Blueprint for Improvement: A better floorplan in Zionsville



The owners of this 1995 Zionsville home had listed it for sale last year. Potential buyers kept giving the same feedback: The first floor layout was disjointed.  The homeowners realized they felt the same way, so they took it off the market and made some big changes to make the space work better for their family.


  • Previously, three small pantry closets were accessed via a small hallway behind the kitchen. Now combined into one space, the pantry is accessible from the kitchen through an opening hidden behind the cabinetry.
  • The kitchen was enlarged, and the location of the appliances were rearranged for a more efficient flow and improved functionality.
  • A beam was added to provide structural support in lieu of the removed pantry walls. It’s also a beautiful new focal point.

Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling; email him at Visit for more remodeling inspiration and advice.


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