We closed off the awkward entrance, moved the door into the original dining room, and transformed it into a welcoming foyer with built-in benches and coat hooks. We tied in an entirely new addition with vaulted ceilings to replace the dining room, reconfigured the kitchen to make it more spacious and usable, and transformed the Michigan basement into a full basement under the entire project. Refinishing the original floors and adding wainscotting to the family room, the old house took on a brighter, more spacious look, while maintaining a modern farmhouse style. Many challenges came up during construction, including having to replace a subcontractor for poor workmanship and multiple tile breakages during the installation of a euro style glass shower door. Maintaining good communication in the midst of these setbacks became the most important element. At the close of the project, John and Hannah were thrilled with the complete transformation of the space and their ability to have family come live in it near them.