- August 9, 2018
This breathtaking Craftsman-style remodel in the Coventry Village neighborhood of Cleveland Heights, Ohio features Arts & Crafts tile by the famed Motawi Tileworks out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, custom oak cabinetry, oak floors, and includes a kitchen, dining room, butler’s pantry, TV room, mudroom and full bathroom.
After relocating the main structural supports holding up the 2nd floor of the home the kitchen was relocated from the dark and out of the way north part of the house to the sunny, south side of the house. The kitchen, which includes a nearly 10 foot long island, is now centrally located and acts as the 24/7/365 family hub.
Entertaining is easy in this 100+ year old home now that the floor plan has been fixed! And just off the backdoor mudroom is a full bath that doubles as a doggie wash for Floyd, the homeowner’s shaggy, mud-loving,75 pound Labradoodle.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
|Challenges:||Re-engineering and rebuilding the main structural supports that hold up the middle of the house; integrating new oak cabinets, trim and floors to coordinate with existing wood; reworking out of balance radiant steam heat system which included adding new (salvaged) radiators in new locations.|
|Features:||Custom, quarter-sawn oak cabinets with dovetailed drawers and soft close glides and hinges; period and style-specific tile, light fixtures and hardware; stainless steel appliances; custom-finished electrical cover plates on backsplash.|
|Comments:||We remain completely in awe of the renovation. The house is just working for us so much better than it ever did.|
“Karlovec & Company clearly cared to protect and restore our 105 year old home. They maintained its character, gave us top of the line quality and craftsmanship, and prioritized functionality and livability. Jim’s design choices were excellent, his team was professional, and his subcontractors kept to his high standards. We highly recommend Karlovec & Company.”
“After being away on vacation for two weeks we remembered that a year ago your team had just demo’d our house. Cooking at home reminded us how much we love our kitchen. What a difference a year makes. It was worth every dollar!”