The story behind this renovation is pretty close to my heart, as it’s now the home of someone very special to me. This became the home for Ryan, of Harmon Home Company. He typically builds new construction, but between partnering with me on my personal home renovations and the need for a “new” home himself, he decided to renovate over building new. And boy did this home get a full makeover. It’s basically a new home from the studs up.
And if you haven’t guessed yet, I love Ranch renovations. They typically have floor plans for the main living and kitchen areas that make it easy for opening up the layout. The biggest challenges usually lie with the “master” bedroom and bath or lack thereof. For those looking for the master suite that allows for a 4+ piece bath and walk-in closets, which most of us all want, you’re probably looking at an addition to your home’s footprint.
The previous flow of this space had a wall separating the formal living room from the kitchen and dining area. By removing a wall, your living space can feel like it doubles in size. This area now serves as living, kitchen and dining – all in one open space instead of three very individual rooms.
The master addition added so much more than just square feet to footprint of this house. What was a tiny master closet for a bathroom with a pedestal sink and capsule sized shower, became a large full bath with double vanities, tiled shower and an extra large walk-closet with barn door enclosure.
When building for others, your design choices can be limiting so you appeal to the most people possible. When designing for yourself, you have more opportunities for bolder items like the black subway tiled shower, hexagon floor and matte black vanities. Love the way this simple color scheme made such an impact for this bathroom.
The master bedroom’s vaulted ceilings also create the feeling of a larger space and were only economically possible because this was an addition off the back of the house so the existing, low roofline was no longer a challenge.
The only thing left for this renovation is to fill it with new memories for Ryan and his family. Ironically, we found out that one of Ryan’s manager’s knew the owner of this home. It was a friend’s grandmother who lived in the home for decades (and it showed!) He doesn’t live in town anymore, but just so happened to be here this past week and stopped in to see the current flip we’re working on just down the road, so I had the chance to meet him as well and hear a couple of nuggets of this home’s original story from his perspective. 🙂
Credit: Photography by Allison Elefante @rubyandpeachphoto
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1610 West End Ave., Ste 115, Nashville TN 37203
@2020 HARMON HOME TEAM