As part of this whole house remodel, the living area was opened up to the kitchen and dining areas by removing a wall and cased opening that separated the rooms. A custom bookcase was installed between the living room and front door to create a small entry area. Pass-through shelves help to create a separation between the spaces without making the entry feel too small. The herringbone-pattern, brick inlay at the entry also helps define the space.

Another interior space that received a much-needed makeover was a small transitional room just off the guest room. Previous owners of the property had added a second floor to the home. To provide access to the new second floor, a set of stairs was added in a downstairs bedroom. The placement of the stairs was awkward and left the room otherwise unusable. We relocated the staircase to the opposite wall, making the first floor room more functional and also providing a better entry point for the second floor. The stairs were finished with cable rail, decorative wall sconces, and a blue accent wall that draws the eye up to the second floor.