If you have kids going back to school this week, you are no doubt familiar with the joys and challenges of the nightly homework routine. A thoughtfully designed whole home remodel is about creating an environment that works for your lifestyle today. As children grow older, homework demands grow along with them and it is important to have a space where kids can concentrate and have interaction with their parents at the same time.
After owning their 40-year old home in Old Del Mar, California, for more than 15 years, our clients found themselves in an environment that no longer suited their lifestyle. Their children had grown from babies to teenagers, while their parents had aged and were coming to stay for longer visits. After conducting careful research and coming to the conclusion that a whole home remodel made more sense than moving to a new home, our clients started the design build process for their whole home, including a new kitchen.
With family togetherness central to the clients’ values, the new kitchen was designed to be open to the remodeled great room and adjacent family room. The unusual island was created with a trapezoid shape rather than with a more traditional bar seating style so that the clients and their children can interact while doing homework and cooking. During the school season, the island becomes a thriving hub of the household, a place where the whole family can bond while getting their work done.
Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you will discover imaginative ways to transform your home to nurture the way you and your family live today.