2015 Kansas City NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Recap!
As a participant in the 2015 Kansas City NARI Remodeled Homes Tour we were able to engage with a variety of homeowners in just one weekend. It’s always an honor when our clients want to participate as well. More than 500 people visited the home!
This year’s featured home was located in Old Leawood, KS. The clients visited our featured home during the 2014 Kansas City NARI Remodeled Homes Tour and a project was born! Their home was a typical three-bedroom ranch with closed-off living spaces and paint colors that were bright and overwhelming. But we fixed all that!
Two walls were removed to open the space, which created flow from the entryway into the dining room, kitchen and hearth room. The dining room was crafted from a small bedroom, and a sliding glass door replaced the window to mirror the indoor and outdoor dining areas. The kitchen was updated with the removal of the soffit, which allowed for custom European cabinetry to align with the ceiling. This created height, while the backsplash in larger 4 X 13 pieces added depth to the space.
Custom shelving was built in the hearth room, effectively hiding all of the wiring for the entertainment system with a drop box for all of the outlets and electrical work. A sound system was incorporated into the ceiling of the hearth room and kitchen to enhance the space with soothing music or add surround sound to movie night. A laundry room was designed with custom cabinetry and shelving for a pantry as well.
The selection of fresh taupe colors for the walls and the addition of the homeowners’ personal taste for artwork from local artists transformed this space into one that now projects the feeling of a brand new home!
Special thanks to Picture Perfect Interiors, Constructive Ideas and Canaan Stone Works for their contributions to the project, which was completed in November 2014. The clients were especially grateful for a festive Thanksgiving holiday when they celebrated with family in their new cohesive living space!