Green Mountain Ranch Renovation

We (Ryan and Amy) had the opportunity to partner with another husband and wife team on this joint-project in Lakewood's Green Mountain neighborhood.   486 S Cole Ct was a fun but project, but (like usual), it turned out to be a much bigger project than we originally planned on.   We had to think outside the box a bit and completely re-think both the main level and the basement.

Here's a before and after shot, before we dive into the details of the project:


A bit about 486 S Cole Court and the project in general:

  • Brick ranch home built in 1970
  • 3 bed, 2 bath (before the renovation)
  • 4 bed, 3 bath (post-renovation)
  • It was in need of a FULL remodel
  • Located a few blocks from the base of Green Mountain in Lakewood
  • Purchased in early July of 2015
  • Re-sold in late December of 2015 after 11 days on the market

This house had a few main flaws:

  1. Very closed off kitchen
  2. Only 1 bathroom on main level (no master ensuite bath)
  3. Odd kitchen layout with a small dining area
  4. Chopped up basement layout
  5. The gas line and gas meter were in the way of where egress window needed to be installed in basement

Major changes we decided to do:

  1. Combine the current dining area + kitchen to make one large kitchen
  2. Shorten the north side of kitchen and convert space to add a master bathroom between the kitchen and current master bedroom
  3. Remove various kitchen walls for open concept kitchen
  4. Flip the stairway around which goes into basement in order to create a very large basement rec room
  5. Add basement bedroom with egress window and ensuite bathroom
  6. Have Xcel Energy relocate the gas meter so we could install a basement egress window

This house needed EVERYTHING: new roof, electrical, all plumbing, concrete work, landscaping, sprinkler system, paint, carpet, tile, hardwoods, windows, garage door, and much more. 

Here is what the house looked like pre-renovation!

During the renovation:

And the final product:

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