2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 07


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Project Address: 6701 Bedford Lane, Louisville, KY 40222

Project: Kitchen, Laundry Room, Powder Room, Mud Room, partial first floor renovation

Justin McElfish
Castlerock Construction, Inc.
P.O. Box 266, Hillview, KY 40129
502-741-0952 / CastlerockDesignBuild.com
Associate Builder/Remodeler

The remodel of this Graymoor neighborhood house had family roots. The retired homeowners had visited a home Castlerock Construction featured on a previous Tour of Remodeled Homes. Their son and daughter-in-law accompanied them on that Tour and later commissioned Castlerock to remodel a large master bath. When it was time for a partial first floor renovation of this four-square, brick-front Bedford Lane home, the parents turned to Castlerock’s expertise.

An existing, almost claustrophobic layout restricted movement through the kitchen and dining room. Spearheaded by architect Mary Herd Jackson, the remodel depicts the magic of innovative design. The major challenge was posed by the meeting of the house’s single and double stories. The double story was supported by a beam awkwardly located in the middle of the kitchen. Trusses and a wall had to be removed to raise the beam, affecting another load bearing wall that ran down the center of the house. Inserting another beam, flush from the floor to ceiling, enabled the kitchen and dining room to be combined into one inviting area. At one point during the remodeling project, about half the house was supported on a couple of temporary posts.

“Opening up the area between the dining room and kitchen led to improved flow and a more functional kitchen. The new flat ceiling is an attractive bonus,” says one of the homeowners.”

Expanding the footprint into the garage and dining room accommodated increased cabinet space in the kitchen. Creamy white, shaker-style cabinetry, accented by Silestone quartz Taj Royale countertops, was custom built to include pull out shelves and other amenities. A new island has storage that is accessed from either side. Also responding to the dilemma of an older home’s lack of storage, a built-in closet pantry was added. A cabinet-grade hood sets off the new gas cooktop that takes its place among other all new stainless-steel appliances.

Walls were added and the entry door was moved to create a mudroom/laundry/powder room that is separate from the kitchen.

Crown molding was installed in the kitchen and dining room. After bumping out the wall in the exiting study, Castlerock refitted the trim. Carpeting was removed in the living room, dining room and foyer, revealing red oak floors that were sanded and re-stained to match those elsewhere on the first floor.

Cabinetry in the kitchen was repeated in the mudroom that also serves as a laundry and powder room.

New exterior doors were installed at the front, side and back of the house and there are new interior doors at the garage entrance, powder room and entry to the basement. Foam insulation was sprayed into all walls and the roof deck.

Framer: Enmen Construction
Architect: Mary Herd Jackson
Insulation: Louisville Spray Foam
Electric: Stansbury Electric
HVAC: Elder Heating & Air
Plumbing: U.S. Plumbing
Flooring: Martin Flooring
Drywall: Alverado’s Drywall & Finishing
Lumber: K-I Lumber
Cabinetry: M&H Cabinets
Lighting: Brecher’s Lighting
Tile: Louisville Tile
Painting: Phillip Patterson Painting.