What’s on the Architect’s desk? 26 October 2016

I am spending the day at my drafting table today.  For this particular project, the client wishes to enclose a good portion of an existing wrap-around front porch.  The home has water front views from the rear porch and the front porch is rarely used.  The space acquired from the porch will be incorporated into the conditioned floor area of the main house.  Specifically, we’re looking to increase the size of the Master Bathroom.  This will allow for an entirely reconfigured Master Suite, including taking full advantage of this home’s water views.  In addition to larger room sizes for the bedroom and bathroom, the space we are reclaiming from the porch also provides enough room to add a second walk-in closet.

On the other side of the porch, we are also looking at different layout options to use some of the space for a new Guest Suite and to relocate the Laundry Room.  All in all, this reclaimed porch area will be utilized far more often as interior space.

Mirror, Mirror

We recently learned that a picture from one of our projects on Isle of Palms was featured in a Houzz story!  The article 10 Ways to Make Your Statement Mirror the Fairest of Them All highlights a bathroom in one of the remodel/additions we did of a beautiful beach cottage.

15 24th Ave

If you remember from our portfolio, this project only added 23 square feet of interior space to the home, but repurposed existing space; renovated, expanded and combined rooms; and simply cleaned up other areas with lighter colors and better lighting.

The bathroom mirrors were a great way to tie in the nautical theme and as Houzz contributor, Jessica Prince-Montague, points out, “Two can look even better. Especially in a symmetrical situation like this nautical-themed, dual-basin bathroom.”

If you are interested in seeing our other projects on Houzz visit our profile at http://www.houzz.com/pro/trevordraper/tmd-architects

 

Portfolio Update – Grand Pavilion Blvd

slide2We are excited to share with you a new project in our portfolio! The remodel of a home on Grand Pavilion Blvd. was completed in 2015 and we recently received the pictures from the photographer.

As you will see on our portfolio page, this project started as a simple renovation to enclose an existing screen porch. As I worked with the owners and they saw the potential of their home, we decided to expand the scope of the project. We ended up also renovating the outdated kitchen and bathrooms in addition to enclosing the porch.

After working with the clients, we saw an opportunity for increasing energy efficiency by upgrading the exterior windows. We also replaced the aging cedar siding with cement board siding, which dramatically increased the curb appeal of the home.

TMD Architects is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with these clients on this project and appreciate the chance to be a part of the process.

 

More projects, less posts

Wow! It sure has been a busy around here at TMD Architects. The good news is that we have been busy with new projects throughout the Lowcountry (Downtown, Ion, Isle of Palms, James Island, Mt. Pleasant, Awendaw…even out in Hollywood!), The bad news, though, is that we have had far less time to share with you everything going on!

We will do our best to get caught up on our blogs and social media in the coming weeks and months, but thought we would start by sharing a quick note about one of our most unique projects of the spring.

A few months ago, a couple contacted us to design a cabana for their beach house on Isle of Palms. As you can imagine, designing a beach cabana allows for a little more creativity. After a handful of meetings, we were able to share with the client a wide variety of ideas for their new area: from the everyday to the out of the ordinary. While we knew it wouldn’t be one that the client would choose, my favorite was the one Trevor pulled together just for fun! Here is a quick hand sketch of the design.

Cabana Hand Sketch

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Before and After: 24th Avenue, Isle of Palms

Just yesterday we realized that it has been awhile since we have participated in #transformationtuesday! But, we are back and excited to share with you the transformation of our project on 24th Avenue.

We were able to transform this existing house into a beautiful beach cottage with one very small addition-adding just 23 square feet of interior space to the home. Working with the client, we repurposed existing spaces; renovated, expanded and combined rooms; and simply cleaned up other areas with lighter colors and better lighting. We also addressed exterior needs, such as increasing the curb appeal of the house with an inviting new entry stair and covered stoop and also greatly expanding the deck overlooking the backyard.

We think you will love it as much as we, and more importantly, our clients do! But, take a look at the Before and After: 24th Avenue, Isle of Palms video to see for yourself. You can see find additional details at the 24th Avenue, Isle of Palms Portfolio section of our website.

Before and After: 24th Avenue, Isle of Palms Video

Before and After: 24th Avenue, Isle of Palms Video

So, what do you think?

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At TMD Architects, we have a passion for both architecture and people. We hope that you will consider us for your architecture project in the Charleston, South Carolina area.