14th Annual CRA WINNER!
When Drew and Joni Richardson purchased their Lake Katherine home, they had a master plan. For this home to work for their growing family, there needed to be some serious changes. The house had a very small kitchen, no master suite, and the outdoor patio did not work as a year-round spot for relaxing. They did not like the exterior brick color and really wanted to create a focal entry point at the front of their house. They were also not excited about the existing kitchen and wanted to make changes there. The outdated cabinets, laminate countertops, small island and laminate flooring were not functional or applealing. The room was small and closed off from the rest of the home, and therefore dated and impractical. To top it off, the small, centrally-located bathroom was also in desperate need of an update.
The Richardsons laid all of this out to Jim Evatt of Palmetto Construction & Renovations, and he and his team got to work. The entire rear section of the home was extended to make room for the master suite and new outdoor living area. A french door was added to access the new covered patio with vaulted ceiling, a brick fireplace and a custom mantel featuring antique corbels, and an open patio with an in-laid brick border.
The new master suite featured a new master bath with custom vanity and an overiszed tile shower, his and hers walk-in closets, a new laundry room, and a new bedroom additio with vaulted ceilings and new hardwood floors.
New Master Suite:
An interior wall was removed between the existing kitchen and den and a new doorway was added to improve access to the dining room. Space was also added to allow for informal dining and a new pantry. The new kitchen features new custom cabinets, Silestone countertops, and a tile backsplash. Lighting upgrades included new can lights, pendant lighting at the island and sink, and new under-cabinet lighting. The new larger island, a certerpiece of teh kitchen, is painted a different color and matches the custom exhaust hood.
Kitchen before remodeling:
Kitchen After Remodeling:
A new front entry with custom oak exterior door was added along with new tile on the front stoop. A new circular driveway with an in-laid brick border was also added. The Richardsons chose to paint the exterior brick to complete the renovation.
Front of house before and after:
Rear of house before and after:
Palmetto Construction & Renovations
Owner: Jim Evatt
Ph. (803) 917-5755