This “cabin-chic” remodel created a living space for three generations in the same home. Aging in place upgrades and a “granny-suite” with an accessible bathroom enabled the care and support of grandparents’ needs. An office space was built for working and schooling at home. And living spaces were enhanced for a cozy hangout for all.
This remodel was carefully thought out to achieve several goals:
- To enable a productive workspace with an office area for two and functional storage organization.
- Construct a private, accessible suite for grandparents to live full time in the home.
- Create an environment evoking a cabin-like feel for a comfortable, warm, and inviting space.
Lots of cabinetry for storage and built-in qualities present a classic feel. The use of multiple species of wood such as the white oak counter tops, hickory flooring, fir and larch for faux beams and v-groove ceiling, a reclaimed wood backsplash, etc. The grandparent’s space serves as a bedroom and lounging area, including a kitchenette and a fully accessible bathroom. Space for the bathroom was carved out of a large bedroom, carefully, so as to not make the original bedroom feel smaller. A custom railing compliments the new stair lift to allow for accessibility around the house. The kitchen was improved for lighting and safety with an induction range. The owner’s suite carries the cabin feel into the bedroom and the spa-like soaking tub bathroom. Every area of the home gives the occupants their own space when needed and a welcoming gathering space to be together.