Project Address: 3213 Haddon Road, Louisville, KY 40241
Project: First Floor Renovation
Creek Alley Contracting, LLC
4206 Grand Court, Crestwood, KY 40014
Space planning was key to this remodel that is now as family friendly as it is welcoming to guests. The remodel is a fine example of the artful execution of imaginative design and construction.
Significant structural work consisted of creating larger openings between rooms, installing engineered beams and the incorporating of an existing four-inch cast vent pipe into the kitchen.
A wall was repositioned on one side of the staircase to match the other wall. That modification led to the necessity of refurbishing the stair treads and adding a hand railing.
Creek Alley Contracting designed a sizeable opening between the great room and hearth room that allowed a second point of entry to the great room. The hearth room, an extension of the kitchen, is accentuated by custom built-ins on each side of the fireplace that is enhanced by new doors. The style and color of the cabinetry corresponds to that in the adjoining kitchen.
The owner’s office was repurposed from the former living room on the opposite side of the house. Lights that change colors add soft pizazz to glass-fronted custom built-ins that flank the fireplace and display a bourbon collection. A wall between the office and formal dining room was opened and a beam installed to create a two-sided wet bar that has access from both rooms. The bluish-gray painted wet bar was decked out with glass doors, interior lighting and a Fantasy Brown granite countertop.
The enlarged and expansive kitchen, with an elongated wall of cabinets that extends into the hearth room mixes two color palettes — off white perimeter cabinets and a bluish-gray island, all of which are set off by titanium countertops. A notch in the kitchen was conveniently converted into a pantry.
An existing powder room was increased in size by extending one of the walls into the kitchen area. The entry into the powder room was relocated to be closer to the back door that leads to an inground pool. A new vanity, tile floor laid in a herringbone pattern, wallpaper and light fixture blended stylish functionality with striking aesthetics.
A sliding back door was replaced by a three-foot, full-light door and Hardieplank lap siding was trimmed out and painted. The renovation also involved duct work manipulation, painting all the windows on the house, and extensive plumbing and electrical work.
Interior Design: Tessalations
Lumber: Watts Home Center
Drywall: Alvarado’s Drywall
Electric: Wakefield Electric
Plumbing: Crestwood Plumbing
Flooring: Rivercity Flooring
Cabinets: Cornerstone Kitchens
Tile: Louisville Tile
Trim Carpentry: Larry Hibbard
Painting: Angel Torres
Countertops: Trademark Stone
Appliances: Trend Appliance
Tile installation: Borcherding Contracting
Wallpaper Hanging: Alan Minzerberger
Paint; Sherwin Williams