This interior architectural remodel transformed an existing awkward, dark, ranch house into a modern, light and view filled space - with a limited budget. With strategic moves, the interior architecture was transformed. The plan was rationalized: the kitchen was almost tripled in size; the plan was made efficient; an entry way was gained by creatively modifying a hallway; relocating the laundry area created room for a new office, created privacy for the powder room, and allowed for a much needed storage wall for the children. Exterior windows and doors were replaced with wider, taller, stained wood openings. Phase II includes work to the exterior architecture of the house and began in the fall of 2013.