Mokena Home Gets Remodeling Makeover

October 17, 2009

distinctiveremodelersA Mokena home needed some extra space to help them entertain guests and really wanted to open up the backyard to create more outdoor living space during the summer months.  “We’ve lived in our home for 15 years, and it has served us well,” said Mari-beth, a mother of four children.

A project of this scope and complexity requires a company with many years of experience and a professional team of craftsman to accomplish.  The family hired Orland Park-based Distinctive Remodelers local experts at room additions and major remodeling projects.

Not only were they looking to enhance the entertaining abilities outside, they too wanted a complete overhaul of their kitchen by expanding its size by 75% and add a second family room with a four-seasons room attached. “What’s more, they desired an expanded basement space directly below the family room addition. Their plans were quite ambitious. But the finished project was going to completely reinvent this residence, making it a more voluminous and comfortable home,” said Mike Carroll, president of Distinctive Remodelers.

“We already had a moderately sized family room on the other side of the kitchen, but we dreamed of a larger space that could better accommodate our guests during parties and get-togethers,” Mari-beth said. “This new family room was to become the main focal point of the entire home.”

Carroll and his team constructed a 30 x 30-foot addition with a tiered ceiling ranging from 10- to 25-feet high. Ten-foot-high floor-to-ceiling glass doors were positioned across the length of the entire back wall, and half-round windows were placed on two other walls.  Extensive crown moulding and decorative ceiling columns were installed. The floors benefited from a combination of cherry wood, maple inlays and carpeting. Concealed in the ceiling was a 52-inch plasma TV that quickly descends at the push of a button for on-demand viewing. Completing the room are a curved leather sectional and a pair of over-sized chairs.

Just beyond the family room addition, Carroll’s team completely revamped the back yard. For starters, they removed the old swimming pool and built a new, larger, in-ground replacement that spans parallel to the back of the home, offering an enhanced poolside view from the family room. Numerous tropical plants and colorful foliage were also peppered across the yard to create a lush, calming environment.

If you’re considering a large remodeling project in the Chicago area,  make an appointment for a free estimate and contact Distinctive Remodelers at (708) 479-7700. For more information, visit www.DistinctiveRemodelers.com.

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Lynn Walsh is the President at Walsh Communications, LLC. Walsh Communications is a full-service public relations, marketing and advertising agency for home builders and real estate-related industries.

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