What the Herwigs Needed:
- A protected entrance to their living space
- More space in their kitchen
- A dining room
- Closet space for coats and storage for skis and other outdoor equipment
The original kitchen was a tiny galley with barely enough room for one person let alone two and the dog. “We lived in right angles […] now it’s like we can chase the dog around the table,” Mr. Herwig said.
After listening to them share about their experience with the remodel, it was obvious that they loved the space. They had always wanted a gathering place for friends and family—a place they could cook together without bumping into each other—a place to host. “We have, like, people over. It’s amazing. That was a big thing for us because we love having people over for dinners, and parties, and stuff. It would always just be sort of crammed and people couldn’t be in the same area.”
The finish product was a beautiful kitchen and dining area that the Herwigs made their own. In fact, one of our contractors found postcards from 1917 in the wall. The couple transcribed and framed them—they now sit on the wall next to the closet right as you walk into the duplex.
It was fun to work with this artistic couple to create a unique living space.