Project Spotlight: All New Kitchen and Baths, Weymouth
This Weymouth homeowner came to us after living for many years in her house.The kids had moved out and it was time to get the kitchen and bathrooms she always wanted. Almar helped guide her through the design, selections, and remodeling of 2 full bathrooms and a kitchen.
We started with the bathroom remodels. To ensure that the homeowner always had access to a functional bathroom during the renovation process, the 1st floor bathroom was renovated first, followed by the 2nd floor bathroom.
The objective was to remodel the bathroom on the first floor in such a way that it would enable the homeowner to live comfortably on one floor if they so choose. We removed the old tub and tile walls and installed a new walk-in tiled shower. One of the challenges for this bath was the window in the shower. The window in the bathroom had become damaged over the years and had clear glass. This glass required the homeowner to hang a shower curtain in front of it.
Prior to commencing any house renovations, it was vital to tackle this particular matter. Almar used a Rite-Window (to match the other units in the house) vinyl window with opaque glass so give privacy but allow for light to come into the room. That window along with Azek PVC trim on the inside of window installation helped keep the window from leaking or having any issues with water exposure in the shower.
The next bathroom we remodeled was the 2nd floor main bathroom. With this bathroom we decided to put in a new tub unit with tiled walls. When renovating a house, most real estate agents suggest maintaining at least one bathtub in a bathroom. This adds value to the property, especially for younger couples with children.
Finally, after remodeling both bathroom in their home, Almar, along with Homescapes by Cape Cod Lumber worked together to design a new layout for the kitchen cabinets. We were able to revamp the kitchen area by utilizing the space that was available to us. We kept the fixtures in their original places. To increase the counter space in the kitchen, we added a peninsula. The penisula had seating and a microwave drawer, which almost doubled the previous amount. Selecting Schrock line of cabinets gave the homeowner the freedom to add features like pullouts. With a new Silestone countertop (In Ocean Jasper Color) and a custom tiled backsplash, the new white cabinets really brightened up the kitchen. It also made the space look much larger.
By working with a kitchen designer, we were able to utilize the existing space and double the amount of usable kitchen area. Allowing this homeowner to enjoy her existing home for many years to come even as their lifestyle changes.