Monday, September 22, 2008

Cool Modern

Robert and Alice were looking to update their 1980's four bedroom home in Cupertino, CA. They had a fixed budget for their remodel but had some definite design goals for their home improvement project. This photo illustrates the "before" view into their family room from the kitchen & breakfast nook. The first item on our agenda was to remove the old brick fireplace and hanging fan light that might have looked cool and modern in the 1980's, but now was cramping their style.
In order to give this home a fresh updated look, Arch Studio, Inc. began this project by replacing their outdated tile floors with new brazillian cherry hardwood flooring. We added a pop of color to the walls and, right away, this home already appeared spacious and inviting.

The existing kitchen had beautfiul rift-sawn oak cabinets but the cabinet door style and color were outdated. We saved our clients money, time and energy by staining their cabinets with a richly colored, dark finish. This updated the look of the old cabinets.

The new kitchen design included replacing old tile countertops and backsplash with more modern stone materials like granite and limestone. The backsplash behind the cooktop is a custom limestone and glass pattern that provides a focal point to the room. Appliances were replaced with gourmet ovens and cooktop in a stainless steel finish.

The existing Master Bath sink vanity was originally open to the Master Bedroom. This design did not work with my client's lifestyle. They were looking for a design concept that created privacy to the bath area and a soothing spa retreat that they could enjoy.

Robert & Alice's new Master Bath retreat now reflects their lifestyle. We completely renovated their existing bathroom and added a whirlpool tub, large glass enclosed shower with an overhead rainshower head and bench. We selected materials such as limestone and mosaics to reflect their design tastes.

Project Complete 2008
Architect: Robin McCarthy, AIA
General Contractor: Becir Molabecirovic

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