Belmont, MA Renovations Add Function without Adding Square Feet

When our clients moved to their Belmont, MA home in 2012, they knew they wanted to update and improve the functionality and flow of their kitchen. They waited a year before scouring Houzz and Angie’s List in search of a reliable contractor to handle the renovation. “We had used contractors before when we lived in Boston and we were always frustrated when people didn’t show up and there were unexpected delays. A kitchen renovation is so disruptive that reliability was a priority in selecting a contractor,” explains the homeowner.

After meeting with a number of contractors, the couple selected Morse Constructions to both design and build the kitchen. “Morse’s bid was very detailed and well-thought-out. It gave us confidence that they would get the renovation done in a timely fashion – and they did,” says our client.

Morse improved the functionality and traffic flow in the kitchen by relocating a doorway to the mudroom and an adjacent room and expanding the opening into the dining room. Additionally, relocating appliances and adding an island resulted in a great cooking space. Four years after the renovation was completed, the homeowner still exclaims, “I love my kitchen so much!”

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At the same time that the kitchen was remodeled, the homeowner asked Morse to add a first floor bath to an existing laundry room and to bring light into the adjacent family room. We took just enough space from the adjacent large room to create a full bath with plenty of room left for a laundry area. A spacious bay window replaced existing small casements in the adjacent family room, creating a light-filled space that doubles as a guest room for overnight visitors.

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Our clients were so pleased with our work that they brought us back in 2016 to create finished space in the attic. Now, previously unfinished space is a private home office at one end and a treasured hang-out area for the homeowners’ two children at the other.

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For now, our Belmont clients are done renovating, but they have been wonderful about recommending Morse Constructions.  “I’ve been telling my friends, if you want great work done in a professional manner with reliable scheduling, Morse is an excellent choice,” sums up our client.  

To see more photos of the Belmont project, please visit our photo gallery or our Houzz profile. If you would like to discuss a renovation project, we would love to speak with you. Please contact us today!

Tags: kitchen renovation, Belmont MA home renovation, bath renovation, attic renovation

How to Read a Floor Plan

Here is a "Before" floor plan and an "After" floor plan from a recent project:

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Do you know how to read these plans? If not, Florida architect Bud Dietrich posted a very helpful article on Houzz.com that can help you make sense of architectural plans. We've embedded the slide show of the post below. Just click on the images to go to the full article on Houzz.

 

 
If you need plans developed for your renovation project, Morse Constructions can help. We offer complete design/build services to handle your project from initial concept all the way to final walk-though. Please contact usto learn more!

Tags: home design, architecture, floor plan