1970s Indianapolis Home Remodel


This 1970s Indianapolis home needed a major interior remodel so that the inside of the house would mirror the beauty and serenity of its gorgeous wooded lot.

The home was outdated, dark, and lacked sufficient useable space.

The owners wanted to open up the kitchen, add a true master bedroom suite, improve storage throughout the interior, and give the front of the house a makeover. This meant a complete interior remodel.

The wall between the kitchen and front room was taken down to create a central space for everyday life and gatherings. A new structural support was installed and incorporated into the room’s design by wrapping it in wood and custom staining it. Accent lighting was also designed into this span.

The remodeled kitchen includes a large island with an undermount sink, trash pull-out, beverage refrigerator, and plenty of storage. Other functional additions include a built-in coffee bar, under-cabinet lighting, large pantry cabinets, a wall spice pull-out, and gas range.

The island countertop is sueded granite and the perimeter cabinets are topped with honed granite. A live-edge bar top provides additional seating. The light fixture what hangs above the island is constructed from old wine barrels.

The sunroom was remodeled to match the interior style of the rest of the space. The ceiling was fitted with new stained tongue and groove siding. The room also received new flooring, French doors, and paint.

In the front entry, the stair railing, front door, and flooring were replaced. The new wrought iron balusters and newel details now coordinate with the front porch.

A true master bedroom suite was also part of the interior makeover. Two small bedrooms and a bathroom were converted into a main-level master suite with a walk-in closet and large shower. A double vanity with tower cabinets, quartz countertops, undermount sinks, wall-mounted faucets, and sconces that match the kitchen lights were part of the design. The wood-wrapped soffit includes accent lighting. The no-threshold shower and grab bars are universally designed as an age-in-place solution for the homeowners. A linear drain at the end of the sloped tile shower pan made it possible to extend the room’s larger floor tiles into the shower. Shower lighting was maximized by installing a fixed, etched window to let daylight in while preventing any views into the first floor bathroom.

The entrance from the garage was once encumbered by four doors opening into one small space. A small closet and one of the exterior doors was removed and custom storage was built into the remodeled space. Tile replaced the original flooring.

The new front porch adds visual interest to the front façade of the home. Tongue and groove car siding, wood structure, recessed lighting, and new broomed concrete sidewalks boost curb appeal and fit the look and feel of the home’s wooded surroundings.

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