Our clients loved the quiet neighborhood and wonderful wooded lot of their 1988 Landau contemporary and never wanted to move again. However, they were tired of the dark exterior and inefficient layout of the home and felt it was time to look into some updating – both in form and in function. The clients approached Meadowlark with a desire to bring the home into the twenty-first century and make it work better for their family. In addition they knew that doing a major renovation would be the perfect time to invest in energy saving measures that would pay off both in dollars and in the comfort of their home
When our clients purchased the home they knew changes were necessary, but rather than dive right into renovations - they decided to live in the home a while to get a feel for what was working for them and what wasn’t. Also, like most of us, they didn’t have an infinite budget and thus they wanted to be sure that when the time was right to make the investment they would be getting the best results for their needs and wants.
Our designers knew that there was plenty of square footage that could be better utilized. Too many doorways, broken sight lines and awkwardly placed support columns created spaces that not only were inefficient, but also weren't attractive. In addition, a rarely-used screened porch on the back of the home blocked natural sunlight and created darker-than-necessary spaces.
Creating a Master Plan strategy our designers had three focus areas:
As the Master Plan evolved these were the key features of each phase:
PHASE 1: SUSTAINABILITY AND COMFORT
PHASE 2: IMPROVE FUNCTION WHILE UPDATING THE AESTHETIC
PHASE 3: IMPROVE THE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
Our clients were ready to bring their home into the 21st century with a more open floor plan and an emphasis on function, comfort and sustainability. Through phased Master Planning, our team collaborated with the clients to transform the home both inside and out. Meadowlark’s designs not only encompassed a total change in functionality and flow in the home, but also took into account changes to make this a “deep-green” remodel – highly insulated with geothermal heating and cooling and efficient home systems. The result is a total transformation in comfort, function and the aesthetic of the home.