9 Home Renovations On The Treasure Coast By Local Designers
If a home redesign isn’t in the budget, beware of what's to come. These kitchen to master bedroom transformations along the Treasure Coast are inspiring enough to result in a trip to the hardware or home goods store. Learn how local designers pulled off these riveting renovations.
DIANNE DAVANT AND PRISCILLA HYATT
The Challenge: Recognizing this master bedroom’s potential, Port St. Lucie designers Dianne Davant and Priscilla Hyatt set out to transform this home using a palette of crisp blues and whites. With a set color scheme, the challenge became giving each space its own personality.
The Transformation: The homeowners asked the design team to create a casual yet elegant and comfortable interior with a British Colonial feel. To capture this initiative, Davant and Hyatt incorporated new finishes, fabrics, window treatments, carpets and area rugs, furnishings and unique accessories.
MASTERPIECE DESIGN BUILD
The Challenge: The team at Masterpiece Design Build and the homeowners at this North Sewalls Point residence considered a tear-down and rebuild, but opted to work with the existing structure. This proved challenging when attempting to meet all of the homeowners’ requests for the redesign: more natural light, better views of the St. Lucie River, open floor plans and an improved curb appeal.
The Transformation: One of the most significant changes was moving the kitchen from the middle of the house to the rear in order to capture water views. More volume was added to each room with the incorporation of tray ceiling bump ups, new impact rated thermal windows and doors, and interior finishes to cabinets and vanities, bath tiles, floor tiles, appliances, plumbing fixtures, electric fixtures and more.
FRANCESCA MORGAN INTERIORS
The Challenge: The homeowners at Willoughby Golf Club hadn’t updated their property since it was built, but they were dreaming of an open floor plan where they could entertain family. Because the home was closed off, this meant the residence would have to be fully renovated in order to accomplish the couple’s requested traditional yet transitional home.
The Transformation: Starting from scratch meant each room could be reconceptualized. With a brand new kitchen, Francesca Morgan Interiors was able to open up the space, which leads into a comfortable seating area and a grand formal dining space. The homeowners aren’t afraid of color, so each room was brought to life using various fabrics showcased under unique lighting fixtures. With use as a vacation home, furniture pieces were mostly bought brand new to complement only a few vintage family pieces.
THE CABINET GALLERY
The Challenge: The client wanted the home to have a light and airy feel that was reflective of the waterfront property. However, what became most challenging was finding the perfect finish for the cabinetry that would complement the homeowner’s artwork and fabrics.
The Transformation: The subtle coastal coloring was accomplished using Woodharbor Custom Cabinetry in a two-tone finish. The upper cabinets were made maple with a natural stain, and the base cabinets became coastal white with a standard rub-through finish. Once the Alexandrita quartzite countertops and subway tile were installed, the look was complete.
H. ALLEN HOLMES
The Challenge: The client wanted a more spacious and better-designed kitchen for the Jupiter Island penthouse renovation. This meant the design team had to open up the space by removing walls in order to take advantage of the ocean views.
The Transformation: H. Allen Holmes collaborated with Bespoke Design & Consulting for the kitchen and cabinetry. The team chose a flush ceiling exhaust vent with LED lighting to provide a more open space. A neutral palette of white cabinetry with aqua accents were then incorporated to complement the surrounding ocean views.
DREAM MAKER BATH & KITCHEN
The Challenge: The owners of the Ballantrae Golf and Country Club residence in Port St. Lucie traveled worldwide for their work, so all of the parties involved in the redesign were communicating from different continents. “The owners wanted to include items they liked from their travels,” says Jennifer DeMeo of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. “Locating, installing and meeting building codes made things very interesting at times.”
The Transformation: The clients wanted a sleek and modern interior with minimal trim features. They also wanted to maximize the view of the water. This required resizing the window wall to accommodate three of the largest impact rated windows available. The most impressive feature? A 5-foot by 16-foot kitchen island that was hand made in Europe and took four months to receive.
SUBLIME STONE AND TILE
The Challenge: Working under Ally Construction Services as the tile contractors, Sublime Stone and Tile faced the challenge of helping to remodel this entire Sailfish Point home.
The Transformation: The goal was to renovate and modernize the space. To do so, the team replaced marble with wood-look porcelain, a new quartz waterfall countertop and beach industrial metal arabesque mosaic. To accent the wall for media, Sublime used stacked stone.
The Challenge: In one of the tallest condominium buildings on the Atlantic Ocean—the Tiara building on Singer Island—Lori Feller’s clients wanted to update the kitchen in their new winter home. The challenge was that the owners were situated on the 35th floor, which meant lugging up all of the tile, cabinetry and tools needed on a daily basis.
The Transformation: With the request for a more contemporary design with an open floor plan in order to see the living area and ocean while in the kitchen, the design team had to move walls, suspend cabinetry from the ceiling and relocate the appliances. One large basin sink and Quartz countertops with a backsplash that popped with a timeless effect completed the look.
The Challenge: This home, set in a private club and community called Loblolly in Hobe Sound, posed a few challenges. The client wanted to enlarge the bathroom to incorporate a separate toilet area, double sinks with two towers and a much larger shower. To meet these requests, the design team opened the wall connected to the laundry room in order to create the toilet area, which meant relocating all water lines.
The Transformation: The lights were replaced with all new LED 3-inch lights on dimmers. The clients also wanted a monochromatic look that was accomplished using Carrara marble on the floor and shower walls. This paired with a gray vanity, polished nickel fixtures and rectangular porcelain under mount sinks. The outcome was a master bathroom that can easily accommodate two people at the same time.