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With five kids, the homeowners needed room for their large family and space to homeschool. A huge renovation was necessary for them to function and add their personal style. The design team completely overhauled the entire house, replaced all windows, replaced siding with stucco, and changed the aesthetic of the exterior. They remodeled every square inch of the interior. The whole home had to be extensively touched, so keeping the budget intact while checking all the boxes while utilizing the existing footprint was the primary goal. 

The design team’s challenge was to transform this four-bedroom home into a seven-bedroom home, giving each child their own room, along with a primary bedroom and guest bedroom, plus home-schooling space. They repurposed the formal living room and office on the main floor to bring the primary suite to the main level. A small addition over a covered basement porch provided space for the primary closet. The basement was completely overhauled to add a guest bedroom/office with egress, a full bath, a workout room, a TV watching and bar area, and a large playroom. They divided the second level to incorporate an open loft and another bedroom upstairs.


Kara Kersten Design


OAK Design Studio

Photos by

Nate Sheets


Engineer: Foundation Engineering Specialists – Erik Messner  Hardware: Kwikset, Emtek  Plumbing Fixtures: Delta, Moen Wall Coverings: Schumacher, Phillip Jeffries  Paint: Sherwin Williams

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