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A remodeled home exterior with cedar and dark gray accents.

A quintessential 1960’s builder-grade home with small, closed-off spaces, our Lake Hills client was ready for an update. Their primary goals were open spaces, modern finishes, and more natural light. The project evolved into a whole home remodel to achieve their goals.

Home entry, modern entry, entry update, cedar siding
Modern home entry

The original entrance to the home blended into the rest of the exterior and guests stepped into a cramped, dark entry adjacent to the dark, enclosed staircase.

We created a covered entrance with contrasting cedar siding to break up the exterior and draw visitors toward the new light-filled, spacious entry.

Modern stairs, metal stair railing, stair remodel, basement entry
Modern stairs with metal stair railing

Light trim & walls, paired with light, glossy floor tile make the entry much more welcoming. Replacing the former walls surrounding the stairs with a modern metal railing connects the first and second floors in a fresh way.

Primary suite, master suite, master bedroom fireplace, basement master bedroom
Master bedroom with fireplace

The primary suite was relocated to the basement for privacy and ample space for an electric fireplace, his and her closets, and a full bathroom. The client loves the moody, double vanity in the new bathroom. A large wet area allowed for a soaking tub in addition to the spacious shower area.

Primary bathroom remodel, master bathroom shower, wet area, soaking tub, walk-in shower, dual shower, modern shower area
Master bathroom shower soaking tub and walk-in shower

Formerly unfinished basement space was utilized to create a new family room and home office. The client reports both areas are used daily!

Home office, office remodel, basement office, bright home office
Bright home office

Family room, basement family room, family room remodel
Basement family room remodel

Upstairs, we opened the small, U-shaped kitchen to the living area and doubled its size by relocating the dining area to a former bedroom adjacent to the staircase. Now the main living area, dining room, and kitchen are all connected and flooded with light.

Open concept living area, living area remodel, modern kitchen, open kitchen
Open concept living area

Previously the client did not enjoy using this space unless absolutely necessary. Now, their family is drawn to the natural gathering area and enjoys ending their days here together. The waterfall countertop edges, black and chrome accents, and clean lines nod to the home’s mid-century origins while bringing it into the present.

Modern kitchen, kitchen remodel, mid-century modern kitchen, waterfall countertops, kitchen island
Modern Kitchen with waterfall countertops and kitchen island

The fireplace was off-center with multiple finishes and odd angles that created visual overwhelm. Now it serves as an anchoring focal point for the open living area.

Open concept living area, living area remodel, modern kitchen, open kitchen, waterfall countertop
Open concept living area

Though whole-home remodels can be daunting, it is always satisfying to watch clients fall in love with their homes all over again. Our Lake Hills client reported, “[ArchiUS] made this project easy for us by helping us not only selecting materials but also helped with constant follow up with our contractor... without you, we wouldn't have achieved what we visioned for our home.”

dog laying on a rug in front of a fireplace


Architects ArchiUS Design

Contractor: ANK Construction


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