Walczak Design & Build


Essex Eclectic Farmhouse Renovation

Our clients adored their homes and community. With roots established and their kids in school, a move was not an option, yet their home was no longing serving them. They needed more functional floor space for everyone to spread out and for their things to go. In addition, we had to remediate rot and structural issues to be sure the home was safe for years to come.
Within the constraints of the existing home footprint, we devised a plan to relocate the primary bedroom and bathroom from the second floor to the first by repurposing a playroom, closet, and bathroom giving the adults some separation from the kids and the kids more space on the second floor. With the former first-floor bathroom now dedicated to the primary suite, we added a new powder and coat closet near the main entry by borrowing some space from the living room. Additionally, we gutted the former side entry, studio, and loft to create a formal mudroom and family room with immediate access to their bucolic backyard patio and open office space for working from home. And last but certainly not least, the kitchen was completely renovated from top to bottom. With the removal of a small wall and widening of entry the kitchen now truly feels like the heart of the home.