Zionsville Forever Home – Improved Design with Everything Home

Zionsville Forever Home

In preparation for retirement, our Zionsville client relocated from out-of-state to be closer to their kids, grandkids, and aging parents. An open yet cozy and functional house was at the top of their forever home wishlist. Everything Home was able to redesign this couple’s original home floor plan to accommodate their request for a more airy and accessible layout.

Zionsville Forever Home
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Problem Solved

When we met at the 2018 Home-a-Rama, our client had architectural plans for their existing home in-hand. Our design team analyzed the plans and saw numerous ways to improve upon the original layout to better suit their unique needs. Everything Home was contracted to re-design this client’s home layout in an effort to maximize comforts of retirement living and opportunities to host large family gatherings. 

Project Scope

The Zionsville home was a teardown and new build, construction was completed by Jerry Schafer Custom Homes. Everything Home was retained to re-design this home. 

Our team used 3D visualization tools to help our client understand their new spaces. 

We made all of the material selections for this project including cabinets, flooring, countertops, backsplashes, trim, lighting, plumbing, and paint. We also established a furniture and decor plan, including project management and an exciting reveal day of the great room, dining and kitchen.  Function and best use of space were paramount to the client. 

Designer Vision

The existing floor plan was re-imagined to include a main floor master bedroom and a laundry room within close proximity to the master. An enlarged mudroom with a breezeway feel and built-in mother’s desk was also part of the new plan. The dining area was moved to provide the best window view in the house, and an expandable dining table with extra seating was added for hosting extended family. Ample play space and a bunk room for frequent visits from grandkids was a must. To make the oversized living space feel more cozy, seating next to the fire for quiet nights at home as a couple was a special touch. Built-in furniture pieces on either side of the fireplace were also installed for versatility and storage. The kitchen design was updated to include a handy beverage station and convenient pantry storage near the garage entry.

A neutral palette with black accents, unique textures, and unexpected patterns was used throughout yielding modern farmhouse feels. Click here to enjoy a full photo gallery tour opportunity of this private home!

Ready to re-imagine your space? Contact us to schedule a 20-minute exploratory phone meeting and learn more about our flexible design services. We are now offering virtual design consultations too! 


A Complete Home Renovation with Everything Home Designs

A Complete Home Renovation with Everything Home Designs

Recently we had an exciting opportunity to renovate a home that hadn’t been updated since the 90’s — a designer’s dream project! Our client was after fresh feels without sacrificing function, something we can definitely get behind.

Kitchen before/after renovation

Are you curious about our renovation process? From the first working session to WOW, Everything Home’s signature design process is organized, professional, and seamless. Follow along to see how our process works, concept to completion. Read how we turned a 1990’s time capsule home into a 2019 modern model home in just two months. 

Our Renovation Process, Step by Step

Step 1 – Working Session

Everything Home jump started this renovation project with a working session. This paid two-hours session is the first step in our signature design process. The working session is more than a simple meet-n-greet, it gives our client an opportunity to share their wants and needs, and hear a professional designer’s advice and recommendations in-home. 

The working session is very hands-on. During the working session for this project, we moved furniture around, envisioned color palettes together, and weighed options for ideas both big and small. A consultation summary and estimate for design development was provided to the client the day of their working session.

Step 2 – Design Development

Our client proceeded in hiring Everything Home for design development, so measurements and photos were then taken in-home. This is the second step in our signature design process which involves our designers creating mood boards to introduce style recommendations. Scaled drawings and visual renderings were also developed and shared with the client.  

Additionally, the design development phase involves a lot of communication with trade partners. A “Trade Day” is scheduled to walk all trade partners through the job to discuss designer vision. We bring all of our contractors in at once so they can discuss what it will take from each of them to complete a task like taking down a wall or placement of new lighting. Our success with design projects is a direct result of our strong contractor relationships and crystal clear communication with trade partners. You may be noticing a theme by now, communication is our specialty! 

