This was a typical 1980s stucco house with a split-level entry. Working to designs by Nicala Hicks, we gutted most of the main floor during the custom home renovations. The whole house was transformed into a modern, open plan dwelling that’s both welcoming and spacious. The new main floor area, which originally consisted of a dining room, kitchen, and family room, now forms one great room which is perfectly suited to today’s modern, inclusive lifestyle. Windows on all sides flood light into all corners of the living room, made cozy with a built-in fireplace and over-mantel TV screen. Matching furnishings in white and walnut carry through the theme from the dining and kitchen areas, creating a cohesive, designer look in a space that’s just right for relaxing or entertaining. We completed three bathroom designs, creating functional and beautiful rooms with Pronautic-built cabinetry in walnut, complemented by grey marble tile and sleek, clear shower screens. The en-suite to the master bedroom needed some remodeling to create room for the desired layout, so we added a skylight and removed a window. The result is a bright room that also has wall space for fixtures and fittings. The new kitchen colors echo the theme, with similar cabinets and a marble herringbone backsplash. Old fashioned 80s style stairs in the entryway immediately dated the house, so we gave them a whole new twist. Modern, floating treads create the illusion of space and allow light to pass through, brightening up the entire area. Stainless steel edging adds a contemporary flavor, while the tiled tops of the treads make for a fun and inviting entry.