This project presented its challenges in many forms. One such challenge was the existing kitchen. Another challenge was the existing library. A third challenge was the stairway where to travel from front of the home to the rear, one would have to go up 2 steps, across the landing, and down 2 steps. It was awkward. The final challenge was that the 2nd floor bedrooms were tight, and didn’t really have a good master suite.
As you can see from the Before & After pictures, the transformation was spectacular.
The kitchen was dark, and the traffic patterns cut down the useful space significantly. It was poor planning. The Butler’s Pantry was small and dark as well.
The library had an awkward travel path just to enter it, and it was cut off from the rest of the home. And, it looked like a bowling alley: narrow and long. Then the 1/2 bath attached to the library was at the other end from the library entrance.
Overall, the addition was 9 feet by 20 feet. The owners gained a beautiful, useable space.