Light & Modern Texas Remodel
A whole house interior remodel finds space for this energetic family.
Back in 2015, husband and I moved to Texas for a year. (His job took us all over the place.) I was struggling to adjust to the new environment when when I met Sara: yogi, triathlete, and all around fabulous person. So when she asked me to design their remodel, I was IN.
Turns out that, somehow, Sara’s husband and two girls are just as cool as her. This remodel was centered around the family’s minimalist priorities and athletic lifestyle. Right up my alley!
2,100 square foot home (195 sq m)
This family of four wanted to open up their kitchen & dining space so they could hang out during cooking and study times. (The two kiddos were regularly homeschooled at the dining table. Talk about multi-functional!) Their two bathrooms were cramped, dark, and in need of some love.
They also asked for my help when shopping for materials and fixtures. Such fun! We were looking for functional and space-efficient but also colorful and calming. A tall order, but we figured it out.
We demolished the wall between the kitchen and dining room and vaulted the kitchen ceiling, bringing natural light deeper into the space. The kitchen got a complete overhaul and floors were replaced throughout. We removed a tiny closet in the laundry room (because tiny closets are silly!) to give them additional space for folding and drying.
We reconfigured walls between bedrooms to give everyone more closet space, which was perfect for these triathletes who were running out of hangers for their running gear. The kids’ bathroom was given new fixtures and finishes, and we turned the useless bathroom closet into a beautiful wall of storage.
With its torn wallpaper and 1970’s lighting, the master bathroom underwent a big transformation. A new bathtub, trough sink, walk-in shower, and material finishes make it feel like a completely different space.
My Favorite Detail
This home changed hugely with this remodel, but my favorite part is a tiny detail: the storage wall in the kids’ bathroom. It’s so satisfying to turn a useless space into an incredibly functional one.