Introducing COCOON’s new video series: Transformations! What is Transformations? Well, it is an 8-episode video series that will be released weekly on our website and social media pages. In this series, you will meet homeowners Cybil and Evan, they live in Kennett Square, PA with their 2 children and chocolate lab, Ace. Cybil and Evan recently reached out to us in hopes of reimagining their kitchen and first-floor living space. Check out the video below to learn more about the challenges they are facing in their home and their hopes and dreams for their future remodel!
Cybil and Evan’s existing floor plan is closed off and consists of several separate spaces. Their kitchen is enclosed by walls, with the only opening being a passthrough between the kitchen and dining room. This really limits the amount of prep space and storage in the kitchen, which is very important for a family of 4!
But, the kitchen and dining space isn’t the only challenge Cybil and Evan are facing. A door off of their kitchen leads to a quirky space that we will refer to as the family room. What was once a garage, this family room just does not flow with the rest of the house, and it makes it hard to keep an eye on the kids when they are playing or have friends over.
Cybil and Evan already know what is wrong with their space and have been living with all of these challenges daily. That’s why they reached out to us in the first place! Now it’s time to learn about how they would like to use the space in the future.
When Cybil and Evan first moved into their home in Kennett Square, they had so many different plans for how they wanted the space to flow and look. But, like many homeowners, life went by and they never got around to tackling this specific area of their home. So, when we met with them at their house in Kennett Square, they had a pretty good idea of what they wanted to achieve by remodeling their space – here is their remodeling wish list:
Since Cybil and Evan have been living in an enclosed space for so long, they are eager to take down some walls and enjoy the many benefits of an open floor plan! They would love to be able to walk in their front door and see all the way through to the back of their home.
As a family who loves to cook, Cybil and Evan know that they definitely want a larger kitchen for preparing meals and a larger pantry for storing dry goods and snacks.
As Cybil and Evan’s children grow, they want to have space in their home where they can entertain their friends and their kids’ friends at the same time. Having multiple areas to entertain will also help them host family events like birthday parties or Thanksgiving dinner.
Now that we understand the current challenges of their home, and the items on their wish list, it’s time for our Architectural Designer, Jim, to begin reimagining their space. This is the first Stage in our reimagined remodeling experience, and we call it Space Planning. Check back next week to see the 3 different floor plans that our Architectural Designer Jim designs to meet Cybil and Evan’s vision for their reimagined space!