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THE

HOMES
ISSUE

homes

AT LEFT;
Adding a large walk-in
closet adjacent to the stairs
provides a space for coats
and a vacuum cleaner now
but has plenty of room for an
entire wardrobe should the
need ever arise.
BOTTOM LEFT:
A shelf added over another
radiator provides plenty
of space for houseplants,
photographers, or whatnots.

Principal players on this remodel job:
Building Specialists, Inc. - General contractors
Premier Carpentry and Trim - Demolition
Framing - Finish Carpentry
John T Morgan Roofing - Roofing
Morris Tile - Tile materials
Arttile Inc - Tile installation
Ideal Cabinet Design Studio - Cabinets and countertops
Ferguson Enterprises - Plumbing Fixtures
Layman Contracting - Plumbing Installation
Keenan Electric - Electric Installation
Bud Weaver Heating and Air Conditioning - HVAC

Once settling on the location for the sink, Curry's
next job was to create a workable placement of the
appliances.
"Mike had the best idea," she says.
He suggested she use several large boxes to make
models of the appliances she had picked out. Then,
moving them around the room, she could see what fit
where to produce the best layout and keep the flow.
The finished space sports all new GE stainless steel
appliances from Vinton Appliance Center in Vinton.
They replaced the original asbestos linoleum with
2'x1' rye-colored ceramic tile. Ideal Cabinet Studio
on Franklin Road created custom cabinets, topped
with granite.
And that pesky radiator? They covered it with a
handy bar, perfect for cooling pies. Shutters on the
windows, a subway tile backsplash, and an undermount, stainless steel farmhouse sink finish the
seamless 1920s vibe.

The foyer
Large enough to be a room of its own, the home's
front entry almost seemed like wasted space. So, to
take advantage and complete the lower living plan,
BSI constructed a large walk-in closet adjacent to
the stairs. Currently providing space for coats and a
vacuum cleaner, the closet has plenty of room for an
entire wardrobe.
Aging in place renovations aren't always an easy
task. Especially when you want to keep the character
of the original construction. But once again, BSI pulled
it off beautifully. When asked, "What's next?" Curry
replies, "I think I'm good for a while." I

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