with the new kitchen was an addition of a family room, mud room, laundry room, and screened-in porch. The ceiling in the new family room has a coffered look created by intersecting beams and trim work. Lots of windows and French doors were used to bring in more natural light deep into the space. Brand new, custom cabinets were designed and constructed to give the kitchen a truly one-of-a-kind feel.
The exterior of the house was stripped of existing siding and replaced with wood siding. The rear of the house (seen below) was where the addition spaces were constructed. Because a bedroom is located above the new design (behind the chimney), a window was placed in the center of the chimney to provide a connection to the outside. The flue of the fireplace below bends around the window and centers back on the chimney when it clears the window opening.
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