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Sarah & John

Sarah bought her 90s builder-grade home when she was pregnant with her first child. Two years later, John entered their lives, and the rest, they say, is history. Their home has plenty of room for their growing kids, and it is right next to an active playground. But most importantly, the house is full of memories, including their wedding in front of their living room fireplace. They want to stay, but with the awkward layout, unleveled floors, and cramped back deck, the house desperately needs an overhaul. We managed Sarah and John’s conflicting design styles to rework the dining room, kitchen, living room, and back deck to give the family a bright, modern, beautiful home.

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wdt_ID Room Product Type Style Product Company company_link Product Code/Sku
1 Throughout Pot Lights HLB4LED HLB4LED HALO HLB4 LED
2 Throughout Measurements Room Measurement Services Room Measurement Services Urban Measure N/A
3 Throughout Wall Paint Eider White Eider White Sherwin Williams SW 7014
4 Entry Front Door Hardware Transitional Heritage Monolithic Tubular Entry Set With Aston Lever - Lh, Swing In. Transitional Heritage Monolithic Tubular Entry Set With Aston Lever - Lh, Swing In. Emtek 4717US19
5 Entry Storage Cabinet Paint Eider White Eider White Sherwin Williams SW 7014
6 Dining Room Chandelier Summer Five Light Chandelier Summer Five Light Chandelier Generation Lighting 3175905-112
7 Dining Room Barn Door Hanging Hardware Modern Rectangular Top Mount - Steel Modern Rectangular Top Mount - Steel Emtek B120108US19
8 Us19, Flat Wheel Style & Flat Rack Fastener
9 Dining Room Barn Door Hardware Warwick Appliance Pull Flat Black Warwick Appliance Pull Flat Black Emtek 86712SUS19
10 Powder Room Lighting Adelaide 2 - Light Vanity Adelaide 2 - Light Vanity Generation Lighting VS2472MBK

Before & After


Before, Sarah and John used the front of their house as an office space and squeezed their dining room against the back door. To help with the traffic flow, we moved their dining room to the front of the house and connected it to the kitchen with a modern barn door. The glass lets in plenty of natural light and can also double as a sleek art fixture.


Quickly into the renovation process, we learned that Sarah loved light, natural tones, while John preferred darker ones. Compromises always have to be made, but we wanted the living room, the place where they were married, to represent both Sarah and John. So, we incorporated both their styles by pairing their new, white-tiled fireplace with stunning, black-framed shelves, proving that differences can complement one another.


With a playground located right outside, Sarah and John decided that their family would get the most use out of their backyard by expanding their deck. With this new space, they now have plenty of outdoor seating to host birthday parties, have barbecues, or simply watch their kids play with their friends. It’s never been easier than ever for them to connect with neighbors and friends.


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Art Director: MH Interiors
Construction Lead: Envision Custom Renovations

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