East 13th Remodel


We love it when a home owner decides to remodel an existing home, rather than tear it down and start over. It gives us an opportunity to explore what the real potential of the house is, while retaining a bit of history in the neighborhood.

This project was in complete disrepair and neglect (to say the least).  The small footprint, low ceiling height and disconnected floor plan made the house feel cramped and uninviting.

The first design move we made was to vault the ceilings in the living room, kitchen and master bedroom, while also removing walls between the kitchen, living room and hall ways to make one large, open space. We also moved the existing master closet and rerouted the entry to the master to allow for a more functional master bedroom. The pier and beam foundation allowed us to easily reroute plumbing in the bathrooms to give those spaces a better design as well – including a separate water closet in the master bathroom.

Sustainable updates include a tankless water heater, spray foam insulation, high efficiency lighting, a new, efficient HVAC system, low VOC paint, quartz countertops, a new roof, and all new windows and doors.

DMA designed and built the large custom, blue pine and steel sliding door that hides the laundry room.

Photography and Staging by Reagen Taylor Photography.