Step inside our latest project spotlight at Kuhn Construction Inc. – the Melody Drive 2nd Floor Addition & Kitchen Remodel. This Farmingdale home remodeling project involved adding a complete primary suite as a third floor to a split-style house and undertaking a comprehensive kitchen remodel. The result is a stunning testament to what can be achieved when vision, expertise, and craftsmanship come together. We can’t wait to show you around!

Client's Challenges and Priorities

Prior to the remodel, our clients faced the challenge of a home that was becoming increasingly inadequate for their evolving lifestyle. With the anticipation of expanding their family, they needed more than the existing three-bedroom layout could offer. The main priority was to create a primary suite that provided ample space, privacy, and comfort, coupled with a home office for remote work flexibility.

The need to address the kitchen's odd footprint was equally pressing. The previous layout, a result of past renovations, lacked efficient storage and didn't utilize the space to its full potential. The goal was to redesign the kitchen not only to improve its functionality but also to infuse it with a warm, Tuscan aesthetic that resonated with the family's roots and culinary passion.

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frameless glass shower with separate soaking tub

A Beautiful Bathroom

The design approach for Melody Drive seamlessly blended traditional elements with modern amenities, creating a harmonious balance between comfort and style. In the master suite, the clients opted for a sense of tranquility and luxury for their private sanctuary. 

Upon entering this luxurious bathroom, one is immediately drawn to the expansive glass-enclosed shower, a masterpiece featuring an invisible edge that allows the marble-style large format tiles to shine uninterrupted, giving the space an airy, open feel. The choice of tiles, with their gentle veining and luminous finish, offers the luxurious look of marble while providing the durability required for daily use.

The bathroom’s centerpiece, a deep soaker tub, invites relaxation and reflects the spa-like ambiance the clients craved. It's positioned to serve as a focal point while maintaining the room's sleek aesthetic. Above, the handheld shower by Kohler promises a versatile and indulgent bathing experience, marrying functionality with indulgence.

A double vanity sink provides ample space for preparation and personal care, an essential feature for a couple's shared space. The sinks are set in a sweeping expanse of countertop, offering both elegance and practicality, with sufficient room for all the essentials. Above, strategically placed lighting fixtures cast a warm glow, enhancing the reflective quality of the Benjamin Moore paint that graces the walls. This paint selection not only enhances the visual appeal of the bathroom but also ensures longevity, standing up to the humid environment with ease.

Adjacent to this rejuvenating bathroom space is the nursery/office room, which continues the suite's aesthetic while offering flexibility. This room, with its thoughtful design, is ready to evolve with the family's needs—whether as a serene nursery for a new addition to the family or as a productive home office space.

double sinks in a bureau style vanity with marble countertops

A Family Kitchen that Functions

In the Melody Drive residence, the kitchen stands as the heart of the home, where family life unfolds and memories are created. Embracing a Tuscan-inspired design, the space is a warm, inviting tapestry of the family's heritage and contemporary living. The transformation is a celebration of tradition infused with modern functionality, designed to cater to a bustling family lifestyle while honoring the wife's Italian roots.

The semi-custom cabinets from Fabuwood provide a testament to the merge of elegance and practicality. Their creamy hue and classic styling echo the rustic charm of a Tuscan villa, while the robust construction promises longevity and resilience to the rigors of daily use. The cabinets are adorned with sleek hardware that offers a modern contrast, highlighting the fusion of old-world charm with contemporary chic.

Beneath the cabinetry, quartz stone countertops catch the eye. They serve not just as a durable surface for meal preparations but also as a sophisticated statement of luxury that elevates the entire room. The countertops' subtle sheen is a perfect complement to the tumbled limestone tile backsplash, whose natural texture and warm tones bring an authentic touch of the Tuscan countryside into the home.

Grounding this Mediterranean inspiration, the rich oak hardwood floors offer a timeless foundation that ties the room together. The wood's natural warmth and grain are a nod to traditional Italian craftsmanship, while its durability ensures the kitchen can withstand the demands of a high-traffic area.

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Client Satisfaction and Project Outcome

The completion of the Melody Drive project was met with overwhelming client satisfaction. The new primary suite, with its luxurious bathroom, walk-in closet, and adjoining nursery/office, provided the clients with the much-needed space and functionality they desired. The kitchen remodel transformed the heart of their home into a welcoming and efficient space for cooking and socializing.

The clients were particularly impressed with the seamless integration of the new additions into their existing home’s style and the high standard of craftsmanship displayed throughout the project. They appreciated our team's consistent communication and ability to stay on schedule, especially given that they temporarily relocated during the renovation.

The success of the Melody Drive project not only enhanced the client's day-to-day life but also added significant value to their home, proving once again that thoughtful design and quality construction are an excellent investment.

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If you're in Islip or the surrounding areas and considering a home renovation or addition, let us help you bring your Long Island home renovation to life. Our team is ready to guide you through every step of your home transformation journey.  Schedule a consultation with Kuhn Construction to begin the process that transforms your life.

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