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Watermelon Run

This transformation was amazing. Adding mud rooms to garages has become quite popular, and we had fun designing this one. The flow from the garage to the mud room to the kitchen just made sense, so the final product felt like it was always a part of the house.

Photography by Bailey Baker, Charleston Home & Design

It started with a kitchen that was chopped off from the living room, and a tiny foyer entry from the garage to the kitchen. We framed a floor system in the garage for the new mud room and used some of the space in the frog room above the garage for our vaulted ceiling. Then we gutted the kitchen and removed the half bath and two load bearing walls to open up the kitchen into the living room. The peninsula gave our client a nice bar and food prep center for gatherings.

Then came the objective of relocating the half bath. The closet next to the stairs was a little too small, so we tore out and re-framed the wall further out to give us enough room to meet code for a half bath. The wallpaper and brass finishes were a brilliant touch.

Finally, the screened porch was framed up to match the existing floors, insulated, and sheetrocked. A mini split was added to ensure plenty of air conditioning and heating, and red oak floors were installed to match. The french doors and Pella exterior windows and doors added plenty of natural light for afternoon reading and morning coffee.

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