The centerpiece of the renovation is the existing garage that was converted into a kitchen. The lofted storage space and a family member’s ladder informed the remaining design decisions while leaving opportunities for careful integration of laundry facilities and a pullout liquor shelf in the form of the bedroom door. While this could have easily been a broom closet or filled in with another inventive trim detail, the beachhouse vibe called for a hidden liquor cabinet in the extra 6″.
Whether at the beach or further inland, everyone deserves good indoor air quality. During design, the clients choose an induction range and a high quality exhaust hood to extract cooking vapors. Removing gas from the kitchen also saved on plumbing costs and the extra work required to extend a methane gas line from the street.
Leaving the kitchen for the primary bedroom, guests discover the bathroom is not a separate space but is actually integrated into the hallway. If someone needs a quick rinse-off, they can do so without occupying the toilet room and vice versa. If more privacy is needed, they slide the door/bar into place.