Picture a well loved home, bustling with a family full of boys. It is your typical 1990’s home, with compartmentalized living spaces that while nice, are not the most conducive to entertaining family and friends. These Ladue homeowners initially contacted Mosby Building Arts to help open up their rooms for connectivity. Their plan was to rework a builder-grade bar and desk area, allowing the kitchen and breakfast area to flow better into the adjacent great room. They also wanted new flooring throughout the first floor.
During one of the early-on design sessions, Mosby Designer Jake Spurgeon and the homeowners discussed their desire for a new kitchen island down the road and how redoing the main level flooring could affect that project. With an abundance of forethought into time and investment efficiencies, the decision was made to change the kitchen footprint prior to adding new flooring. That island update lead to a full kitchen remodel with new cabinetry, countertops, appliances, and much better lighting throughout.
Prior to the renovation, the cooktop was positioned diagonally in the center island. This location did not allow for guests to gather in the kitchen during parties. Mosby rotated the island and relocated the cooktop to the back wall of the kitchen, making it better align with the rest of the space. The new exhaust hood with stainless straps and a white body adds visual interest. The White Showplace Sutherland cabinets and Statuario Maximus Quartz countertops were installed and paired with a Wolf range and Subzero refrigerator. The kitchen is now open into the dining area and hearth room and is the perfect space for entertaining.
The great room fills with sunlight every day from a massive set of beautiful floor to ceiling windows. The windows were rotting, though, so they needed to be replaced with a brand new set to ensure the sunlight could be enjoyed for years to come. The underwhelming fireplace got a complete makeover with gorgeous Horizon Stone 19th Century Hermitage from floor to ceiling. The original hardwood flooring was a dated medium oak color. To brighten the space, Mosby installed a much lighter material with a wider plank, and more natural looking wood.
The remodeled bar area remains in the same location, but is now open concept and offers a much better flow when entertaining. It has a butler area for serving and stools for seating. The Rockport Gray wood cabinets contrast nicely with the white kitchen nearby. The original desk area was eliminated and has been relocated to a more private front room of the home.
Now that the project is finished, Spurgeon and the homeowners can step back and take in the beauty of a job well done. Spurgeon says, “This project was a fantastic transformation; allowing for my clients to completely makeover a majority of their public living spaces and be a true reflection of their personality!” The homeowners are delighted as well. Their bustling family now feels right at home in their newly remodeled space.
Mosby Building Arts was able to successfully deliver a sophisticated and functional designed space that’s perfect for the homeowners’ needs. Contact Mosby Building Arts for your next remodel at 314-909-1800 or go online here.