We also routinely look for ways to enhance the indoor/ outdoor relationship as well- that is, incorporating large sliding door systems to better connect, and “borrow”, exterior terraces/ garden areas to make the MCM interior feel more spacious (without needing to add expensive, and often, unneeded, interior space). There are many benefits of MCM homes (pre-existing attributes that are value-adds and improve overall quality) and a few detriments too (such as those listed above), but the most important thing is that, for the most part, these items are predictable.They take many of the variables out of the planning, designing and budgeting.Over the last decade we’ve spent quite a bit of time and energy remodeling mid-century modern homes (MCMs).We admire the original design of these homes and it’s always satisfying to breathe new life into them -allowing them to be useful, inspiring homes for another 50 or 60 years.The windows are typically single pane and updating them to energy efficient double-pane windows does wonders to keep the heat in, lower the heating bill and solve that drafty problem.
Another important factor is how many times the home has been remodeled in the past.Design Proposal We project how many hours it will take us to complete everything involved with the design package.This includes documenting the existing home, gathering the appropriate information, designing the remodel, submitting and obtaining the building permit and all the other necessary details like initial pricing and scheduling.Typically, kitchens are transformed from feeling like large closets for getting the cooking job done, to home’s hub where all family and entertaining activities function through and around.
The original exterior elevations typically involve long horizontal lines with deep overhangs.
So, another bonus of updating the window package is to strategically incorporate more operable windows for proper cross-ventilation, while maintaining that open feel to the outdoors.