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Finding a way to update the home from an early 90's "Spanish Tuscan" (with whitewashed cabinetry and Saltillo tile floors throughout) to a 21st century contemporary interior, which was both streamlined and functional. The kitchen cabinetry was updated with new flat door fronts and magnet switch hardware in order to hide any exposed cabinet hardware and create a clean, modern look. The stairway wall was redesigned with a simple railing as a way to open up the room, create space, and add additional storage with the installation of a custom-built china cabinet below the staircase. A new gas-burning fireplace from Fireplaces Etc. replaced the wood burning fireplace as a way to create an alternate heat source and new cabinetry was designed and built to enclose the television, which allows it to be closed off when not in use. Existing materials were recycled when possible and the old log storage was reused as built-in toy storage for the kids.
All the walls and ceilings were re-texturized from rough drywall to a smooth finish to continue the more contemporary feeling throughout. Instead of hardwood flooring, Janet Ziegler of JL2 Originals Interior Design choose natural cork flooring to give the space a softer feel and help with noise absorption. Sapele mahogany cabinets added richness to the clean, contemporary design and opaque white glass in the uppers lightened the overall effect. Improved energy efficiency was also a factor and the furnace was upgraded to a high efficiency carrier model with improved filtration and was relocated from the crawlspace to a closet on the main level. And all ductwork was cleaned and fully insulated.
A kid-friendly home with a modern, clean feel. The additional storage has created more usable living space without actually adding any square footage. And the addition of built-ins for the entertainment center and storage allows the Zieglers to use the living room for more than a TV room.
Time was spent sourcing unique materials that are healthier for the home, such as cork flooring, low VOC paint and an eco-friendly carpet and pad from Sun Valley Rug and Tile. Improved filtration on the HVAC system helped to improve air quality and provide a cleaner, healthier and more user-friendly home for the whole family.
Contractor: Sawtooth Construction
Designer: Janet Ziegler of JL2 Originals Interior Design
IN THE HOME
To accent the sepele mahogany cabinets created by Dutchmans Fine Cabinetry and the Copper Canyon granite countertops installed by Sun Valley Rug and Tile in the kitchen, interior designer Janet Ziegler of JL2 Originals Interior Design, chose a cork floor manufactured by Seville in a marble butternut color. Lighting fixtures were provided by Advanced Data and the gas burning fireplace was installed by Fireplaces Etc. Stainless steel appliances were purchased from Fisher Appliance. In the master bath, Janet updated the entire look using basalt stone tiles accented by Carrera marble from Roemer Tile, fixtures by Danze and a contemporary tub by Posch Designs.