Welcome Home: A Tudor-Themed Remodel in Phases

The Wills Company adds curb appeal and improves living space in a 1930s Tudor



Moveable Feats To create a home that fi ts the clients’ lifestyle and maximizes space, the designers added 1,500 square feet and repurposed some rooms: the living room became the dining room; the dining room a kitchen; and the kitchen a mudroom/office.

Cabinet Cap Instead of stopping abruptly at the end of the cabinet run, Wills created a decorative curved shelf unit. The shelves don’t take space from the interior of the cabinet box and they “balance that view of the kitchen,” Wills says. “It would look odd if the cabinets ended in a square there.”

Multiuse Mania An off ice space, a mudroom, a pet feeding station — “a high-use facility” is how the homeowner describes this room. Local cabinetmaker Stephen House created the custom cabinetry from birch and poplar, with some MDF in the flat panels. Simple canvas bins from Target fill the shelves for easy storage, and a plastic laminate-lined drawer above the pet feeding station holds dog food.

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