In/Out Makeover

In/Out Makeover

Flip a coin …makeover or a Do-Over? The decision to stay in the old home or build a new home hinged on three goals. They needed more space, but wanted to keep their view and proximity to family. The prospect of a new home, designed and built their way, was tempting. They purchased land and started a new home design, twice, but the lake view and family proximity were too compelling to leave. That’s it, time for a major kitchen & pool makeover.


Canyon Lake, TX (Designed 2013; Built 2014)


the active island

Personalized remodel!


400SF; custom cabinets, center island

Client’s Style:

transitional victorian


The Sketch, The Details, The Docs

Lifestyle Features:
  • over-sized pantry for bulk food and appliance storage
  • recycled finish materials for low-maintenance and high visual impact
  • large holiday closet for efficient and spacious holiday storage
  • under counter dog run for the family pet bed
  • unique built-in display cabinet
  • garden window over the sink to welcome the outside in
  • multi-purpose serving/dining island
Environment Solutions:
  • local plants to reduce water consumption and improve appearance
  • add low-e windows to enhance natural light, provide supervisory view of the pool, reduce heat gain and improve enclosure insulation value
  • low voc paint for a fresh look and good air quality
  • flagstone platforms for safe passage down the hill to the lake
Community Influence
  • strategic screening to provide privacy in the pool, but maintain a view from the home to the lake
  • maintain footprint to keep the home right-sized for the neighborhood

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