Portfolio Naples March 2017 - Page 93

SMALL RENOVATIONS MEAN BIG TRANSFORMATIONS Builder: BCB Homes & Interior Designer: Godfrey Design Consultants By: Ashley Wells When you look at a home punctuated without removing any walls or changing When you think about remodeling your home, you may have images of by elaborate curves and arches, ornamen- the foundation or footprint of a home. complete construction chaos that in- tal ironwork, and concrete columns, the e layout of your home may be perfect, clude major disruptions and inconven- thought of eliminating these features and it’s simply the angles, finishes and mate- ience to your daily life. What you may transitioning to something more contem- rials that are defining the tone of your not realize is that the process can be porary can seem daunting. e fact is, es- space. removing unnecessary moldings on quite manageable and there are many pecially when working with an small renovations and simple solutions experienced and strategic renovation cabinetry, refinishing or repainting that can completely transform the team, the before and after is more easily surfaces and replacing bulky or heavy door handles can com- presentation and style of pletely change the look of your home. a kitchen or bathroom. Mediterranean-inspired in most cases, you can’t décor with heavy embell- even tell that the same ishments, rich textures and cabinets are in place and rustic accents have ex- that zero demolition or ploded within the last restructuring was re- decade and many of the quired in the room. established communities e lighting within a in Southwest Florida in- home also plays a huge role clude homes that are built in setting the right mood with this type of architec- and supporting the overall tural design. While still renovation goals. replac- beautiful in their own ing chandeliers and other right, we are beginning to light fixtures with updated see more and more re- Above: After renovation, Living room Below: Before renovation, Living room counterparts is another quests for renovations that small change that can step in a different and wholly reinvent your more simplified direction. home’s ambiance. e cleaner lines and another area which can lighter palettes that align sometimes be overlooked with a coastal contempo- is the ceiling. the use of rary concept have been color is the simplest way stealing the spotlight in to change this expansive the design world and are and underrated area. cof- expected to take an even fered and coved ceilings stronger hold as we con- can contribute to dra- tinue into 2017. matic dimension and in- e idea is to create terest in the right room, more with less and to in- while in some instances, corporate natural materials depending on other ele- and textures that add in- terest without weighing down the room. attainable than you can imagine. often, ments of the space, it may work better e creation of bright and open spaces refinishing cabinetry, replacing hardware to keep things simple. Excessive and empty wall space that with elegant lines also uncovers decora- on doors, eliminating heavy drapery and tor-friendly environments where bold art ornamental light fixtures, and applying a may have you frantic to visit the next art and colored accents can become a focal softer color of paint, can completely trans- festival has never been so appealing. adding wall panels or wainscoting can point while the space maintains a desir- form a space. all of these changes can be made instantly create warmth and interest to able and uncluttered feel. Opposite page: After renovation, Living room PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 91