From Margaret Everton on October 12, 2010 in Los Angeles
Not all professional home remodels require an endless stream of cash. In fact, this Redondo Beach remodel was tackled with one goal in mind: create a modern gem on an IKEA budget. Sound impossible? Designers from ras-a, inc. didn’t think so.
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Originally built in 1939, this two-bedroom, one-bath home was in need of a revamp and extra spacewithout the cost of actually adding any square footage. This, said the designers, would require a more open layout within the shell of the already existing home.
Needless to say, a majority of the interior walls were removed to create a living room, dining room, and kitchen that blend seamlessly into one another.
The furniture in all three spaces are minimal and modern without cutting corners on personality. Money saved on IKEA cabinets allowed for Caesarstone countertops, and a floor reminiscent of an indoor pool bring each of the rooms together.
Designers were able to create the illusion of extra square footage by allowing a seamless transition between the indoor living spaces and the outdoor living spaces. In addition, a guest house was turned into a yoga studio, and, paired with the garage, creates a secluded courtyard.
In an effort to make the home more eco-friendly, several new features were added: new insulation, energy-efficient windows, Energy Star appliances, LED and compact fluorescent lighting, and superior water heaters.
Clearly, looks can be deceiving. What appears to be an expensive modern remodel is actually a revamp on a budget. It gives hope for your own remodel, doesnt it?
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