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When a family outgrows their current home, tough decisions have to be made. In the case of this Downers Grove family, the decision was simple. Their home is located on a prime corner lot in a great community, close to transportation, a downtown full of amenities and within a great school district. So when the home began to feel a little cramped for space, the homeowners knew it was time to explore the idea of adding on to their existing home.
The owners contacted SWA Architects to prepare plans for an addition which includes a revised rear entry, second floor master bedroom suite, family room, and a basement entertainment room.
The original home was just over 1,600 square feet, and comprised of a first floor with several small walled off rooms. The kitchen, although updated, was a small galley style kitchen that lacked space and was walled off from the rest of the first floor. The second floor consisted of three bedrooms with very limited closet space and one full hall bath.
SWA Architects sat down with the homeowners to discuss what was lacking in their current home and what they hoped to have in their updated home. Read the rest of this entry »