Del Ray 203K Project Story

Posted By on Aug 22, 2013 | 0 comments

By Jessica Cannon

The biggest change, and main focus of the home remodel, was to take all the walls down in the first floor to create a “great room”. The existing floor plan included the living room up front, powder room in the middle, followed by the kitchen and dining room in the back and were all separate rooms. We opened up the entire floor and moved the powder room to the back corner of the home. The “rooms” got moved around a bit so the living room was at the front of the house, followed by the dining room and kitchen. We also added a large pantry near the kitchen and powder room for additional kitchen storage. The open plan/great room completely changed the feel of the house, which previously felt very small…now it’s an open and airy space.

modern stair rail

Custom Handrail

I love the finishes we selected for the 1st floor. These included:

Wellmade Carbonized strand bamboo though out the great room (with matching flush vent registers)
Merillat Classic cabinetry in the kitchen (Portrait Maple door with Sable stain and 5 piece drawer fronts)
With CoreGaurd Sink base & upgraded full extension/soft close drawers
Cambria Laneshaw countertops
Glass brick-style backsplash tile
Elkay Avado stainless steel sink
Delta Trinsic pulldown faucet
New appliances
Main paint color: Benjamin Moore Natural Wicker
Accent wall paint color: Benjamin Moore Sienna Clay

All of the bathrooms (a total of 3 remodeled bathrooms) now have dual flush toilets – Kohler Persuade dual flush toilets (white).

In the 2nd floor of the home, we adjusted/relocated some of the walls to create a larger master bedroom and master bathroom. We changed out all of the doors throughout the 2nd floor and installed new carpet (Floorcraft “Featured Event” color: Highlight) up the stairs and in all of the rooms and halls on this level. Everything also got a new coat of paint.

The 2nd floor has two full bathrooms. These bathrooms were fully remodeled and include the following:

delta in2ition shower


Master Bathroom:

Kohler Forte single hole faucet
Delta In2ition 2/1 shower with Classic Monitor series valve trim
Kichler Tully light above the vanity
Shower Enclosure/Door Kohler Levity bypass door with roller track
Floor Tile: Happy Floors NeosTile Silver (12×24”)
Shower Floor Tile: Happy Floors NeosTile Silver (2×2” mosaic)
Wall Tile: Happy Floors NeosTile Chalk (12×24”)
Wall Accent/Listello: Dal Tile Coastal Keystones – Block Random Mosaic – Tropical Thunder
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Gunmetal



We named the hall bathroom “The Sanctuary” and chose finishes and products that would create a luxurious & stress free environment. We removed a window in the tub/shower area and installed glass block to allow privacy but not lose the natural light. We also replaced the standard tub with a deep soaking tub.

modern bathroom remodel




Hall Bathroom:

Moen Voss single hole lavatory faucet
Mirabelle Edenton acrylic soaking tub
Delta In2ition 2/1 shower with Addison valve trim and tub spout
Kichler Freeport light over the vanity
Shower locker – Kohler Pilaster
Floor Tile: Happy Floors NeosTile Grafite (12×24”)
Wall Tile: Happy Floors NeosTile Silver (12×24”)
Wall mosaic tile – glass (provided by client)
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Mozart Blue



This project also includes a variety of other items that needed to be updated. These include:

New shingles on the roof (Burnt Sienna – Certainteed 30 year architectural singles)
Replacing the exterior vinyl siding (Light Maple)
Removing a deck & grading/landscaping the back yard
Installing a new patio door in the back of the house (Anderson 6’ gliding door)
Installing 2 sets of new windows in the front of the house
New front door and Fypon door frame around the exterior portion of the door
Complete new lighting and electrical plan in the first and second floors
Installation of “The Nest” (sensor-driven, Wi Fi-enabled, learning, and programmable thermostat)
Insulation in the attic to accomplish R-38 value

My favorite design element in this project is the custom handrail, newel post, and balusters for the steps that was created by Carlos, our extremely talented finish carpenter. This is a fully customized maple wood creation that is one of a kind. This design brings all of the elements of this home together and is a truly exceptional piece.

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