Updating house with half walls
Over the last decade we’ve spent quite a bit of time and energy remodeling mid-century modern homes (MCMs).
Lead times will vary, depending on our schedule and the materials involved.Here are a few common characteristics of MCM homes: The foundations are solid- enough to support a second story addition (when desired), the framing is usually in good shape- which is easy to supplement, and there is quite often pre-existing stone work and other textures- which is desirable to retain during the remodel and would be expensive to replicate on a new home. The electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems have been working hard for nearly 60 years and it’s time to update them.A typical ‘complaint’ of an MCM client is that some/ all of the systems are simply worn out (read: dripping faucets, commonly tripped circuit breakers, inadequate heat).The fireplace gets a contemporary update with a new marble surround, a floating mantel and a hearth.The homeowners gained space by eliminating the huge stone wall, and the brighter wall color makes the room seem even bigger.
Actually the area is one big ‘great room’ but it has a half-wall that helps define the individual areas.