Room Remodel


HartmanBaldwin Design/Build, Claremont, Calif.

About 15 years ago, these clients built their own home. Although it was impressive in size, it felt uninviting. Working closely with the design-build team, the homeowners created a floor plan that delineates spaces while providing a cozier and more inviting living area conducive to family and social gatherings. The home now has a new kitchen and family and game room that feels homey and meets their needs.


CBK Inc., Winfield, Mo.

The clients were interested in converting a basement storage room into a wine cellar that was rustic and reminiscent of wineries they had visited. Incorporating a cigar humidor also was on their wish list. To meet the homeowners’ budget constraints, the remodeler created the rustic feel the clients desired by disassembling about 30 pallets, sanding and cutting them to sizes that fit the layout, and creating the wine rack. In addition, the bar tops are covered with salvaged corks. Between the old wood and corks, the room smells like a real winery.