This St Paul family with 2 young boys was in need of more space. They looked into moving, but just couldn’t find a home they were excited about. They loved their neighborhood and their home of 13 years, so decided a large scale remodel was the best option. Unfortunately, low ceiling heights in the attic and basement prohibited utilizing existing interior space. After weighing pros and cons of different floor plans, tearing off the roof and building a full 2nd story would give the family the space (876 sqft) they needed to grow.
We began with reconfiguration of a portion of the main floor. Because the staircase to the attic did not meet code, we decided to relocate it. The staircase took the place of the main floor bathroom. The bathroom shifted to the back bedroom. There was also now space for laundry and a mudroom on the main floor. This was a high priority since the family usually comes in the back door from the garage. With winter boots and coats, the small coat closet by the back basement staircase was not cutting it! Upstairs we were able to gain 2 kids bedrooms, a bathroom, a master bedroom, and a master closet!! The family is very excited for their new home, especially the 3-yr-old who would exclaim, “Did you know I’m getting a bedroom upstairs?!?” at each design meeting.
This project is our In Progress Home on the tour.
At this home you can see exactly what an In Progress project will look like. The educational features for the home are Architect vs. Design Build and Working with an Existing Floor Plan.
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