2017 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 03


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House 03: 1958 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205
Whole House Remodel

Joe French
Louisville Handyman & Remodeling
13000 Middletown Industrial Blvd., Suite B
Louisville, KY 40223
502-244-1501 / LouHandyman.com
Registered Remodeler

Every room in this 1960s-era house existed as a separate space, and was designed without the flow or continuity sought by today’s homeowners. After seeing the house Louisville Handyman & Remodeling had on last year’s Tour of Remodeled Homes, the homeowner engaged Joe French to redesign the floor plan. This whole house remodel includes numerous changes to the floor plan, a new, expanded custom kitchen, three full bathroom remodels, as well as updates to every room on the first and second floors. Louisville Handyman & Remodeling’s talented designer worked with the homeowner and used architectural software to show proposed layouts and many individual details of the final product before construction started.

The final design includes one wall being completely removed to allow for a larger kitchen with more cabinets, an island and a table with seating. The design also called for partially removing another wall to allow an abundance of light from the sunroom to fill the expanded kitchen. Finally, the design eliminated a laundry chute and relocated a vent pipe to widen the opening between the kitchen and the front of the house completing the new much more open floor plan.

The new kitchen features full custom white Amish made cabinets, a gray stained island, and Cambria® quartz BellinghamTM countertops which establish a fresh, renewed ambience. The kitchen features under cabinet lighting, tile backsplashes and new appliances. The kitchen, as well as the rest of the first floor, now feature oak prefinished hardwood floors with a butterscotch stain.

The remodel is especially interesting because of a master suite on both the first and second floors. Previously, the only access to the first floor bathroom was by going through the master bedroom. The new layout added a second door to the bathroom so guests could use the bathroom without entering the master bedroom. The new first floor bathroom includes a custom shower in place of an awkwardly designed shower. The room’s design is highlighted by white cabinetry and a marble tile floor and shower wall tile, the latter having a herringbone tile accent.

In the second floor master suite, crown molding was added to the master bedroom and the bathroom was expanded and completely redesigned with all plumbing fixtures being relocated. It now features a custom vanity with a tower cabinet and two sinks. Also, the space was expanded to allow a custom shower with unique glass accent tile and complemented by a hexagon gray floor.

Another bathroom on the second floor was taken down to the studs. It now boasts a cast-iron tub, 4”x16” subway tile wall with a glass accent, large format gray tile floor, white cabinetry with a Carrara marble top and new plumbing.

The inconveniently situated laundry room was moved from the basement to the second floor. Carpeting was removed from all upstairs bedrooms and the existing hardwood floors were sanded and refinished. On the front exterior of the house, a new front door was installed.

All interior doors in the house were replaced with Roman arch two-panel MasoniteTM doors. To reduce noise and provide privacy, doors to bedrooms and baths were changed from hollow to solid core.

All copper water lines in the house were replaced with CPVC FlowGuard Gold® and the original cast-iron drain lines were removed in favor of PVC drain lines.

Custom Cabinets: Interiors by G & W
Electric: Corrigan Electric Co.
Interior Design: Lisa Steinbock Interiors
Millwork: K-I Lumber & Building Materials
New and Refinished Hardwood Flooring: RiverCity Flooring
Painting: Charlie Gahafer Painting
Plumbing: Vessels Plumbing
Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Quartz Countertops: Cambria
Spray Foam: Graber Insealators of Louisville
Tile: Louisville Tile