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Gladstone Blvd N - Part 5
This week are doing the after pictures of the single story addition that ran the exterior of the house spanning the four car garage contracted by Tschida Constructio.
We will do the closed storage area and built-in locker units and the laundry and butler’s pantry next week.
With three hockey-playing kids comes a lot of wet, stinky gear, racing to and from places, and multiple people crowding an area.
We moved the entry to the garage to the back of the addition so that it would feed right into the locker and closet area.
Closed Storage Closet After
We also knew that hockey storage wasn’t the only issue the family faced. The endless piles of shoes needed a solution as did the layers of jackets that accumulate.
We utilized shoe racks and simple coat hanging so they just stay downstairs and are easy to get as they are running out the door!
We wanted it to feel more than just a dark closet, so putting windows in allowed for natural light and for the exterior facade to have intentional design.
We also put in stained wooed shiplap on the ceilings to delineate that space further and bring beauty to a utilitarian space.
Built-in Locker Area After
For the built-in locker units we wanted to make sure to have closed storage as well as open... but more closed that open!
I worked with Aric from Pro Design Custom Cabinetry to design well thought out plan. We wanted to tie back into the kitchen design and use the island paint color and door style as well as the gold bar pulls.
Again, needing the addition to look right from the outside and wanting natural light we placed a window in between the two identical built-in units.
Another important factor was how the pretty cabinetry would function. We had a veneered top to the benches first, but after a few weeks of use we knew that would not stand the test of time. We swapped out for a solid wood top with a high durability poly to take all the wear and tear.
The best compliment you can get from clients are referrals, good reviews, and continued work, which I received all three, so I would say these areas were a success.
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR PART 6: THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND BUTLER’S PANTRY AFTER
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