One Family’s Journey: Move or Remodel?

The answer isn’t always a simple yes or no, there are many factors that you should take into consideration before making a decision that is best for you and your family. Here is how we helped a family complete their whole home remodel in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ask Yourself Important Questions,

Do I enjoy the neighborhood I live in? Am I willing to live in a construction zone for a few months? Do I love my current home, but wish it was a bit more custom to my needs/wants? All of these are important questions to ask yourself when considering a decision like relocating or remodeling.

We had the pleasure of working with Michael and Katie, a lovely couple with a beautiful family who loved their home and the location, but needed to make changes so their home could match their family’s lifestyle. This whole home remodel in Charlotte, North Carolina included exterior renovations, bathroom remodel, and kitchen remodel, as well as some additions.

Introducing, Curb Appeal

The exterior of the home previously was featuring brown brick, cream-colored accents, and your typical grey door. This was not their speed at all, they loved the modern look and we achieved that with a few color changes. The exterior is now white brick with a gorgeous red door for the perfect amount of curb appeal.

The Beautiful White and Navy Combo Kitchen

In the new kitchen, we chose classic white with navy accents. We added an adorable coffee bar and a dry bar with floating shelving and roll-out cabinet storage. Along the perimeter of the kitchen, we chose white cabinetry with white quartz countertops. This space is jam-packed with practical storage: tons of rollouts, a pantry area, a spice rack, etc.


The white range hood provides a stunning focal point above the marble tile backsplash. At the island, we selected navy cabinetry with white quartz. The island features an apron front sink, wine cooler, decorative legs, and custom countertop details. Above the dry bar, we added a custom transom window to allow light from the powder room to illuminate the kitchen.

The Powder Room

To create room for a larger kitchen, the powder room was situated towards the back of the home near large windows to create the illusion of a larger space and allow for tons of natural light. The new powder room is adorned with navy and gold wallpaper. The gold is echoed throughout the room’s many brass details. The white sink is supported by unique acrylic legs that add tons of character to the space.

The Drop-Zone

With young children, our family struggled with unnecessary clutter like backpacks, shoes, jackets, and more being left around the house. To combat this issue, we utilized the unused space in this kitchen, located near the front of the house, and created a “drop zone” perfect for storing and keeping the clutter at bay! Now our family can just grab what they need and head straight for the door.

The Laundry Room

Doing laundry feels so dreamy now in this space. We relocated the laundry to the front of the house, which allowed for tons of natural light to flow into the space. Accented with white cabinets similar to what we saw in the kitchen, the wood countertops, a full-sized kitchen sink, and plenty of storage make this laundry room both stylish and functional.

The Final Results



The first floor of this home had a formal layout which made the space considerably cramped and difficult to use. We were able to open the kitchen to the family room, relocate the powder room to the back of the house, relocate the laundry room to the front of the house, add a custom drop zone, create an extended foyer to provide privacy to the common areas of the home and expand the kitchen to double its previous size.



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MUSE Residential is a design-build remodeler in Concord, North Carolina specializing in kitchen, bathroom, and interior renovations! We service Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas. Contact us at 704-795-4500 or visit us at for a consultation!

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