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KBB: An Elegant and Simple Bathroom Design
A home with an architectural legacy – despite any interior issues – deserves to have its history and its original intent honored. That was just one of designer Logan Wheeler Ramirez’s goals with a redesign outside of Baton Rouge, La., where the home’s master bathroom was in need of rejuvenation, but the home’s famous architect and his designs also needed to be kept in mind.
InRegister: A sneak peek inside a stunning Bocage bath addition
While a kitchen may be the heart of a home, there’s nothing like unwinding in a luxurious master bath after a long day. Not to mention, it can really add to your property’s value if it’s done right. Ourso Designs is known for their stunning projects and this one is no different. We checked in with Richard Ourso and Logan Wheeler Ramirez to see what a difference an addition can make. This gorgeous master suite was a collaboration among the team at Ourso Designs, designer Anne McCandless and contractor Frank McArdle with Big River Construction.
InRegister: What’s in Store: Ourso Designs and The Olde Mill
Skilled designers create personalized spaces for their clients and assist in selecting the right products for all the finishing touches. They also provide exceptional prefinished cabinetry and surface hardware like pulls and knobs. Their sister company, The Olde Mill, manufactures reclaimed architectural beams, mantels, floating shelves, countertops, and custom wood products.
InRegister: Steal the scene: Fresh from the shower
The master bathroom of this A. Hays Town house in Bocage subdivision was separated into a maze of mighty small rooms, including individual spaces for his and her vanities, the bathtub, shower and closets. It was dark. It was dated. And it was downright ripe for a renovation.
InRegister: Designer tip: Richard Ourso on working with low ceilings
Many recently built homes take advantage of all the free flow and space that come with open floor plans, including the addition of high ceilings, which can help expand the scope of a room. Older homes, though, were built with different styles in mind, and they don’t always come with sky-high details. But according to Richard Ourso, owner of Ourso Designs Kitchen & Bath Firm and manager of The Olde Mill, a few simple steps can help turn the tables on a common conundrum in home design.
InRegister: From Dark to Light: Local renovation combines natural charm with logical design
In homes today, formal dining rooms are used less and less—especially those disconnected by walls and shut away from the rest of the home. Ourso Designs treated us to a look at one of their dramatic before and after designs. In this home, rooms were compartmentalized and the formal dining room originally opened only to the living room. The foyer was used as a piano room. The design team created what now feels like an entirely new home.
InRegister: A peek inside a breathtaking local renovation
Any remodeling project can seem overwhelming, but it’s guaranteed to go more smoothly if you partner with the right designer and builder. Ourso Designs treated us to a look at one of their latest projects. The space was originally very compact and compartmentalized. The new floor plan was designed to open up communal spaces for entertaining a large family of four children and grandchildren on the way. This incredible before and after makes it easy to see why the dream team of Richard Ourso and Logan Wheeler Ramirez are so highly sought after—providing incredible custom features that make a home both beautiful and functional.
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