As the owner of WJM Designs, I personally enjoy working as a team, bringing together people with different expertise to produce incredible results. This team included the investor, an interior designer, the builder and WJM Designs as the overall designer. The team worked together passing ideas back and forth to give this 1300 square foot, 1950’s ranch home quite the makeover.
The original home was not in bad shape, but it was visually dated with rooms in tightly fit small rectangles that gave it a very closed-in feeling.
The proposed design was a radical change from the original layout and required some engineering for a 35′ beam to open up the center of the home providing a large open area that included the kitchen, dining, living and a keeping room with a fireplace. A two car garage and master bedroom and bath were also added giving the residence over 2600 square feet, more than double the size of the original house.
The subdivision where this home is located in DeKalb County is from the 1950’s so some thought was required to revamp the exterior and having it visually pleasing and conforming to the rest of the neighborhood. The initial exterior design was very close to the final product.
The finished home is a spectacular example of combining talents to turn an outdated house into a modern home for a growing family.
CONTRACTOR/INVESTOR: ShaRock Properties