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A residence renovation is no uncomplicated feat, but when you enlist the support of specialists who listen to what you want and observe by way of on their promises, the approach is a breeze and the consequence is simply beautiful. For one Nashville family, the footprint of their 1920s household was not outfitted for their developing home. They turned to the specialists at Merrill Construction Group to aid them with phase one particular of their desire house renovation. The outcome was so dreamy, in reality, that the owners hired Merrill Construction Team again for section two.

With the support of Kendall Simmons Interiors, Merrill Construction Team opened existing rooms and added added room all through the 1st section of the renovation. Before updates have been built, the considerations have been that the home’s kitchen area was shut off and the master bathroom and closets had been much too compact. “We required to make the footprint additional purposeful for our increasing household,” says the home-owner. “We produced an open up kitchen area and den, expanded the major bathroom and closet, and reconfigured the upstairs to contain a bonus room and loos for our youngsters.”

Wet bar and kitchen area after a Nashville home renovation by Merrill Construction Group

With the help of Merrill Development Team, a Nashville family members was in a position to open up up their home’s flooring strategy and develop extra inviting living areas. Image: Reeves Smith Pictures

White kitchen with brass accents in Nashville home

Throughout stage 1, Merrill Design Team expanded the home’s kitchen area to develop a central room for the property owners to dine, take it easy and entertain. Graphic: Reeves Smith Images

By reconfiguring the home’s structure, Merrill Building Group extra further area to the dwelling that established an open up floor plan that extends from the dwelling space to the kitchen area. “[The addition] created a place that grew to become a pure location to expend time whilst nevertheless feeling a aspect of the kitchen area,” states Hilson Merrill, President of Merrill Design Team. “This addition also involved a recreation area higher than it, which then turned the upstairs into the fantastic put to have secondary bedrooms and a individual enjoy space for [the homeowners’] small children.”

Even with these improvements and present day finishes, Hilson claims they were being capable to preserve the home’s first allure intact. “I like that the household is an efficient use of space with some genuinely excellent attributes,” he tells us. “The simple fact that you get an old household come to feel with modern finishes usually means we had been able to marry the aged and new jointly while generating it a residence that will work for the shopper.”

Open concept kitchen, living area and dining room

“By constructing an addition to the rear of the home, we have been equipped to produce a residing place that had an open up concept come to feel from the kitchen to this new location,” claims Hilson Merrill, President of Merrill Construction Team. Image: Reeves Smith Pictures

Upstairs recreation area in renovated home

The addition also contains a recreation space upstairs, which is perfect for the homeowners’ two younger kids. Image: Paige Rumore Photography

Den space in renovated Nashville home by Merrill Construction Group

A den was also additional to the 2nd-story addition. It is a very simple room but an effective way to construct in a workstation. Impression: Paige Rumore Images

When it came time to start the 2nd stage of the renovation, the home-owner suggests the decision to at the time again hire Hilson and his team of authorities was an uncomplicated a single. “Merrill Construction Team has a great approach that assures all parties are aligned on the style and design, the timeline and the cost,” says the home owner. “Constant interaction and documentation from the workforce — who are all particularly great and quite gifted — created [rehiring them] a no-brainer.”

Section two of the venture concentrated on the home’s yard, specially the outside deck region and garage. Before updates, the out of doors space was a modest deck that was awkward to entry. “By developing a large screened porch that is accessed from the deck and the learn bedroom, we extra a new sitting space to lounge, entertain and dine outside,” Hilson points out. “By which includes ceiling-mounted heaters and a fire, the area can be employed almost year-spherical.”

The homeowner agrees, admitting the screened porch has swiftly turn into a single of the family’s favourite areas to rest and unwind. “Given the sum of time we have spent at residence this past calendar year, it has been incredible to have that room. With the lovers and heaters, we can use it almost yr-spherical,” the property owner tells us.

Side view of renovated screen porch

Phase two bundled the addition of a screened porch and a far more useful outdoor spot. Graphic: Ruby and Peach Images

Outdoor dining area in renovated Nashville home

The home’s renovated deck provides the house owners additional space to chill out and entertain. Picture: Ruby and Peach Photography

Screened porch with teal ceiling by Merrill Construction Group

Through phase two of the renovation, Merrill Development Group included a screened porched to the home. The spot contains ceiling-mounted heaters and a fireplace so the place can be made use of year-round. Image: Ruby and Peach Pictures

Outdoor dining area

“My preferred space is the screened porch,” says Hilson. “I like that it is massive ample to have a seating space centered on a fireplace and an eating space that does not experience cramped. The vaulted ceilings give this area the wow component.” Impression: Ruby and Peach Photography

In addition to the current deck space, Merrill Building Group renovated the home’s garage and additional a carport as properly. The home’s first garage was also small to in good shape bigger cars like SUVs, so Hilson and his group lifted the roof and created a roomy carport. “In buy to suit fashionable autos, we lifted the roof on the current garage and made a carport in maintaining with the design and style of the residence,” claims Hilson. “By executing so, we were being capable to develop a position for vehicles to be parked, and as a consequence, a substantial enjoy place was produced by transferring wherever [the homeowners’] cars ended up ordinarily parked.”

Renovated garage and carport at Nashville home

By elevating the garage’s roof and adding a carport, Merrill Construction Group made a lot more recreation space. Picture: Ruby and Peach Images

During the renovation approach, Hilson and his workforce communicated consistently with the property owner and supplied their professional abilities. “Merrill Building Group was great at assisting us think through the style, and on various occasions, they built recommendations when opportunities presented by themselves,” suggests the homeowner. “For case in point, maintaining the ceilings vaulted in specified places to make the home really feel more substantial issues you would not always know or assume of until finally the undertaking was underway or partitions were being opened.”

The outcome of this two-period renovation task is an up to date property that utilizes each and every inch of its room efficiently and correctly to match the life-style of its owners. To Hilson, this is what tends to make his function worthwhile. “Our mission is enriching life through exceptional remodels. While I really don’t believe the act of reworking is enriching, I feel that the close end result of altering areas to in shape the requirements and desires of our clientele is,” he suggests. “To me, this signifies we acquire the horror out of transforming by 1st listening to what is important to the customer, becoming apparent about expectations, and following through on our promises while we generate areas that are the vision of the shopper.”

And meeting the demands of this Nashville household is specifically what Hilson and his team achieved. “Merrill Design Group took our 1920s property and gave it new daily life. It is precisely what we wished, and due to the fact it was carried out well, it is holding up genuinely well … even with two extremely energetic little boys!” the house owner states.

This report is sponsored by Merrill Building Team