Big Thinking for Small Spaces
Smitten with the beautiful view off Meadow Park from the balcony, our client requested help in renovating this condominium in just 4 weeks before their big move. Built in 1914 as apartments in Richmond’s historic Fan District, this 3rd floor unit, along with the rest of the building was renovated in 1997 when it was converted to condo units. Located on the western side of the building, this unit enjoys wonderful light and stunning rooftop views across the adjacent neighborhood.
To complete the necessary renovations, our team worked with the client to meticulouslly plan the scope of work, select materials and schedule craftsmen and contractors. The Concierge Home Solutions team first evaluated the site conditions, noting a very narrow access stair in the rear, no elevator service and tight property lines leaving no alley between structures. Weeks before construction was to begin, our team developed a demoltion plan in order to remove debris safely and without disturbing the neighbors. Without the use of the rear stair, our team ensured that all debris removal and clean-up was completed each day before other residents returned home for the evening. Windows were replaced throughout, requiring installation crews to maneuver the new frames, wrapping, caulking and painting of the exterior windows from inside the home. Additionally, pluming work was carefully planned to minimize disturbance, as no individual shut-off valves were present.
With such attention to the logistics, updating small footprint homes is a specialty of Concierge Home Solutions. With contractors in place, our team completed this project within 4 weeks from kick-off to move-in.
Master Bath – Starting with old, outdated plumbing and uneven, cracked flooring and tile work, this bathroom became the candidate to beat for “Most Improved Room” on this project! Our team started by removing all material down to the studs, and laying a new Carrera basketweave floor. A marble top vanity was chosen, along with a chrome faucet and footed tub with shower enclosure to reflect the period architecture of the home, and provide a modern bath/shower combination for everyday use. The existing storage was replaced with a new, larger, mirrored medicine cabinet with attractive painted wood trim.
Kitchen – Beginning with a beautiful, fairly bold granite — Juparana Savanah — that would compliment the kitchen cabinets and go well with the new, subway tile backsplash. A granite overhang was designed on the free standing counter area to accommodate two bar stools, lit by two stainless pendant lights. Under-cabinet task lighting was added for direct light on work surface, and diffused light throughout the room. A large stainless one-bowl sink was installed with a new stainless gooseneck faucet for a multipurpose basin.
Radiators – Embracing the beautiful lines and structure, the 100-year old radiators in the kitchen and master bath were removed, sandblasted, primed and powder-coated in a gloss white finish to match the trim paint and re-installed with new valves.
Sun Room – New casement windows were installed and a new eye popping Armstrong floor was laid. All condo trim was painted gloss white and a walls were done in a soothing neutral to match the adjacent kitchen walls.
Guest bath – Repairs were made to the flooring and baseboards to set the stage for a handsome, new vanity sink with matching mirror. A new stainless faucet and double light fixture help to open and brighten the space, and is complimented by a soothing wall color with eggshell finish.