It is a pleasure to share the transformation of an old house into a cheerful home. Is remodeling It was made in Minneapolis (USA) by M. Valdes Architects and received a BLEND award at 2011.
It is a classic house in 2 plants, of revoked bricks with details of siding type panels on the sides, a small porch, roofs to 2 waters, very ventilated, bright, and inexpensive.
Originally the house looked sad and subdued. The renovation gave it luminosity and good taste. But it was not a change only in form, but also in substance. Piping and electrical installations in poor condition were replaced. The new materials ensured safety and efficiency in maintenance.
The remodeling of the small bungalow was organized by its owners and builders in two stages, during which the original floors were expanded into 2 rooms on the ground floor. The new house includes a comfortable and bright divided environment, with integrated living room and modern kitchen, game room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The kitchen and the front of the house were completed in the second stage of the work.
The setting and decoration was very careful. With floating wood floors on the ground floor and ceramics on the top floor. Neutral and serene colors in the range of green and light blue combined with full white door frames. The lighting was taken care of both in the artifacts and the entrances of daylight. The furniture respected the Classic of the house, keeping the light tone of the woods and combining the modern with the old in its right balance.
Its exteriors were not left aside, as stonemasons and a traditional vegetable garden were organized in the front and other hanging ones on one side. Its simplicity does not prevent appreciating the charm and practicality that this proposal represents.
The final effect of the change seems magical: a new spirit in a old house, which offers beautiful details and inspiring ideas.
Credits Photos: Ben Roosa for M. Valdes Architects