This family in Scarsdale bought this house knowing the following will need to be addressed right away.
They knew that it was recently remodeled but some things still needed to be addressed in order to make it their own.
They knew that for starters that they needed to find space to fit in a 4th
They knew that the layout needed some tweaking to make the home more efficient.
They knew that they have to also try and find some space to add in 2 offices, since they both work from home sometimes.
The size of the home was adequate but the functional aspect was not there.
There were a lot of positive with the house but they needed to find a way to tweak it abit, but didn’t know where or how to start.
Their initial thought was to take advantage of the back of the house by bumping it over the existing family room so that they can have that illusive 4th bedroom in-law suite.
Then the numbers started rolling in. It quickly became clear that they needed another option and they needed it fast due to the high cost associated with just doing the bump over.
After meeting with a few Architects and Contractors, they found us online and reached out to us to come in for a consult and see if we can come up with a better idea for the space.
As soon as we walked in and saw the space, we knew the potential was there. It just needed some out of the box thinking and some creativity to do all that they wanted on the list and then some.
The list was long but some of the big-ticket items on the list included, adding a 4th bedroom, another bathroom, enlarge and renovate the kitchen, add an additional office space because they both work at home sometimes, finish out the attic for storage, enlarge the master bathroom, remodel the master bedroom, refinish the flooring throughout then finally paint the interior.
We rolled up our sleeves and get to work on this house with a level of precision that was needed in order to make this work. First thing we did was removing the old kitchen from where it was and we relocated it kitchen to another room. This made it more open and it gave us more options to add the additional storage that was needed for this young growing family.
We then turned around and use the area where the original kitchen was and converted that into a 4th bedroom or the second master bedroom. From there, we turned our attention to the family room where we constructed an accent wall which serves as a backdrop for the formal family room. Behind that wall, we added an area for the second office.