Our clients wished to stay in their home during their later years, since it was in a great location close to family members. However, the husband had developed some mobility issues that made accessing their upstairs master suite difficult for him.They requested Atlanta Design & Build create a master suite addition on the main floor that would offer the accessibility the husband needed, as well as the elegance the couple desired.
“We wanted a master bedroom on the main floor. We love our home and decided to ‘age in place’. The only way to do that was to add an addition that provided a suite specific for that purpose.”
According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Universal design is easily incorporated into remodeling projects; in the same way clients choose materials or products, they also customize their living space to fit their current and future needs. Universal design takes thoughtful planning and creative thinking to design spaces for access across entire life span. Elements of universal design are integrated into the overall design becoming virtually invisible. Read about the 7 principles of Universal Design here.
The master suite addition was thoughtfully planned so it could be entered from the dining room inside our clients’ home. From the driveway to the master suite entrance there are no steps or other obstacles. The walking distance from the home’s front door to the master suite is a manageable 15 ft. To ensure privacy and maintain separate identities for the dining room and the master suite, the entrance is disguised through the use of a frameless, trimless, flush door with a flush handle.
Utilizing Universal Design Throughout the Master Suite
Chuck and Sherry Kersey contacted Atlanta Design & Build because they had several projects in mind to transform their home. The Kerseys dreamed of a master suite addition that would be their special get-away space. They desired a screened porch that would give the feeling of being in their backyard environment without the mosquitoes. And there was a need for more garage space to house several vehicles.
Creating a Luxurious Master Suite
Atlanta Design & Build worked with the Kerseys to create everything they longed for. Their personal retreat provides the feel of a master suite. It is secluded from the rest of the home, but also still connected. Located on the home’s main level makes the suite conveniently accessible from the core living areas of the home. The bedroom portion is airy and spacious, with a wonderful cathedral ceiling. It opens directly onto an outside deck so the clients can enjoy the outdoors from the privacy of their bedroom. The spa-like master bathroom includes a double sink vanity, a two-person whirlpool tub, a large shower with frameless glass doors and a built-in bench. The large walk-in closet is highly functional with its bright overhead lighting and generous storage space.
Chuck and Sherry love the open feel of the space. “All our needs were met and the space was designed to look as if it were an original part of the house,” Chuck said. “That’s not always easy to do on additions.”
A Full Sunroom Provides the Perfect Outdoor Living Space
After discussing in depth our clients’ needs and desires for their screened porch area, the decision was made to build a full sunroom. This splendid room far exceeds the initial intent for the space, and they are thrilled. Rather than just being an outside area, the sunroom has become an integral part of the expanded interior of their home. The sunroom melds the indoors with the outdoors. “Our sunroom gives us the feeling of being outside in the woods, while using the space virtually year ‘round,” Chuck stated. “We are so happy that Atlanta Design & Build showed us the value of a sunroom rather than just a porch and to make the space larger than we originally envisioned.”
“Atlanta Design & Build put a lot of extra effort into the design phase of our project to make sure we got the right solution, and all the components of the build were followed through on,” Chuck remarked. “We are pleased with the decisions that were made.”
Are you wishing to transform the look and the function of your home? We invite you to work with our talented design and build team. We can help you create dynamic spaces that provide even more than you originally envisioned. Call 770.565.8999 or visit atlantadesignbuild.com