Cleveland Townhome Renovation

This fifteen-year-old Cleveland townhome not only needed a total update of finishes, materials and numerous repairs, but also suffered from a poor layout. Our firm was hired to take care of all these issues. We worked in every room, while making the major changes to the kitchen, dining and living area on the main level, and the primary suite on the third floor. The main floor had an unusual problem: too many windows in the living area which made the placement of furniture almost impossible. The homeowners wanted a large TV, fireplace and a comfortable seating area, so we added a feature wall along the existing stair handrail to create a focus. The dining area was dark due to overly large wing walls separating it from the kitchen and living areas, so we cut them back and created a bar/buffet (also on the couples’ wish list). The kitchen had dated cabinets and appliances and felt chopped up due to drywalled storage closets breaking up the line of the cabinetry. The clients wanted to create a separate but open pantry and coffee area which we created by adding a little more wall to better define the spaces. We took out the tile in the kitchen and continued the oak flooring to further unify the layout. Custom gray/blue cabinetry tied the spaces together. The primary bedroom, bath and adjacent laundry area were defined by a very problematic angled wall that complicated each of those spaces. We straightened it out and each room became larger. The bedroom gained space and a wall opposite the bed for a TV. The bath easily accommodated a large shower and double vanity with storage. And with cabinetry hiding the plumbing and utilities, the laundry area could be open to the hall.