These clients were ready for an update to their Chapel Hill home. Lacking some of the modern amenities that people have come to enjoy, such as a dishwasher or designated laundry room and pantry, their story is one we often hear where homeowners are torn between investing in a renovation or moving away from their home that has unforgettable memories and a supportive community. Fortunately, they decided to stay and update. One of the primary goals in this design was to create a larger kitchen area and bring the outdoors in. By constructing an adjoining screened porch with french doors and exposed rafters, widening the living room/ kitchen doorway and removing an interior partition wall, we were able to achieve that vision. This project also featured modern conveniences such as new cabinets, leathered granite tops, a farmhouse sink, hardwood floors throughout and an updated lighting plan, all while coming in under budget. With that extra money in the budget, we were able to construct a covered front stoop to provide a dry, well-lit entry, creating the perfect Chapel Hill forever home.