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!

Style

Modern Transitional

Size

2,100 square foot home (195 sq m)

Priorities

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.

Work Done

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.


Last Month on Social Media:

Think we can fit a brewery in here? 🍻 This client just hired me to help them figure it out. We've been meeting with contractors, sub contractors, fire marshals, town planners, and realtors to make this brewer's dream a reality. 📐📋🖊

Think we can fit a brewery in here? 🍻 This client just hired me to help them figure it out. We've been meeting with contractors, sub contractors, fire marshals, town planners, and realtors to make this brewer's dream a reality. 📐📋🖊

Please excuse the "screen shot" 🤣 I'm just so excited! Recently started my first project in Washington state. 🌲 The contractor brought me on board... we're helping this client with their new detached ADU (accessory dwelling unit) and Garage/ Office. 🏘 Fun!  It's true, I offer services for projects ALLLL over the country. 🇺🇸 If you need more space for grandma or you need to move the office to the backyard, let me know. I'm happy to offer a free initial consult to get you on the right track.  http://bit.ly/2CC3cLB

Please excuse the "screen shot" 🤣 I'm just so excited! Recently started my first project in Washington state. 🌲 The contractor brought me on board... we're helping this client with their new detached ADU (accessory dwelling unit) and Garage/ Office. 🏘 Fun!

It's true, I offer services for projects ALLLL over the country. 🇺🇸 If you need more space for grandma or you need to move the office to the backyard, let me know. I'm happy to offer a free initial consult to get you on the right track. http://bit.ly/2CC3cLB

Ed is an amazing project manager and has become a close friend. He's followed my progress from brand new startup to thriving business. These kind words are such a huge compliment. 💛  Check out the link  http://bit.ly/2Ry1ct2  for the full review. It's AWESOME.

Ed is an amazing project manager and has become a close friend. He's followed my progress from brand new startup to thriving business. These kind words are such a huge compliment. 💛

Check out the link http://bit.ly/2Ry1ct2 for the full review. It's AWESOME.

Sunny's checking out my design. 🐶 Scroll right to see if she approves...

Sunny's checking out my design. 🐶 Scroll right to see if she approves...

Masonry repointing in the winter means we have to keep the building warm. ❄️ I think it looks like the building is wearing a sweater!

Masonry repointing in the winter means we have to keep the building warm. ❄️ I think it looks like the building is wearing a sweater!

Sneak peak of the finishes I designed into this client's bathroom. It's not quite done but I'm already in love. 💚 There's no window in this master bathroom so we kept the finishes light and bright. The sea foam green really works with this condo's coastal style. 🏝 What's your favorite cabinet color?

Sneak peak of the finishes I designed into this client's bathroom. It's not quite done but I'm already in love. 💚 There's no window in this master bathroom so we kept the finishes light and bright. The sea foam green really works with this condo's coastal style. 🏝 What's your favorite cabinet color?

That 7-unit apartment building is well underway! 🏢 Walls being framed and old brick being repointed...it's starting to take shape.  Big thanks to the builders and masons for smiling for the camera. 🔨 Also, thanks for building our building. 🤗  If you're interested in renovating an old building, let me know. I'm happy to offer a free initial consult to get you started on the right track.  http://bit.ly/2CC3cLB

That 7-unit apartment building is well underway! 🏢 Walls being framed and old brick being repointed...it's starting to take shape.

Big thanks to the builders and masons for smiling for the camera. 🔨 Also, thanks for building our building. 🤗

If you're interested in renovating an old building, let me know. I'm happy to offer a free initial consult to get you started on the right track. http://bit.ly/2CC3cLB

Back in November, my husband's cousin got married at Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, CA. SO gorgeous. 😍 It was designed by Julia Morgan, the first female architect in California. 💗 Girl power! ✊🏻

Back in November, my husband's cousin got married at Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, CA. SO gorgeous. 😍 It was designed by Julia Morgan, the first female architect in California. 💗 Girl power! ✊🏻

While in Monterey, I got to visit the Monterey Aquarium. 🐠 🐟 What an amazing building! (The animals were cool too, I guess) 😂 Check out that boiler in the front lobby. It's leftover from when the building was a sardine factory. The boiler stack extends right through the glass roof. So cool.

While in Monterey, I got to visit the Monterey Aquarium. 🐠 🐟 What an amazing building! (The animals were cool too, I guess) 😂 Check out that boiler in the front lobby. It's leftover from when the building was a sardine factory. The boiler stack extends right through the glass roof. So cool.