This home was originally a schoolhouse in the Gallatin valley. It had gone through several remodels and additions over the years. Like many homes sometimes you have to gut the house before it gets put back together. Over time small renovations done by previous home owners needed to be improved or re-done to suit the new homeowners better.The latest remodeling was done in three phases:
- Main floor kitchen, bath , dining and living room
- Basement family room , bedrooms and bath
- Master bed and bath with office
AA Craftsman originally worked with Matt Stash of Vert Industries for Phase 1. We also fabricated and installed some of the finishes in the basement. We lastly remodeled the master bed and bath.
We started by changing the layout of the rooms. Walls were removed to make the living room bigger and open up the kitchen. The stairs were re-configured to take up less space and gain better use of the dining room sitting area.
The window and door trim, bench seats and built-ins are all custom made by AA Craftsman. Mostly made with knotty alder and Douglas fir wood. Every detail was carefully planned for the look, feel and fit of the home. Building custom built-in furniture optimized the space very well. We could build everything to the designers exact specifications, virtually leaving no unused or unfunctional space. This helped get the most out of the homes square footage. The master bed has drawers built into the framework and bookshelves on each side. The window seats have operable lids for storage underneath. The entertainment centers in both the living and master bed rooms fit all of the audio visual equipment in one area.
There are lots of windows in all areas of the home. This really helps to give an open feel to the floor plan. This home captures nice views of the Bridger Mountains. The windows let in plenty of light.