Remodel Rendering, Episode 1
In anticipation of upcoming photoshoots, we are introducing a new series called “Remodel Rendering,” where we will showcase projects that have been completed but not yet photographed.
Rendering is a software-driven process where we input 3D layouts as well as products and materials to produce an image of what we can expect a space to look like once the remodel is complete. Rendering is useful to ourselves and our clients to literally get a better picture than what 2D plans can offer. In this series, we will share some of our favorite renders of our most recent projects.
This client’s original home gave us a great space to work with: three walls to fill with cabinets and enough space to accommodate an island. However, the layout of the oven, cooktop, and fridge did not make for the best working triangle and the materials were dated. Also, the cooktop was located in the island which didn’t leave much room for prep work and seating, and they had limited pantry space. Moving forward with our design, we decided to remove the existing oven stack and chose a 48” range instead. Having the large range gave the client an opportunity to keep two separate ovens. We swapped the placement of the range and the refrigerator to create a better working flow, and reworked the island to have overhangs across the back for seating. We also included a wet bar right off of the refrigerator with wine storage. The existing home had beautiful vaulted ceilings over the kitchen that stopped at the adjacent keeping and breakfast areas. We left the wooden beam at this intersection to help further visually divide the space. For materials, the client wanted to keep it more traditional but still sleek. To achieve this, we chose a mostly white palette with blues, greys, wood accents and gold fixtures.
Operation Grand Commercial Facelift! The staff at a local business approached us wanting a complete overhaul of all the bathrooms in their office building. Their gorgeous postmodern 1980s building has beautiful vaulted ceilings and has a neutral palette consisting on white, black and wood tones. The minimalist feel of the design really allows you to experience the space. We knew we needed to make the bathrooms more exciting but we also knew that we needed to keep with the theme of the rest of the building. We replaced all of the flooring, countertops, sinks, faucets, stall partitions, toilets, mirrors and accessories in all their bathrooms. Originally there was wallpaper in the bathrooms, which we replaced with paint and tile work. We decided to get a little creative with the wall tile by incorporating a black, white and grey random checkered feature wall in each of the bathrooms. We chose a wooden laminate stall partition to match the existing wood features in the building. We also replaced the ceiling grids and used integrated linear LED lights to light the rooms. In the smaller bathrooms, we chose a linear sconce to frame both the mirrors. Both us and the client are thrilled with how all the bathrooms turned out!
These clients also had a great existing space to work with. Their bathroom was spacious and had a great layout, but it just did not work well for the client. The tub was too large and uncomfortable to use and they needed more storage. The main goals were to replace all the cabinets to gain more storage and minimize the tub area so it would be more comfortable to sit not swim in! We replaced the cabinets, countertops, mirrors, and lights. We decreased the size of the tub and added a deck around it to help make getting in and out easier. We also turned the existing shower into a curbless shower. Since this is our clients forever home, we took aging in place standards into consideration when designing the shower and tub areas. We included grab bars in the shower design and chose a toilet tissue holder that doubles as a grab bar. How cool! For materials, we went with a mostly white and grey palette. We also wanted to bring color into the space so we are considering a rich deep blue wall! We trimmed out the backsplash of the vanities and the trim of the tub with a beautiful diamond mosaic and we plan to bring the same mosaic into the showerhead wall of the shower to tie the space together.