This is a re-launch of a previous competition. We're still in need of help as, despite how beautiful submissions were, we couldn’t implement the designs. You may look at the prior competition submissions in the wall under “Prior completion.compressed.pdf”.
We have a contemporary home built in 1978 that feels a bit dated.
The home is in a very quiet neighborhood with many live beautiful Spanish oaks throughout and plenty of space- there are at least 1-2 acres separating each home.
The home is divided into two sections:
- Half-bathroom adjacent to the entrance
- Sunken living room
- Small closet
- Master bedroom with master closet and master bathroom
- Open concept kitchen/dining/living room
- Laundry/Pantry/Mud room
- 2 guest bedrooms
- Guest bathroom
1. We need to remodel:
- Master bedroom: Here we need a contemporary look with a spacious feel and connection with the outside that goes with the rest of the house. The real fireplace needs to be replaced with an electric fireplace.
- Master closet: He we have three walls available for the closet. I devised an idea of what we’re looking for on the wall under “Master closet idea.pdf”, but we’re open to your views. I really liked the one on the prior winning design, but I had no idea on how to make it functional. A hidden door with a mirror may be placed on the opening that communicates the walk in closet with the air conditioner unit and small water heater.
- Master bathroom: Here we need to put a double sink vanity and put a toilet in a not so awkward position. I also devised an idea of a possible layout on the wall under “Master bathroom.pdf and Master bathroom 2.pdf”, also open to suggestions. We don’t absolutely need a tub here.
- Sunken living room: We already bought an electric fireplace that we’d like to place here: BI-88-SLIM Amantii Fire and Ice Series Built in 80" LED Electric Fireplace. We also need a location where to place a flat screen TV that is NOT on top of the fireplace. I thought about creating a floating entertainment center. Please see the wall under “Sunken Living Room and Master Bedroom.pdf”.
- Office: This needs to be a functional space as both me and my husband occasionally work from home with multiple computer screens. It would be nice to be able to maintain the light that goes from one room to the other when we’re not working, but with the ability of privacy from the rest of the house when we have to work. It would also be nice if this can also be able to be used as a 3rd guest bedroom when needed.
- Half-bathroom: This is completely gutted and just has to go with the rest of the house.
Please note that the floors are luxury vinyl planks: Nuvelle Density Collection DEN8 Wild Lava.
2. Ideas for completing the remodeling of the:
- Open concept kitchen/dining/living room so that it all flows together.
The kitchen is more than half done. We bought a granite countertop with smooth lines of multiple grey and brown tones for the island. We need ideas on what pendant lights and backsplash to use.
We also need ideas for paint color ideas for the walls in this new large space. We want to create a dining room next to the kitchen and a small living room/entertainment space in the space behind the kitchen and dining room. Of note, the small living room/entertainment space is also a space that leads to the pool area/outside kitchen.
- Guest bedrooms and guest bathroom are near completely done.
3. Finish the remodeling of the laundry room/mud room/pantry area.
This is not completely done. Here we would like that each area would be well defined. The mud bench and cabinets above it are incomplete and the walls are not painted. The pantry are 3 large cabinets and the laundry area is partially done.
(See “Current condition of our remodel.pdf” on the wall).
The entire rear façade is made of sliding glass doors that looks onto the pooled backyard and the adjacent prairie. This gives the feeling of outside living that we absolutely love.
• The master bedroom, sunken living room, entrance, Florida room, and the guest bedroom look towards the backyard.
• The master bedroom as well as the sunken living room share an angled sloped roof supported by wood beam trusses and end on a row of windows on the highest portion of the largest wall in the house.
• The master bedroom is very spacious and has a fireplace that shares a wall and is next to the fireplace in the sunken living room. This wall is otherwise a 3 ft thick hollow wall that communicates with the attic.
• The master closet is a walk-in that ends with an opening that communicates with the air conditioner unit and a small water heater at the end of the closet.
• The master bathroom was very open and gives the feeling of showering outside. There is a small walled garden outside of the glassed doors that line the master bathroom (see “Nook pics.pdf” on wall). This bathroom was very dated and lined with ugly tiles. This is now completely gutted and we need a new arrangement for the master bathroom. The toilet was in an awkward position inside the bathroom and we need to find a more usable position for it.
We have already placed luxury vinyl planks in the open concept kitchen/dining room/small living room space, the laundry room, and both guest bedrooms. We can use the same flooring in the half bathroom, office, sunken living room and master bedroom as needed.
Expectations, preferences &style
Please update the above in the most cost effective manner. THE DESIGN THAT WILL BRING THE MOST BANG and BEAUTY IN A CONTEMPORARY STYLE WILL WIN!! Creativity, fresh ideas, realistic, something that is NOT GOING TO BREAK THE BANK.
Preferences: Stay truthful to the design of the house and in line with where we're going with our current remodeling. At the same time BRING SOMETHING ORIGINAL AND NEW TO OUR CURRENT IDEAS. PLEASE SHOW US WHAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN.
Style: Where old meets new contemporary design is our style.
We absolutely love the color we picked for our wall: Sherwin Williams Stone Island. We love our floor: Nuvelle Density Collection DEN8 Wild Lava and the colors of our Kitchen (top cabinets white, bottom grey and brown island. The countertop is white quartz. The island countertop is granite (please see attached picture). We want the design to match and complement these choices.
The design should be truthful to the surroundings and style of the home. Nothing that will break the bank. We want a return in our investment.
Impractical designs that would be cost prohibitive!
The most creative design that GIVES US NEW IDEAS FOR OUR CURRENT INCOMPLETE KITCHEN/DINING/ENTERTAINMENT SPACE AND LAUNDRY/PANTRY/MUD ROOM, A SUNKEN LIVING ROOM WITH THE ELECTRIC FIREPLACE ON ONE WALL AND A TV ON ANOTHER AND A CONTEMPORARY MASTER BEDROOM, WALK IN CLOSET AND MASTER BATHROOM will win!! Affordability (of course), comfortable living space, and practicality are very important for us.