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Plaza Midwood Bungalow Whole House Remodel

Plaza Midwood Bungalow Whole House Remodel

When this young couple came to us to pursue a whole house remodel for their Plaza Midwood bungalow, they weren’t looking to add square footage, but rather to better utilize the space they already had. We started by replacing and upgrading all the lighting to make the space brighter and more efficient, redoing all the hardwood floors for consistent flow and taking down a few walls to open up the choppy space and make it feel larger. From there we redesigned the kitchen and both bathrooms, the living room fireplace and dining area, and we relocated the laundry room to create a completely “new” house within the original footprint.
We started this whole house remodel in the kitchen by eliminating the walls of the formal dining room to make it flow better with the kitchen. A deep peninsula with a curved counter separates the two spaces and provides casual seating, while keeping them open to one another.

Spaces Included:

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Other Spaces, Whole House


Plaza Midwood, Charlotte, NC

Project Scope:

Custom Redesign


Because the original kitchen was short on wall storage, we designed custom, backless cabinets with glass doors and shelves. When installed over fixed windows, they provide storage for dishes, without eliminating much needed natural light from the room.

Anytime we remodel a whole house, it’s a large undertaking regardless of square footage. Older homes, like this bungalow, are much more likely to have outdated electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems that are costly, but absolutely necessary to bring the home up to code. We were able to make significant improvements to the layout of this home without completely redesigning the whole interior. Now they have a house that feels completely new, but still maintains some of the original charm.

Tall counter-to-ceiling cabinets provide pantry storage on either side of the morning station.
Too much open space without a designated purpose can feel unsettling, and it would have been inauthentic to this home. To create an open feeling without sacrificing storage or a sense of place, we created a half wall of shallow base cabinets to separate the former dining room from the hall. This provides a buffet area and defines the spaces on either side of it.

We love our “new” home and are constantly reminded of the fantastic team we were lucky enough to have throughout the entire process. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

– Elliott Van Ness, Charlotte, NC

The fireplace is the first thing that you see when you walk in the front door, so we dressed up it using a three-dimensional marble tile which adds some subtle texture to the living room. The rustic wood beam mantle stained to match the hardwood floors keeps it from feeling too formal. Simple white shaker style cabinets with custom built-ins above provide additional storage for books, games, electronics, and extra dog toys.

Black & White Bathroom Design

Black and white patterned tile sets the tone for the eclectic master bathroom remodel. The clawfoot tub acts as the focal point beneath the bay windows, while plantation shutters provide privacy. Behind the tub, a wall-to-wall ledge capped with engineered quartz provides a waterproof surface for candles, bath products, and a glass of wine for those times when they need to relax at the end of a long day.

Visible from the main hallway, we continued the black and white theme in the guest bathroom as well. The mosaic hexagon floor tile border spills into the shower, creating the illusion of more space. To allow the code required spacing around the toilet, we chose a petite console sink in lieu of a vanity. It’s large enough to function but small enough that any guests won’t overstay their welcome.

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