Remodeling a Well-Loved 90’s Home

Renovating Family Space at a Family’s Pace

This Woodbury home, featured in the Artisan Home Tour, was built in the late 90’s and was well suited for a busy family of five for many years. However, as lifestyles changed, the family needed an update and a new look for their home. Over the course of eight years and four different projects with Ispiri, the entire main floor and lower level have been fully transformed and plans are already in place for renovating the second level.

A 90’s Kitchen Reimagined

While usable, the kitchen didn’t perform as the homeowners would like before being remodeled. The space and island were large, but didn’t flow well. The new design improved both functionality and aesthetic appeal by moving the appliances to better locations, while the large walk-in pantry with additional cabinetry and shelving provides more storage for an on-the-move family of five

Creating New Space & Revitalizing the Main Floor

Converting the sunroom from the original three-season room to a four-season room has given the home a warm, lively heart. The new fireplace showcases floor-to-ceiling hot rolled steel panels while the vaulted ceiling detailed with beams creates a great space.

The entire main level was freshened up with quartz countertops, new paint and enameling on all the existing maple trim. Contemporary lighting gives the home an updated, modern aesthetic and new hardwood floors of solid hand-hewn wood bring timeless substance.


An Updated Lower Level for the Whole Family

In addition to the main level renovations, the lower level has been completely transformed as well, creating a space for a pool table and bar as well as a family room, guest room, gaming area and workout room. A deep love for the city of Chicago influences the entirety of the lower level, exemplified by a featured brick wall, wood columns and a stadium feel—complete with a pair of stadium seats.

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