The kitchen area would have to double as a dining room, so I designed the largest island that would fit in this space to double as bar seating.I made sure there were as many lower cabinets as would possibly fit for ample kitchen storage, but ultimately decided on open shelving rather than uppers, so the area would look as open and roomy as possible.The Bells are the kind of folks who are completely comfortable in a small space, and when they began their home search, we knew they weren’t necessarily interested in a spacious floor plan.After seeing several homes in the Waco area, they settled on the shotgun house—which was roughly 720 square feet.
To add more space for the Bell family, we added a loft for additional living space.
The natural light in this room opened it up, and the patterned concrete tile was fun and paired well with the color of the Bell’s bedroom.
One of my favorite areas was the loft office area upstairs.
The Bells purchased an empty lot and we moved the house to the area of town they were most interested in: a spot just a mile away from the Baylor campus.
When we began work on this house, it quickly became clear that it was going to be one of our most unique Fixers to-date.