A Sea Inspired Remodel
When Paul & Joanna approached us with the desire to do a full-scale remodel of their oceanfront penthouse, we couldn't have been more excited. Although the 1970's condo had breathtaking views of Bethany beach, the dated interior was far from impressive. We had one goal in mind with this remodel, and that was to make the interior as beautiful as the view outdoors. Here’s a look at what we did:
Believe it or not, but there used to be a wall where the island is. The old kitchen was small, dated, and closed off. To open up the kitchen and improve the overall flow of the space, we removed the wall and raised the ceiling about 6 inches. Now, the waterfall quartz island makes a stunning statement when you walk in the door, and creates additional prep space and seating for entertaining. Keeping to our mission of bringing the beauty of the outdoors in, we painted the walls a coastal blue and selected a mosaic tile with blue and teal hues for the backsplash, reminiscent of the sparkling ocean. Engineered "maple cinnamon" hardwood floors warm up the space, and rose gold pendant lights bring a nice contrast to the new stainless steel appliances.
Off the kitchen is a laundry room where we installed a solid surface countertop over the washer and dryer, and guest bedroom.
The guest bathroom was transformed into a modern oasis with a floating vanity and floor to ceiling tile. Taking cues from the beach, the tile has an organic look and waved texture, like freshly raked sand.
Beautiful archways welcomes you into the living area. We created extra storage and buffet area in the dining room by extending the counter top and adding cabinets on the reverse side of sink. For the wet bar, we made the alcove deeper in order to fit new cabinets and wine fridge. We continued the hardwood floors from the kitchen into the living area, and painted the walls a soothing blue color.
In the master bedroom, the homeowners needed an area to serve as a workspace. We removed a closet in order to create a small nook for the office. Because the space used to be a closet, there was an electrical panel in the center of the wall. In order to conceal the electrical box (but still allow easy access to it), we designed a focal wall with three decorative shelves, one of which conceals the electrical panel. The master bathroom is another show stopper with floor to ceiling tile, modern fixtures, and a beautiful tiled feature wall in the shower.
New interior doors, crown molding, and coastal decor add the finishing touch to this full-scale remodel. The owners now have an interior that is as lovely as their oceanfront view.