On the back stair, with the slatted railings and storage underneath it, McKinney York created another outdoor-like space. It makes for a modern solution, keeping the home ageless but without dating it. As the project progressed, every once in awhile the team would add a modern element like this to spice up the design a bit.
The clients were amazingly patient with the remodel. The homeowners had an opportunity to live in another city for a year and were able to vacate the house for a big chunk of the construction time. That really took a lot of pressure off of McKinney’s team and allowed them to work quickly because we weren’t trying to work around the home’s occupants. They were able to go in and work as fast as possible without trying to make the home habitable throughout the project.
“Our sophisticated clients knew what they liked and didn’t, what they were looking for, and we were able to pick things we knew were going to be happy choices for them,” adds McKinney. “That made it move very smoothly. There were very few times when we felt like we had problems to untangle. They’ve told us they’re very happy with it and it suits them well.”