These clients approached us after purchasing a lovely timber-framed home in the Ossipee Mountains that BEAM had built ten years previous. Though the home has a more formal entry, the new owners wished to convert the existing utility/laundry room into their everyday entry. The space was utilitarian and lacked appropriate storage as an entry/exit staging area. The intent was to convert the space into something more attractive and appropriately suitable for visitors and guests – “formal yet functional”.
New custom cabinetry was designed by BEAM, and built in our shop. The clients needed the cabinetry to keep the daily clutter organized and hidden, and accommodate the full range of household items, laundry supplies and mudroom items. As well, they wished to have the exposed plumbing hidden.
The room is small – 11’ x 12’ – and the existing storage spaces in the house were limited. So, every opportunity was taken to create storage, whether it be for cleaning supplies, dog food, or winter boots. This included using the area behind the crown moulding at the coat closet unit for storage of – among other things – light bulbs.
The results clearly show that BEAM brings masterful design and craftsman talent to bear on adaptive reuse to meet changing client programs. Perhaps there is a part of your home that does not work or meet your needs as well as it might. We can help with that tough design challenge.
Winner of a 2014 HBRANH 'Cornerstone' Award - Gold, Specialty Room