Check out these residential renovations by THE IDEA CO—updating homes and making them more livable!
When Phil and Jill bought their home, they wanted to transform it into a place where they could entertain. THE IDEA CO renovated about 70 percent of the house—the kitchen, a bath, common areas, and an added sunroom.
“We wanted to invite people over and hear them say, ‘we love spending time at your house.’” ~Jill
“The goal was a home that friends consider a destination for all sorts of gatherings. Mission accomplished. I literally could hand my keys over to Koko and trust him.” ~Phil
After being home and schoolhouse for six homeschooled kids, it was time to update Mike and Debra’s house into a gathering place for the next generation. It started with an upstairs bath. But within the year, THE IDEA CO had completely updated the entire house, upstairs and down, repurposing, expanding, and updating spaces along the way. And, because the family was living in the house during renovation, the crew had to work clean and stay on a tight schedule.
“Every Friday night, we have everyone over for ‘the gathering.’ Teens. Grandchildren. Everyone. We needed it kid friendly, but we also wanted it pretty. THE IDEA CO helped us create a house that’s a place of refuge—for our family and other people.” ~Debra
“Koko did what he said and more. Even after the job was finished and we had paid them, they came over to adjust some things. They really wanted us to be satisfied. And we are.” ~Mike
The home had a lot of character, but the bedroom serving as the master was a little cramped and lacked closet space. Through ingenuity and expansion, THE IDEA CO turned the space into a modern and comfortable master suite. To start with, we removed the existing closets, making the bedroom more spacious. Then we added a small addition that includes a modern ensuite master bath and a walk-in close, accessible to the bedroom through a barn door. The new edition also has access to the yard, via a small deck.
“We first got in touch with THE IDEA CO through a friend in real estate. Koko came out and took a look. We felt really at ease with the process and how they document and manage everything. Koko was knowledgeable and trustworthy.” ~Jon
“They were really patient working with us on concepts and managing costs. They helped us know where to cut, so the final outcome would be what we wanted.” ~Danielle
“10 out of 10! We would recommend THE IDEA CO. The process was great. They weren’t the cheapest. But they seemed to be the best. They absolutely delivered on that.” ~Jon
So much about a house starts in the kitchen. For this renovation, the assignment was to take out some walls and make the kitchen “gorgeous.” THE IDEA CO opened walls to the rest of the house, replaced cabinets and appliances, added some touches in the other areas, and added a nine-foot island as a gathering place and generous work space.
“I pointed at that wall, when KOKO met with me. I said, I want these walls gone and the kitchen gorgeous, so people walk in and say, ‘wow!’ And that’s exactly what they did.” ~Elizabeth
When it came time to upgrade, THE IDEA CO started by taking it to the studs. We built a kitchen with separate spaces, so this cooking couple could work together comfortably. With a central sink, refrigerator to the right, stove to the left, a coffee bar, a butler’s pantry leading to the garage, expansive counters, and additional storage space, the new kitchen is efficient for preparing food and comfortable for entertaining.
“It’s really made a difference. I’ve been surprised at how much difference it’s made. All I wanted were pretty cabinets. Now we have a place for everything and it looks neat all the time. The way it’s set up, it flows really easily.” ~Gayle