Kitchen & Bathroom Redesign

Kitchen & Bathroom Redesign

After working with this client previously to design & build a studio over their existing garage, we were asked to come back to tackle other key areas of their home. The goal of this round of improvements was to help them re-imagine the function of two primary spaces. Our design team incorporated into the bathroom design a barrier-free, walk-in steam shower with floor-to-ceiling glass, a floating vanity, and heated flooring. For finishes, the designers proposed a natural white oak. A large window in the steam shower brings plenty of natural light into the space.

Blueridge Remodel (Phase 2)

Blueridge Remodel (Phase 2)

This project was the second phase in a two-part home renovation. In phase one Lead Architect Ernesto Castañeda worked with the clients to upgrade their primary bedroom, bathroom, and closet space of their 1965 home with age-in-place principles and modern features. For the second phase of this project, Ernesto and project designer Tucker Jaroll worked with the clients to remodel the kitchen and exterior, while also adding a new screened-in porch on a refinished deck.

Custom Cedar Pergola & Gate

Custom Cedar Pergola & Gate

Our client’s need for a pergola and outdoor space allowed Tucker Jaroll and Russ Herndon to “give the house a voice”. The main challenge here was to moderate a harsh western exposure, while not disrupting the beautiful view of the valley, hills, and upward angle sight line for big sky sunsets. Our design team identified the sweet spot for the structure’s roof angle via a solar analysis, allowing the winter sun to still filter into the space while minimizing the direct summer sun. Our team also constructed a pivoting hinged gate element at the carport, providing a visual screen from the drive, or in the open position the covered protection of a carport.

Brummetts Creek Remodel (Phase Two)

Brummetts Creek Remodel (Phase Two)

In the mid-1970s there existed 33 acres under glass in the form of huge cypress and glass greenhouses near Terre Haute. Our client’s father, along with many other craftsmen and homesteaders, salvaged these components when the commercial greenhouses were decommissioned. From this material, our client’s father built an attached 18/12 pitch/angle to harvest the southern sun. Last year our client again reached out to LWB to undertake a remodel of this space while retaining a portion of the now 50-year-old greenhouse system that her father had installed when he salvaged it back in the 70s. LWB designed a new office space within the greenhouse (opening the rest of the house to this wonderful south light) including re-building a position of the old cypress and glass greenhouse system on the west end of the roof structure. The design team challenge led by Alex Minor and Russ Herndon was to reach into the large greenhouse space with an office structure delivering the insulative and comforts of technology while controlling this huge heat gain potential.

Linden Hill Remodel

Linden Hill Remodel

This project was the latest phase of renovation on a home that we have been working on for these clients over the years. While previous renovations included adding a bedroom wing over the garage and adding exterior living space, this current phase had us reimagining the kitchen and primary bath, as well as some ancillary work in the basement and the exterior. The kitchen was the heart of the project and represented the biggest transformation to the home.

Short Street Remodel

Short Street Remodel

This remodel is part of our Bloomington Cohousing project and provided us with a unique opportunity to completely remodel and re-envision a very dilapidated 1970s-era home. There were quite a few discussions of tearing down the existing home and rebuilding from scratch in the very beginning, given the state of the structure and foundation. However, preserving the foundation, exterior walls, and trusses of the original home meant that we were able to keep those materials out of the landfill and also eliminated the additional materials and energy consumption that would have gone into all of the facets of building a new home. For us, the opportunity to take a home that is at the end of its functionality and breathe new life and time into it is one of the most special types of projects. In this instance, being able to do it for close friends was the icing on the cake. We are thrilled with how the home turned out and excited to have been a part of the process.