Elegant Kitchen & Bath Renovation for a Chicago Gold Coast High-Rise
Whether your home renovation is in Chicago or elsewhere, it often helps to spend time looking at before and after renovations in other people’s homes.
You can get a sense for the possibilities in your own kitchen or bath, see fixture and tiles being used in real settings, and get inspired! Keep reading for floor plans and photos detailing this Gold Coast high-rise renovation.
Located in the Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago, this high-rise home got a complete makeover. The couple had just moved back into the city, after years of raising their children in the suburbs.
Their style leaned towards an updated traditional theme, that also embraced their love of entertaining.
A New Floor Plan
The renovation included a new, open floor plan. See above for the before plan, and the final design that was chosen and developed further.
In addition to the new floor plan, parts of the ceiling were dropped 3-1/2″ to accommodate new shallow-depth recessed LED lighting.
The dropped ceiling created raised coffers over the main living and dining areas. This helped to define those spaces, adding order to the open plan.
For the kitchen, we installed new wide-plank hardwood floors, which adds to the sense of scale and warmth.
You can also see custom floor to ceiling pantries and cabinets, a stainless steel prep sink, and gorgeous granite countertops.
You almost can’t recognize the homeowner’s new master bath! Our team created a new beautiful new tiled walk-in shower, custom mirrored doors, and custom traditional cabinets.
Also, this bathroom features travertine floor tiles and quartzite countertops.
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With a open floor plan and completely refreshed kitchen and bath, it’s a new home! The renovations and design choices beautifully fit the couple’s new urban lifestyle and love of entertaining.
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Designer: Karl Sponholtz
Construction: Stratagem Construction (our sister company)