Whole House Makeover in Meridian Kessler

This Meridian-Kessler Cape Cod was built in 1935 and like most homes of its time, was designed with many small rooms. The new homeowners tasked our design team with making over the entire first floor into a wide-open and welcoming space.

whole house remodel - before cramped and dark kitchen
an open concept living space leaves the room for a bright and beautiful cape cod style kitchen, with eating and living spaces attached; whole house makeover

An Open Concept

Walls between the kitchen, dining room and breakfast area were removed (and structural support beams added in their place.) The location of the stovetop was rotated 90 degrees and the kitchen gained an island. The removal of the original pantry was balanced by the addition of a wall of cabinetry next to the new double oven.

Practical Additions

The homeowners were delighted by the addition of a powder room – located behind the wall where the stove is – by using the long, narrow space in a creative way. Before their whole house makeover, the only bathroom for guests was the master bath.

A True Master

On the other side of the home, space was taken from the living room to give the homeowners two new closets in the master bedroom. The entrance to the main bathroom was moved and the layout reconfigured to create a true master bathroom.

Built-In Storage

In the living room, a wall of custom built-ins adds to the coziness of the space. Built-ins were also constructed in the bedroom to make the most of the 170 square feet of space.

Welcome to Worthington!


After 20 years remodeling homes throughout Central Indiana, we’ve decided it’s time for a remodel of our own!  Case locations in Carmel, Meridian Kessler, and Zionsville will become Worthington Design & Remodeling.

The Worthington name pays tribute to our founder and president, Larry Worthington Greene, and demonstrates our unyielding customer promise: your home is worth the very best. Expert design, craftsmanship, service, and superior results remain the cornerstone of all we do. It’s the Worthington Way.

New name—same ownership, team and award-winning dedication to superior results.