This full gut renovation started with replacing all the flooring with hard wood floors. Mary Jo redesigned the entire space by taking out the wall between the dining room and kitchen to create an updated open floor plan. This helped to eliminate the 1980s closed off space in the downstairs. The family really liked the cedar beams, not only for support, but for the design and element of character. Since the wife is of shorter stature, May Jo designed a custom counter top height so she can still bake in comfort. To accommodate the husband’s tall height, Mary Jo created a higher elevation for the bar and additional storage. The splash of color in the mosaic back splash ties in the orange, red and green hews in other areas of the home. This home was uniquely designed for this couple.