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Behind the corner near the window here, Knight reconfigured a “rat’s maze” of a laundry room, guest bath, guest room and hallway to accommodate a bar complete with a AFTER: In the newly renovated kitchen, the double doors on the left open to a vestibule, which opens to a reconfigured full guest bath.
An 11-foot-long island with a granite counter accommodates the whole family. Counters: Absolute Black granite with leather finish The reconfigured first-floor bathroom serves two rooms; the double doors in the kitchen open to a vestibule that lead into it one way, while the guest room has its own access.
"This space is over the garage, and the owners had a ladder with a heater on top of it set up in the garage to keep the pipes from freezing in the winter," Knight says.
A new skylight and a round window let in the light.
One of the main objectives was creating an open space where their kids could have their friends over and hang out.
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I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia.
This classic 1970s colonial is in a great neighborhood on 2 beautiful acres, but its layout was not suited for modern family life.
A local family bought it because they loved the yard, the area and the schools, but they knew it would need an update to work well for them.
"The family wanted to open up the space, give it a nice flow, let in more natural light and expand the views of the backyard," says architect Catherine Knight of Knight Architects.