Open & Eclectic Encinitas Home

A beautiful living room and bathroom remodel for a fun-loving South African family.

At our Christmas party two years ago, I was approached by close family friends. They were tired of their cramped, non-functional living room and wanted some ideas for how to open things up. I visited their home the next day, Boxing Day, and we came up with a solution. 

When the client's Chinese business partners visited 18 months later, they were proud to entertain their guests in the new living room!

Open Eclectic African Home by @MeldrumDesign

Style

Modern South African Eclectic

Size

4,128 square foot home (384 sq m), 686 square foot renovation (64 sq m)

Work Done

As often happens, the scope of work increased almost as fast as I worked! We ended up renovating the living room by removing the fireplace and adding a HUGE multi-slider door. We refinished the deck, gutted the upstairs bathroom, replaced windows in the office, and replaced the old furnace. 

Priorities

The existing living room was unusable. It did not take advantage of the beautiful, second-story view and the fireplace was in the way of any logical seating arrangement. We wanted the room to feel open and continuous with the deck. Welcoming and hospitable for gatherings large and small.

The upstairs bathroom was tiny and very cramped. You had to turn sideways to get to the toilet! We rearranged everything in that bathroom to give the client a huge shower and beautiful, usable vanity.


Living Room & Deck

 After- The living room and deck feel like one big space!

After- The living room and deck feel like one big space!

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 After- Furniture & finishes chosen by this saavy client.

After- Furniture & finishes chosen by this saavy client.

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 After- SO much better without the fireplace!

After- SO much better without the fireplace!

Bathroom

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 After- The glass barn door illuminates the bathroom with natural light.

After- The glass barn door illuminates the bathroom with natural light.


Wish your living room had more space? Or your bathroom? How about your kitchen? Sometimes it's as easy as rearranging the space you already have!

Change can be simple. Send me a video of your space and I'll give you some ideas.

INITIAL CONSULTATION IS FREE. (760) 822-6417.