A Total Remodel Inside and Out of a Bloomington-Area Home
The homeowner did not want to move due to their beautiful location on Andersen Lake. They enjoyed being in their backyard with their family. However, throughout the home, inconsistencies and poor space planning left the client desiring a home that had been intentionally created just for them.
Specific Areas of Concern
Our contractors broke this project into three phases to make it more manageable.
Many areas of the home needed significant attention. For starters, a massive fireplace and chimney in the middle of the room not only blocked the function and flow of the space, but also blocked their panoramic view of the lake.
The space needed unity and flow, as mismatched woods and design choices were scattered throughout the home.
Lastly, expansive hallways made for a long, narrow master bedroom. It wasn’t an ideal use of space.
We passionately believe in taking the time to explore options to ensure the finished remodeled project will exceed the client’s expectations and help develop long-term relationships with the client. Before we broke ground on the project, we sat down with the homeowner, an engineer, and a designer to identify what the space could look like.
By including an engineer at the start of the project, it allowed us to safely remove the 3-story chimney without compromising the structural integrity of the home.
Iron River has learned over the years that the collaboration between the contractor and designer must be seamless. The designer brought their experience in space planning and helped the homeowner identify the best decisions for their investment.
This resulted in a well executed project, driven by a collaborative approach.
Planning the renovations was over a year in the making; the homeowner was excited about pushing the limits and making unconventional, beautiful choices. There were several iterations of the design and layout, and the Iron River Construction team worked to unite timelines and pricing to stay on budget.
A Brand New Kitchen, Bathroom, and Basement Remodel
After removing the chimney, interior remodeling services included a full demolition to open up the whole main area. Inside, our team renovated three bedrooms, the main family room, three bathrooms, and the kitchen. We also added a new living space in the basement.
In the kitchen, we installed maintenance-free cabinets, a center island with granite countertops, circular seating with a view of Andersen Lake, and a wood-accented backsplash with solid surface countertops.
Since we used unconventional finishes, our dedicated tradespeople worked closely together to produce exceptional results.
Iron River Construction: The Right Experts for the Job
Our experience in remodeling and space planning appealed to the customer, and the homeowner was sold on our ability to share three-dimensional walkthroughs of the planned renovations. This meant we could offer multiple layout options to match their taste and preference.
Altogether, the unique finishes and one-of-a-kind design elements required teamwork and collaboration, and made for show-worthy results.