An unused screened porch, a disproportionate pantry and disfunctional garage entrance all needed to be working harder in this home.  The porch, the pantry and the garage hallway were all taking up valuable space, but not increasing the function or flow in this hard-working area.

Located in the Wisconsin countryside, this home has sweeping views, and the client wanted to re-orient these spaces to allow for more gatherings of family and friends that maximized the gorgeous vistas.  

We set to work brightening things up and getting this client much more storage and surface, not only in the kitchen but in their adjacent mudroom and screened porch areas.  

With their rural setting, their two dogs are prone to getting dirty and muddy on daily walks, so a dog shower was high on the wish list for this remodel.  

Some walls are going to need to come down, to allow these spaces to expand as needed.  This is how the footprint currently presents.  Capturing the hallway and the current pantry into a new mudroom & laundry room, there will be more of a dedicated space to come in and out of the house with muddy dogs and groceries alike.  Moving the laundry into this area, from the basement will also allow this client to age in place over the next few decades.  


Existing First Floor Footprint


 Proposed New Footprint

By reworking the footprint, we are able to create a much larger space for dining, and give that space a sit-and-stay-awhile feel for all the future gatherings.  The family room in this home is rather compact, so by being able to give this dining area extra comfort and livability.  




June 02, 2024

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