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A Contemporary Whole-Home Remodel on the East Side of Providence

Contemporary Whole-Home Remodel

Our clients purchased this gorgeous historic home on the East Side of Providence knowing a major renovation was in order. Built in 1880, the house had great bones, a fabulous location, and a rare private and spacious backyard for their young daughter to play in. However, as with many homes built in the late 1800s, the sometimes cramped layout didn’t make sense for a modern family. Additionally, much of the interior of the home had been modified in the 1970s and needed a major refresh. Our team set out to design a stylish, contemporary whole-home remodel that would meet the functional needs of a busy family while also complimenting the historic architecture of the home.

Modern meets Historic

On the main level, we needed to strip the oddly-painted brown patterned flooring to restore the original wood. The result revealed gorgeous wide-plank wood floors with handmade nails. In the living room, the heavy molding adorning the walls was removed, simplifying and modernizing the space. We updated the built-ins and added new paint throughout.

Before: Heavy molding and painted floors dated the space back to the 1970s.

 

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After: Restored wide-plank wood flooring and a new open-concept layout make this space feel modern and comfortable. Photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

 

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After: photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

Open Concept Living

The homeowners wanted an open concept space for the kitchen, dining, and living room areas. Our team shifted the dining area to the far end of the living room, which provided the perfect space for their large dining room table. We removed the wall that separated the living area from the original dining room and moved the kitchen into the now open space.

Before: A wall separated the dull dining room from the living room.

 

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After: We shifted the dining room to the back of the living room and create a new kitchen where the original dining room used to be. Taking down the wall makes the first floor feel more open and natural. Photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

 

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After: The now open space is great for entertaining guests and for spending time as a family. Photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

The brand new kitchen looks completely different from the original. The new flat-paneled cabinetry, updated fixtures, and appliances create a more contemporary feel to the space. The open-shelving keeps the room light and airy.

Before: The original kitchen was tiny, dated, and lacked functionality.

 

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After: Wood tones warm the flat-paneled contemporary cabinetry of the brand new kitchen. Photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

 

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After: Open shelving is functional storage without being too heavy. Photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

 

A Statement-Making Half Bath

In the original kitchen footprint, we added a half bath. The small space is accentuated by the Keith Haring-inspired wallpaper. Keith Haring was an American graffiti artist, muralist, and social activist known for his illustrative depictions of figures and symbols in the 1980s. His work spread important social and political messages including the rights of the LGBTQ community, the crack epidemic in New York, Apartheid, and the Berlin Wall. Gold fixtures and mirror add the perfect amount of warmth to the room. The slim pedestal sink by Kohler fits in perfectly with the slim space. Hexagonal tiles add the perfect dose of geometry to contrast the organic rhythm of the figurative wallcovering.

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After: A brand new half bath with lively Keith Haring wallpaper and gold accents. Photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

A Contemporary Basement Renovation

The homeowners wished to add an apartment to the basement that had previously been used as a home office. They wanted to design a space with accessibility in mind to accommodate long visits from a variety of guests. Removing a drop ceiling and old carpeting immediately modernized the space. The basement bath required a full gut and renovation. The room now has a contemporary feel with the black paneled shower door and the flat-paneled vanity. The juxtaposition between the wood tones and the black and white creates an unexpected harmony.

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After: A contemporary bathroom for the basement apartment combines function with style. Photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

A simple kitchen was also added to the basement space. Recessed-paneled cabinetry, modern appliances, and an open-shelving feature wall make the space ideal for long-term guests to feel comfortable.

Before: The basement was used as a home office.

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A Full Bathroom Transformation

On the second floor, we completed a complete gut and remodel of the full bathroom. The original layout was segmented and dark. New plumbing placement with a wall layout creates a larger feeling bath. A separate tub and shower were created to accommodate both young children and adults.

Before: The second floor bathroom was segmented and dark.

 

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After: the remodeled bathroom is light, bright, and bigger. Photography by Aaron Usher III. Styling by Site Styling.

Contemporary Whole-Home Remodel

For a full-house remodel of your home contact Red House today. We specialize in historic home renovations and whole-house remodels in every style – from traditional to contemporary. We look forward to hearing from you!

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