Open and Airy Whole-Home Remodel

Our recently completed whole-home project included a complete interior and exterior renovation of a single-family home in The Plaza neighborhood of Long Beach, California. The family includes husband and wife parents of 3 children, 2 of whom are toddler age and recently adopted. The goal was to create an airy, open floor plan with indoor-outdoor living and entertaining spaces that would facilitate more family time together. To achieve this, we removed the dividing walls in the common areas of the home, between kitchen, dining, and living areas, and re-configured these spaces to create a flow to the outdoors. A small addition for a new en-suite bath off the master bedroom was also created. For the interior design, we used a minimalist aesthetic, complemented by a neutral color palette and earthy, organic materials. The result is an open, serene, calming space that naturally ties together indoor and outdoor elements.

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Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Natural textures and finishes create drama in this dining area, connecting to an indoor/outdoor living design. Casework finish: Natural Walnut by Semi-Handmade; Pendant: Cliff Suspension by Lambert Et Fils. Photo  of Open and Airy Whole-Home RemodelView Photos

Natural textures and finishes create drama in this dining area, connecting to an indoor/outdoor living design. Casework finish: Natural Walnut by Semi-Handmade; Pendant: Cliff Suspension by Lambert Et Fils.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Statement dining room light fixture by Lambert et Fils ties together this contemporary design.  Photo 2 of Open and Airy Whole-Home RemodelView Photos

Statement dining room light fixture by Lambert et Fils ties together this contemporary design.

Modern home with Kitchen, Stone Counter, White Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Subway Tile Backsplashe, Pendant Lighting, Range Hood, Range, Refrigerator, Undermount Sink, Recessed Lighting, and Wood Cabinet. Open Kitchen blends modern and organic finishes for functionality and warmth. New skylight above floods the space with daylight. Appliances: Monogram by GE; Cabinet Finishes: Matte Lacquer and Natural Walnut by Semi-Handmade; Countertops: Statuario Nuvo by Caesarstone; Backsplash: Made by Ann Sacks. Photo 3 of Open and Airy Whole-Home RemodelView Photos

Open Kitchen blends modern and organic finishes for functionality and warmth. New skylight above floods the space with daylight. Appliances: Monogram by GE; Cabinet Finishes: Matte Lacquer and Natural Walnut by Semi-Handmade; Countertops: Statuario Nuvo by Caesarstone; Backsplash: Made by Ann Sacks.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Sectional, Chair, Coffee Tables, and Light Hardwood Floor. Cozy Space to gather in view kitchen and dining areas in an airy open plan; Sliding Door: La Cantina. Photo 5 of Open and Airy Whole-Home RemodelView Photos

Cozy Space to gather in view kitchen and dining areas in an airy open plan; Sliding Door: La Cantina.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, and Light Hardwood Floor. A modern bed with wood headboard and industrial writing desk. Windows: Integrity by Marvin. Photo 8 of Open and Airy Whole-Home RemodelView Photos

A modern bed with wood headboard and industrial writing desk. Windows: Integrity by Marvin.

Modern home with Bath Room. Crisp neutrals in this modern bathroom are filled with visual texture and warmth. Vanity and Sink: Wetstyle; Faucetry: Purist by Kohler; Sconce: Stiletto by Sonneman; Shelves: West Elm; Wall Tile: Savoy Mosaic in Graphite by Ann Sacks. Photo 11 of Open and Airy Whole-Home RemodelView Photos

Crisp neutrals in this modern bathroom are filled with visual texture and warmth. Vanity and Sink: Wetstyle; Faucetry: Purist by Kohler; Sconce: Stiletto by Sonneman; Shelves: West Elm; Wall Tile: Savoy Mosaic in Graphite by Ann Sacks.

Modern home with Bedroom, Chair, and Light Hardwood Floor. A reading nook with a modern side chair and lamp for the toddler’s bedroom. Perfect for winding down before bedtime. Photo 12 of Open and Airy Whole-Home RemodelView Photos

A reading nook with a modern side chair and lamp for the toddler’s bedroom. Perfect for winding down before bedtime.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Chair, and Light Hardwood Floor. Monochromatic neutrals and organic textures create a Southern California beach vibe in this toddler's room. Windows: Integrity by Marvin Photo 13 of Open and Airy Whole-Home RemodelView Photos

Monochromatic neutrals and organic textures create a Southern California beach vibe in this toddler's room. Windows: Integrity by Marvin

Front porch creates a warm welcome with a modern twist on the classic Adirondack chair. Chairs: Lollygagger by Loll; Sconce: Isle by Cedar and Moss; Windows: Integrity by Marvin; Door: Custom Door; Hardware: Baldwin. Photo 15 of Open and Airy Whole-Home Remodel modern homeView Photos

Front porch creates a warm welcome with a modern twist on the classic Adirondack chair. Chairs: Lollygagger by Loll; Sconce: Isle by Cedar and Moss; Windows: Integrity by Marvin; Door: Custom Door; Hardware: Baldwin.

A concrete patio leads to this dramatic entry between an indoor/outdoor living and entertaining space. Sliding Door: La Cantina; Pendant Fixtures: Dot Suspension by Lambert et Fils. Photo 16 of Open and Airy Whole-Home Remodel modern homeView Photos

A concrete patio leads to this dramatic entry between an indoor/outdoor living and entertaining space. Sliding Door: La Cantina; Pendant Fixtures: Dot Suspension by Lambert et Fils.

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Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 1620