Here’s a prime example of a house that was purchased with the intention of fully renovating it to create a customized family home. This included remodeling the original kitchen which was very small and crammed. The homeowner had a pre-determined vision for a family-friendly kitchen that also allowed for comfortable entertaining. When Harmoni Designs was hired to develop the floor plan and design, the homeowner already had a binder full of ideas that she compiled over several years. By listening closely to the client’s desires and understanding the family’s cooking & entertaining style, Harmoni Designs designed the space for optimal flow between the kitchen, adjacent formal dining room, and the main traffic area of the house. The kitchen was enlarged by incorporating adjacent spaces and completely opening load-bearing walls, maximizing the usable space. All the cabinetry was custom-designed by Harmoni Designs, eliminating the need for a third-party kitchen designer and thereby increasing the design continuity for the client. The kitchen was carefully designed to work with the existing elements of the house, complementing it with additional natural light while gaining a more harmonious connection to the exterior green space.
Martin Johannessen helped communicate design and client expectations during the construction phase and worked closely with both the client and the contractors, ensuring accountability that led to a quality end product. Because of Martin’s interior design expertise, the process was simplified by working with one firm for both design and construction documentation – all resulting in a better controlled end product and positive overall process.
The client was impressed with Martin’s consultation and his attention to detail. As she puts it, “Martin may not tell you what you want to hear, but he will tell you what you need to hear.” Any homeowner can appreciate that. Surprises may be fun at parties. Not so much when undergoing a large home remodeling project.
The client summarized her positive experience by stating: “Martin encouraged us to broaden our minds around design of the space, while keeping us connected to our original vision.”
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