The Anatomy of a
Remodel
Design by

JD Designs
From 1937 Bungalow to
21st Century Prairie Style
Street View
The original house (cir. 1937) was approx. 1100 sq.ft. with 2 bedrooms and 1
bath, living room, dining room, k...
Main Floor Plan
Before

After
Front Porch
New windows with ‘Prairie Grids’
and stacked stone veneer wainscot
added

Column Detail with Prairie Style
fea...
Porch Detail
•
•
•

•
•
•

Horizontal v-groove siding
Stacked ledge stone veneer with
stone water table ledge
Vertical gra...
Original Living Room Fire Place
Finished Living Room
Stacked stone veneer added to original fireplace, New windows with
Craftsman style trim, new hardwood...
Original kitchen/dining
• The kitchen (to the left
side) and dining room
become a new Master
Bedroom suite. The
illegal ro...
Before and During of Kitchen
Conversion to Master Bedroom/Bath
Looking through old dining room
to new addition

Rough framing of new Great
Room added to rear
New hallway leading to
new Great Room.
Prairie style semi-flush
mount light fixtures.
Master entrance is off
to the left.
Detached garage is now connected
The original 4-car garage was originally detached, but the new plan
incorporated attachin...
Great Room
Rough framing of rear wall

Corner fireplace
Kitchen
Rough frame of the kitchen
showing corner pantry

Cabinets and counter tops
installed
Finished Kitchen
Clear maple Shaker style cabinets, Corian countertops with tile
backsplash, vegetable sink in island, Bui...
Great Room Nook
During

After
Hall Bath
Before

After
Master Bath
3x5 shower with corner seat
and shampoo niche

Double sinks with tower cabinet
After Master Bath
Tankless Water
Heater
Takagi tankless water
heater is about the
size of a briefcase and
hangs on a wall. This
water heater...
Backyard
Addition over Garage
Original garage with roof removed

After
Upper Floor Plan
Prepping for structural reinforcement: large concrete piers cut into
slab, getting ready for steel I beam to be set under ...
Pre-fabricated steel beam lifted by crane into roof
structure and then set into place
Local zoning code required off-set of upper floor walls from side
setback; i.e. the higher you go, the further back you ne...
In order to comply with the upper floor setback issue, I used 5 foot high
exterior walls with large expanse sloped ceiling...
This 700 sq.ft. space, although used as an office now, can have multiple
uses such as a large game room, theater room, sec...
Bathroom
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Follow along to watch the transformation of a 1100 square foot 1930's bungalow change into an updated Prairie Style Craftsman home with a final total of 2700 square feet. This home includes an attached in-laws quarters above the 4 car garage that can also double as a second Master Suite or home office.

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The Anatomy of a remodel

  1. 1. The Anatomy of a Remodel Design by JD Designs From 1937 Bungalow to 21st Century Prairie Style
  2. 2. Street View The original house (cir. 1937) was approx. 1100 sq.ft. with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry with a detached 4 car garage in the rear of the property. The final result was 2700 sq.ft. including 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen/nook/family great room. Before After
  3. 3. Main Floor Plan Before After
  4. 4. Front Porch New windows with ‘Prairie Grids’ and stacked stone veneer wainscot added Column Detail with Prairie Style features
  5. 5. Porch Detail • • • • • • Horizontal v-groove siding Stacked ledge stone veneer with stone water table ledge Vertical grain Douglas Fir front door with dentil shelf and stained glass panels Custom Frank Lloyd Wright house number plaque Rubbed Bronze door knocker and mail slot Stylized column design (only 1 post is structural)
  6. 6. Original Living Room Fire Place
  7. 7. Finished Living Room Stacked stone veneer added to original fireplace, New windows with Craftsman style trim, new hardwood flooring, recessed bookshelf niche to the left of the fireplace (awaiting installation of cabinetry)
  8. 8. Original kitchen/dining • The kitchen (to the left side) and dining room become a new Master Bedroom suite. The illegal room addition to the rear is removed and 1000 sq.ft. of new living area is added.
  9. 9. Before and During of Kitchen Conversion to Master Bedroom/Bath
  10. 10. Looking through old dining room to new addition Rough framing of new Great Room added to rear
  11. 11. New hallway leading to new Great Room. Prairie style semi-flush mount light fixtures. Master entrance is off to the left.
  12. 12. Detached garage is now connected The original 4-car garage was originally detached, but the new plan incorporated attaching it to the main structure with direct internal access to and from the garage.
  13. 13. Great Room Rough framing of rear wall Corner fireplace
  14. 14. Kitchen Rough frame of the kitchen showing corner pantry Cabinets and counter tops installed
  15. 15. Finished Kitchen Clear maple Shaker style cabinets, Corian countertops with tile backsplash, vegetable sink in island, Built-in refrigerator, strip lighting above cabinets and pendant lighting over island, microwave built-in island (out of view)
  16. 16. Great Room Nook During After
  17. 17. Hall Bath Before After
  18. 18. Master Bath 3x5 shower with corner seat and shampoo niche Double sinks with tower cabinet
  19. 19. After Master Bath
  20. 20. Tankless Water Heater Takagi tankless water heater is about the size of a briefcase and hangs on a wall. This water heater provides hot water for this house that is 2700 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms. The closet that it is located in is only 18” deep.
  21. 21. Backyard
  22. 22. Addition over Garage Original garage with roof removed After
  23. 23. Upper Floor Plan
  24. 24. Prepping for structural reinforcement: large concrete piers cut into slab, getting ready for steel I beam to be set under ceiling joists, 4 car garage becomes 3 car garage.
  25. 25. Pre-fabricated steel beam lifted by crane into roof structure and then set into place
  26. 26. Local zoning code required off-set of upper floor walls from side setback; i.e. the higher you go, the further back you need to be
  27. 27. In order to comply with the upper floor setback issue, I used 5 foot high exterior walls with large expanse sloped ceilings and compound angled dormer cut into the main roof slope. This achieves the required headroom and usable space needed.
  28. 28. This 700 sq.ft. space, although used as an office now, can have multiple uses such as a large game room, theater room, second master suite or mother-in-law quarters.
  29. 29. Bathroom
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