We are excited to feature a unique family project for this year’s tour! We selected this project because it showcases how a remodel can customize your home in new and creative ways.
Our clients are a family of four who wanted their home to support their growing life and interests. Inside the house, they needed a new kitchen and more spacious main floor. Attached to the house, they needed a new garage that doubled as a gym and, above the garage, a full-service beauty salon that could moonlight as a man-cave.
A bright, spacious floorplan and clean design brought an amazing change to this home. We removed the existing kitchen and six interior columns that disrupted the flow of the house. We replaced them with a beautiful, open gourmet kitchen adjacent to a new dining and family area. A new powder bath and pantry completed this main floor transformation.
A new 2-car garage – attached for easy indoor access through what the kids call a ‘secret tunnel’ – converts to a gymnasium (or play-area!) for this active family, including a full-height rope climbing tower. Garage doors at both the front and back allow fresh air and sunlight to _ ow through during workouts or playtime.
A fresh coat of exterior paint and a stamped, tinted driveway and rear patio make the outside of the home feel as new as the inside.
A small project snag emerged when we learned the city had changed setbacks on this home without notice, restricting where we could build.
After 34 years working with nearly every city in the Portland Metro Area, SLS is well-versed in managing regulations and quickly adapting to change. We proposed design solutions that made our homeowners happy and also complied with the city’s requirements. It’s good to have SLS on your side!