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Space to Gather

The door is always open, come on in

When your kids have grown and flown and now have kids of their own, you may realize more than ever how important it is to have a welcoming home with space for a growing family.  This is exactly why Cynthia and Frederick Schneider of Crystal Lake decided that after 30 years in their home, it was time for an overhaul.  Theirs had become the house where their children, grandchildren and countless friends regularly congregated.  They knew they needed to create an open concept where everyone could comfortably gather.

As a retired math teacher and artist, Cindy has both an understanding of how things work in special relationship with each other and an eye for design and creatively combining styles and colors.   So, naturally, she served as designer of this project.  The Schneiders called on TriStone Development to bring their vision to life.  Owners Jeremy and Lindsay Velichkoff knew that opening up the space would involve the strategic removal of walls and adding support beams in the ceiling to ensure a safe and sturdy structure.  Choosing to live on-site through the construction process, the homeowners were able to be a part of every decision, having a truly hands-on experience.

The process involved reconfiguring and renovating the kitchen, dining room and living room to create a space that flows easily between all three.  Mission accomplished!  The result is a bright, stylish, modern, multi-use area that reflects the homeowners and their desire to continue to be the soft place where everyone lands.

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