When we first met the Wride's they couldn't decide if they wanted to build new or remodel. The home was dated and it seemed like it would be too overwhelming to have to remodel every last square inch of the home. However, when they talked to CF Olsen's (CF Olsen Designs Located In Ogden) and weighed their options they just couldn't imagine leaving their family home. They loved their neighborhood and their mature yard. Although they could build new and get everything they wanted - you couldn't put a price on the memories they had made over the years in their current home. So they decided to call us to team up with CF Olsen and do a complete home overhaul.
We planned to start with the main level. Removing old oak cabinets and soffit in the kitchen. Refinishing all the oak flooring throughout the kitchen and entry. Weaving in new oak into the den and living room areas. This level would need all new paint, a 1/2 bath remodel, and a laundry room remodel. We also decided to do 5' wainscoting in the den to make the room stand out from the rest of the main level.
The kitchen is one of the best parts of this remodel. CF Olsen did an amazing job capturing the traditional style the home owners had sought after during the design process. They went back and forth whether they wanted the perimeter cream with a stained alder island - or if they wanted the perimeter to be stained alder with a cream island. Ultimately they decided to go with the cream perimeter since the stained alder really made their feature granite, Typhoon Berdeaux, pop and stand out.
We chose to go a little more subtle with the perimeter granite and do a 3 tone custom travertine tiled backsplash. We carried the same traditional flair into the laundry room and 1/2 bath. CF Olsen carried the cream cabinetry into the two adjacent rooms keeping consistenct with the design.
We weaved the new hardwood flooring into the living room and did a brand new design for the fireplace. We mounted the TV above the new alder mantle to eliminate the entertainment center and open up the room. We continued the travertine into this area to keep flow throughout this open concept space.
To wrap up this level of the home we did a complete face lift on the railing going up to the 2nd level of the home. The original home was flooding with clear oak. This is pretty typical in most Utah homes. By refinishing the floors and giving them some color it added depth to the entire main level. We went in with dark alder accents from the cabinets to the mantle to the railing to give dimension and contrast. This made a comfortable feel flow throughout the entire main level. New railing is one of the most expensive parts of any remodel. However, in most cases it is one of the most eye catching and beneficial parts of any remodel. Most railing is the first thing you see when you walk into a home and by updating this - you're creating an immediate focal point for guests entering your home.
The remodel moved up to the second level. We replaced all of the old carpet, did all new paint, all new lighting, and all new door knobs and hardware. We wanted to get rid of all the old gold that was carried throughout the home and switch over to a bronze in order to keep a traditional feel.
The second level also housed two full bath remodels. The master bath was dated with old ceramic tile and a jetted tub. The main bath had very short vanities and a small tub which needed to be updated.
We went basic in the main bath. CF Olsen installed 2 new stained alder vanities and we updated the tile floor and plumbing fixtures. We chose to eliminate a shower curtain and do a glass panel. Originally we planned to do obscure glass but decided to do a clear glass so you could see the Piedrafina marble surround.
We had a lot of fun in the master. We did a gorgeous tile shower and tub surround with a glass and limestone blend accent. We did a limestone pebble on the shower floor and a Piedrafina tub deck. CF Olsen did a gorgeous double vanity with tons of additional storage. We used the same tile floor in this bathroom as the main bath.
We finished off the project by doing some updates in the basement. We did all new countertops, plumbing fixtures, carpet, paint, and door knobs. The was a super fun project, but extremely stressful! The Wride's were amazing to work with even though their entire home was in shambles for several months! The final result was truly an incredible transformation!