This 1927 house was renovated in two phases over ten years with a focus on reorganizing spaces in lieu of a large addition. Originally, the back of the first floor was a maze of rooms with small kitchen, and backyard access through a bedroom. The first renovation rotated the stairs 90-degrees, created a family and mudroom, and doubled the size of the kitchen. The deck and backyard were connected to the family and kitchen. Between remodels, the old cabinets were reused, which gave the owners a chance to live in the larger space before tackling the kitchen design.

The second renovation provided everything to make the owners’ dream kitchen. The owners did their own millwork, trim, electrical, and painting. Phasing projects, and planning for the end goal, allowed for progress while preventing wasted effort, time, and money.