We are looking to do a remodel of main living spaces in home: Home was built in the late 70s. An addition was added to the home in the late 90s. If you are looking at the house from the street, the original house is on the left side and the addition is on the right. The addition is comprised of the garage, master suite, FROG which has a large media room, office, and full bath. We are looking to remodel the original home and LEAVE THE ADDITION AS IS. The interior has a maze like entrance which leads to the main living areas. The living room has a vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is small with a bump out for the eating area.
The renovated space will include a new foyer/entry way with closet, a new kitchen, a dining room/area, a butler's pantry with a sink and possibly a dishwasher, laundry room with sink, home office which could serve as guest room also with Murphy bed (we currently have a full-size one). The home is raised approximately 5 feet off the ground which facilitates moving plumbing and electrical without huge cost.
My husband enjoys cooking and would like an industrial type kitchen. While I appreciate the "industrial look", I also want it to feel warm and inviting. We do not want built in seating but rather flexible seating that can contract and expand for family dining and entertaining. My husband feels we don't need a ton of cabinet space because the butler's pantry will house all small appliances, consumables, etc. The butler's pantry will have mostly open shelving with countertop and some cabinets.
The laundry room needs space for front loading washer and dryer. We would like to elevate them for easy access. The room needs good counter space for folding clothes. Large shelf underneath counter for individual laundry baskets (4). Space for hanging clothes. Some cabinets including a tall cabinet for mops, brooms, etc.
The back of the home opens to a deck that will lead to the new pool. We would like to orient the view to the deck and pool as you enter the home and main living space. Currently there is a large brick fireplace in the middle of this back wall. We would be open to removing it and replacing it with glass.
We would like some detail added to the vaulted ceiling
We would like to eliminate the upstairs balcony that overlooks the living room. There are 2 bedrooms and a bath upstairs that will not be included in this renovation
We would like a baby grand piano added to space
The current flooring is maple and we would like to keep it for cost containment reasons.
We would like the bathroom to be centrally located for kids in the pool needing a restroom.
We are open to moving interior stairs. We cannot increase the footprint at this time due to cost and lot coverage restrictions (see below). If we do not move interior stairs we would at least like to open them up to the main living space.
We would like to improve the exterior/curb appeal of the home. We want to remove the huge columns, add a porch, shutters, new paint, etc.
Our township limits the amount of "non-pervious" lot coverage. Non pervious lot coverage is any structure or ground covering that prevents rain from getting down into the ground. We are currently at the maximum. We are adding a pool and have to remove all the concrete to meet the pervious/impervious restrictions. The concrete will need to be replaced with a pervious substance. This would probably be a concrete with strategically placed drains that lead to perforated pipes allowing all rainwater to seep back into the ground underneath.
The lot coverage issue impacts the size of the front porch which we can add. If we add a two tier porch, only one tier counts towards the lot coverage calculation. We would like to limit the increase of the porch/steps to 100 sf.
The deck on top of the home will be removed.
The deck, back yard, and pool will be a separate project
We are on a barrier island and live 3 blocks from the beach. We would like the feel to be upscale casual but we don't want it to look like every beach house featured in the magazine Coastal Living (white cabinets, granite countertops, slipcovered white furniture, upscale wicker accents etc.) We would like to have coastal with an edge, or coastal/contemporary/warm.
We like natural light but do not want high utility bills from sun coming through glass.
Our budget is approximately $225,000.
We would love to have shopping sources for recommendations.