Before/After Entryway Renovation

Once all details were finalized, we brought the client back in for review. An estimate for project management including all design installation logistics was also presented. After approval our designers got busy sourcing, ordering, tracking, receiving, and evaluating furnishings as they arrived. 

Step 3 – Project Management

Ready to reno! The client hired Everything Home for project management, the third step in our signature design process. This allowed us an opportunity to make their design dreams come to life. To ensure the design project was managed to expectations, a weekly check-in meeting was scheduled with the client, designer and trade partners through the entire design installation. 

Everything Home designers are experts in managing logistics and frequently stop by job sites to confirm progress is going as anticipated. The client doesn’t have to worry, the designer is there to take care of any surprises that pop up along the way.

A Lasting Impression

This renovation was full of updates including modernized cabinetry, flooring, fixtures, paint, appliances and the list goes on! Paint was no doubt a high-impact design update in this renovation. Dated dark-stained molding and doors were re-painted with a fresh coat of crisp white. Down came old fashioned floral wallpaper and up went a neutral paint palette of white, cream, beige, grey, dusty blue, and lilac. 

 Before/After Bathroom Renovation

Luxury vinyl plank wood-tone floors replaced worn out carpets. Gold brass fixtures and hardware were updated with nickel plated selections. The buff brick fireplace surround got a facelift too, and one with timeless appeal integrating neutral brick tones. Heavy drapes and curtains were removed and replaced with simple white Roman shades to emphasize modern style. 

Complete Home Renovation - Before/After living room

View more before and after photos of this project here

A new home doesn’t have to literally mean a new home—Everything Home can breath new life into an old space with our award-winning interior design services. Ready for a new look in the new year? Contact us to get started on your complete home renovation or home refresh. 

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Sunrise on the Monon – Everything Home’s New Model Home

We adore this model home and think you will too—it’s bright, beautiful, and a cheery place to call home! Our designers teamed up with Old Town Design Group, the exclusive builder in the Sunrise on the Monon development, for another fun project. This eclectic community-centric neighborhood offers both wooded lots and village lots in Carmel, Indiana.

Virtual Home Tour: Sunrise on the Monon Model Home

Sunrise on the Monon is a semi-custom build community, which helps keep production competitive. Homes range from $400k-1M, house and lot included. Six established floor plans are being offered in this neighborhood as part of Old Town Design Group’s Key Series. Slab, crawl, and basement options are available depending on budget. As part of the build package Everything Home designers lead build clients through paint, brick, siding, roofing, gutter, trim, cabinet, counter, flooring, stair, baseboard, appliance, lighting, and plumbing selection to achieve professional design results.

This model home represents a perfect combination, a gorgeous modern farmhouse with contemporary interior design features. Built with three floors of finished living, the Sycamore house plan offers plenty of space and highly-desired openness. Everything Home’s design team decided on a dark grey exterior, trimmed in white, and a vibrant pop of lime green at the front door to emphasize a friendly welcome. We think it positively brings a smile!

From the unique tile backsplash in the kitchen to the wooden wall surround fireplace, you will notice mixed textures throughout the interior. Everything Home opted to keep main living areas neutral with subtle pops of color in accents and art. Dark wood cabinets complemented by matte gold hardware and light countertops finish out the kitchen. Vibrant patterned textiles and wall coverings add visual interest to beige backdrops in bath, bed, and study areas. Bringing the outdoors inside using organic design elements is Everything Home’s specialty, so you can expect to see an emphasis on nature throughout this home too.

Experience Sunrise on the Monon’s sunny model home, open Thursday-Sunday, noon to 5pm. Located at 99th Street and Westfield Boulevard. For more information visit, https://www.oldtowndesigngroup.com/sunrise-on-the-monon-custom-homes.

Love what you see? Contact us to schedule a design consultation and learn how we can help you to achieve model home style!

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