PLANO FULL HOME RENOVATION–OLD TRADITIONAL TO NEW MODERN DESIGN
My mid-century modern-loving client asked me to redesign his Plano 1980s traditional home and completely renovate every room from top to bottom. The project lasted 18 months but it was well worth it!
What a transformation to my elegant and timeless modern creation! The living area was originally like most traditional homes, segmented into different rooms by walls. We decided to completely open up the entire living space to make it one large open-concept expanse which combines the living area, second living area, kitchen, and dining area.
The fireplace was originally red brick (which matched the exterior brick) which only went half-way up the wall, with a wide brick hearth on the floor and a wooden mantel above the firebox. I redesigned it to give it a modern style by stripping off the brick, removing the hearth and mantel. I wanted to make the fireplace seem taller so the split-face travertine stone was applied vertically all the way to the ceiling to elongate the look. Then I had a thick piece of Black Galaxy granite cut and installed in a cantilevered position for the hearth.
The kitchen was redesigned to be open and to flow around an island for improved functionality, a better traffic pattern, and an overall view of the living space. All the cabinets are custom walnut.
The master bathroom was reconfigured entirely to enable the homeowner to enjoy a large curbless walk-in shower. The original small potty room and small shower stall were reversed and some other minor spacing was adjusted to offer the best use of space to make this bathroom more functional and beautiful.
Photo Credit: Robert Tsai Photography