Mid-Century Modern brought up to the 21st century

New Hope, MN

2017 Fall Remodelers Showcase

Award-2017 City of New Hope Total Home Renovation

Jolynn Johnson, owner of CK+B, gained 2 hours to her day by moving 3 blocks from the showroom. A 1961 rambler was gutted and remodeled to accommodate a simpler lifestyle and 55 plus living. Every room changed location as she designed this home to fit her needs now and in the future.

Objectives: 55+ living with future aging in place requirements, One bathroom on this level of home for both guests and clients, Lots of storage and lighting

Design challenges and solutions

  • This room was a bedroom, all mechanicals needed to be moved or added. The soil stack could only be in one location and the window could not be move
  • 2-Pocket doors were added, from hallway and master bedroom. This also helped with keeping the floor space open and easier access.
  • Large curb less shower with trench drain, bench, 2-grab bars, heated tile floor, niche, hand-held shower head and heavy clear glass shower door. Everything accessible for aging-in-place
  • Contemporary styling with walnut wood cabinets , white and brown marble tile (including the vanity mirror surround) and white Corian counter tops and sink
  • Long vanity with 2 sinks. Height of vanity had to be under the window trim. Taller and deeper toe kicks for better wheelchair access. Vanity looks like all drawers-but the 2 sink cabinets are doors.
  • Ample Storage: each drawer has a drawer with in the drawer (extra 6 drawers), wall cabinets next to each vanity, 3 recess medicine cabinets, tall linen cabinet (open shelves below because the doors would hit the toilet and a place to store scale on bottom)
  • Toilet has a washlet to help with clean-up in the future and grab paper holder

Special Features: Heated towel bar and floors, niche under recess medicine cabinets and lighting: Thin wall sconces, decorative ceiling fan and puck lights

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