Thompson took our thoughts and turned it into something creative that was tangible. I think Ben said it best, “Trust me on the result. Judge me on the result. The process is important, but in the end, the result is what matters.” And, he was clearly right. At the end of the project, the result exceeded our expectations.
Bertrand Basement Remodel
After remodeling their previous home just 6 months earlier, circumstances required the family to move. One day upon returning to their new home, they found their basement flooded! Heres how Thompson helped them through.
We moved here from the Detroit area. Basically, since the year 2000, I have wanted to renovate the kitchen. I think just based on going through the website and discussions with Ben, that's how we made the decision to go with Thompson.
The kitchen in this 1950’s home needed a complete overhaul. It was dark, outdated and inefficient.
The homeowners wanted to give the space a modern feel without losing the 50’s vibe that is consistent throughout the rest of the home.
The homeowner’s needs included: - Working within a fixed space, though reconfiguring or moving walls was okay - Incorporating work space for two chefs - Creating a mudroom - Maintaining the existing laundry chute - A concealed trash receptacle
The new kitchen makes use of every inch of space. To maximize counter and cabinet space, we closed in a second exit door and removed a wall between the kitchen and family room. This allowed us to create two L shaped workspaces and an eat-in bar space. A new mudroom entrance was gained by capturing space from an existing closet next to the main exit door.
The industrial lighting fixtures and wrought iron hardware bring a modern touch to this retro space. Inset doors on cabinets and beadboard details replicate details found throughout the rest of this 50’s era house.