Greater Phoenix NARI 2019 Best of Show

Entire House $250,000 – $500,000

Our clients’ love their Ocotillo Lakes lifestyle and all the benefits of Southwest living in the security of a close-knit community.  Entertaining easily became a highlight for this home nestled gracefully at water’s edge. But even with that breathtaking view, as their daily routines shifted and life relaxed, the inevitable occurred the homeowner priorities shifted.  They knew it was time to breathe life into all the ideas and visions they imagined over the years and recreate the space to better fit their lifestyle.

Homeowner Priorities

As one of the highest priorities, indoor entertaining was not working well with the floor plan. It lacked in form and flow, feigning a dated and builder grade finish.  As a result, the living room, dining area, and kitchen each felt separated, isolating guests into segregated clusters.   The hub of entertaining – the kitchen island – was exactly that; an island unto itself, socially awkward and poorly situated for full functionality.  Now, the island is easy to maneuver around and serve an intimate dinner for two or host a Thanksgiving dinner buffet.

Removing a number of walls, we started by relocating and re-configuring what was essentially the kitchen.  Accommodating a small workspace at its end wall, a new, especially spacious, walk-in pantry offers coveted food and storage space, which opened a generous portion of the old space to the kitchen for the gourmet functionality and entertaining accommodation so desired by our clients. Their new entertainment hub now boasts plenty of natural light, top of the line appliances, and a current, yet timeless, hard wood floor throughout. Carrying this open idea into a laundry area, we opened and enlarged the laundry room to include a craft and arts area, adding ample workspace and storage with cabinets and counter finish to compliment the kitchen.

Safety Features

Another reason so many homeowners call us in to renovate, large underutilized tubs and difficult to access showers.  It was out-with-the over-sized, under-used tub and lackluster shower, and in-with-the functional space plan. The zero clearance accessible shower makes for easy use for an elderly parent or recent knee surgery.  The additional cabinetry provides point-of-use storage.  This exquisite master-suite bathroom oasis is as safe as it is luxurious.

For the new Great Room, we added an electric fireplace, to be sure and have the fire ambiance during Christmas, with a built-in TV and sound system above.  The finishing touch is an update to the lighting throughout the home. Decorative fixtures, ceiling fans, chandeliers, recessed can lights and cabinet lights provide the perfect backdrop to a night at home alone, or a large party.

Finishing Up

Ultimately, we successfully delivered on each idea our discerning homeowners had for upgrades and improvements, in nearly every corner of the house.

It was truly our pleasure to join the happy homeowners for their housewarming party in celebration of the remodel, and incredibly pleased to see how well this one-of-a-kind masterpiece entertained their friends and family in the manner they had always dreamed.