Melton Ranch Residential Remodel
Southern Shores, North Carolina
The Melton Residence came to Premiere Contracting, Inc., in hopes of modernizing their 1970s ranch-style home. The Meltons use the home as their primary residence and wanted to energize the space by introducing an open-concept floor plan.
When we acquired the original plans for the home there was not anything too shocking. Typical ranch floor plans are bright and functional, grouping bathrooms and bedrooms together. Often on these design projects, we tweak the layout to refocus on larger areas for gathering and connection.
FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY DECONSTRUCTION
With the Meltons wanting a revisioned, custom kitchen we knew that this area along with the living room needed to be the focus of the remodeling project. Our design for the living incorporated a complete rebuild of the fireplace facade.
This massive masonry demolition required us to completely disassemble the chimney and remove it. We replaced the traditional gas log with an easier-to-maintain water-vapor fireplace.
We installed plumbing for a recessed water line behind the wall and built a custom mantel with shelving to house the heater. The result is a stunning and realistic flame with much lighter finishes that brighten a once-dark space.
Custom Kitchen Design
Complimented by the totally custom, coastal kitchen that offers much more generous spacing and natural lighting than the previous design. We removed a wall between the dining room and kitchen to open up the space.
An additional window was installed as we swapped the wall the kitchen is on with the dining area. The dining room is still functional and enhanced with a beautiful kitchen island that units both spaces.
New cabinets, countertops, flooring, and backsplash truly bring new life to this space and make the existing appliances look brand new.
Other Kitchen Features
After Photos by Milepost Living Photography.