"The Haven" - Main Level - Before & After Photographs

Here's a throw back to Phase I of "The Haven," which was the entire main level of our clients home we remodeled.  You may recognize this from the cover of Utah Style & Design, where it was published. We are currently working on Phase II, which includes an amazing master suite, the laundry room, and bedrooms of the second level.  Phase II is looking like it will be just as amazing as as our award winning and cover worthy Phase I design, so you'll have to keep check back in on to see the results.  We have yet to post our "Before and After" photographs for the main level so here is it for you to take a look along with some notes on the incredible transformation. 

Entry Tile Floor  

Dated slate tile and textured walls were replaced by a custom wooden floor and marble inlay, clean, white walls, and decorative paneling to brighten the space and add elegance and class.

New Entry Room Custom Marble inlay floor

 Entrance to office Office Cabinetry

Replacing the floor, paneling the walls in the entry, and refinishing the existing cabinetry turns the dated, awkward office into a bright, beautiful space to work.  In color psychology blue symbolizes trust, honesty, loyalty, intelligence, as well as productivity. Sapphire blue was the perfect pop of color for the office.

New Office

 Living Room Dining Room

Architecturally we transformed this home by closing up a wall and tearing down another creating an intimate space for dining and conversation in the new living room and adult lounge.  Custom designed furniture give the living room a stately elegance. Wouldn't you just love to lounge on that custom design oversized Tibetan fur bench?

Living Room Dinging & Living Living & Dining


A dark, dreary hallway is transformed into a bright, airy walkway complete with hidden doors disguised as paneling to new pantries and the glamorous powder bath.

Hallway 1 Open doors hallway Powder Bath

 Kitchen Kitchen 2

We tore down the wall adjoining the dining and kitchen to allow natural light to filter through the space by adding polished nickel floating cabinetry which bridges the adult lounge and kitchen together.  White, simplified cabinets and dark finished exposed beams add contrast, interest, and elegance to a once dull and drab kitchen.

Pass through kitchen 2 Kitchen 3


A fresh coat of paint, custom window treatments, an oversized glam chandelier, and a face lift for the window bench creates a classic dining area for the family. The Design House designed a ceiling detail with  a curve to add elegance and rhythm with the exposed beams.

Dining Ceiling Detail



Family Room Family Room Fireplace

Replacing the dated stone casing of the fireplace with custom cabinetry and our custom "Haven" notched corner motif we implemented creates the perfect, sophisticated backdrop for the custom furniture in this family room transformation.  A pop of emerald green sets this room apart.

Family Room Family Room


New balusters, a transformed newel post, and painted details add new life to these stairs, which lead to the kids' playroom on the ground floor.


 Playroom Playroom

We removed a mysteriously placed second vanity outside of the bathroom to provide more room in the childrens' playroom, and brought in fun, energetic colors and custom designed many pieces of furniture in the room.  The perfectly designed custom shelves made of wood and iron float above the media cabinet, which can be viewed from the custom corner sofa intentionally made without arms for ease of lounging with the kids and pulling up a side table.

Playroom Playroom

A big thanks to our wonderful clients who trusted the vision and our contractor Upland Development as well as all of our trades and craftsmen who worked long and hard to make our designs come to fruition!


William Hilyard
11/14/2015 11:15am
The transformation is truly unbelievable..!! Just can't believe .... http://www.sbid.org
01/10/2016 6:37pm
Thanks so much William. I really appreciate the kind words, glad you enjoyed it! - Susan Nicole Thompson

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