The Challenge



compartmentalized EXISTING floor plan

Edward and Mary are the type of family that envision their home being the center of everything. This means constant movie nights, game nights, holiday dinners, and slumber parties with their children’s friends. However, the existing main floor had walls separating the kitchen from the living space. hallway and family room. This segregated and compartmentalized layout made it harder for Edward and Mary to watch their kids and interact with their guests. For example, when one person was in the kitchen preparing a meal and the rest of the family was in the living room watching TV the entire family was disconnected. More importantly, when entertaining guests this compartmentalized floor play encouraged overcrowding in one area of the house. It was very clear what needed to be done but Edward and Mary were very unsure if their vision was feasible within their budget.