Home Makeover

This spring, Acadian House Kitchen + Bath Design, Baton Rouge’s premier design/ build firm, revealed two home makeover experiences in two area neighborhoods. Locals followed along as Acadian House chronicled the renovations from start to finish, sharing keys to smart design and the latest in products and materials. See for yourself what it’s like to renovate in Baton Rouge, with a look at the before and after of each home.

The Live Oak Estates Project

For this project, our Acadian House design team was tasked with renovating all 2,600 square-feet of the dated residence. The team focused their design on creating a comfortable and classic home for a family of four to grow in.

The kitchen renovation offered a total transformation from small kitchen design to a custom kitchen space. The 26-year-old house was in need of a kitchen remodel, says homeowner and designer, Monica Broggi. The Acadian House team was able to maximize storage in the kitchen and focus on functional changes to bring this traditional Baton Rouge home up to today’s standards.

The outside of this Live Oak Estates home appears to be an average South Louisiana design- a transitional twist on French Country, but the Acadian House team wanted to make the interior of this home memorable. The changes in the kitchen included transitions from wallpaper and brass to shades of gray with glamorous finishes like polished nickel, brushed nickel and champagne. The design highlights the wide windows of the home and the natural light to make the space feel large and inviting. While the majority of the kitchen remodel introduced new materials to the space, the Acadian House team was able to preserve the brick floors to contribute to the traditional French Country style of the home.




The Woodstone Project

Our Acadian House design team was called in to take on this large 3,600 square-foot home built in 1984. In Phase I, the team was tasked with reworking the floor plan to allow for a gourmet kitchen, bar, butler’s pantry, mud locker, laundry room and powder bath.

The homeowners wanted to remain true to the modern design of the home’s distinctive contemporary architecture so they enlisted the help of the Acadian House design team. A reconfiguration of the floorplan was needed to create better function and flow within the design.

“Our goal as designers is not to project our style on the space but to take the homeowner’s vision for a kitchen design or bathroom and bring it to life,” says owner and designer Kathy Simoneaux.

Keeping with the contemporary design, the kitchen renovation focused on sleek, modern materials mixed with natural finishes to create the look. The Acadian House team created contrast by pairing honey walnut lower cabinetry with high-shine, white acrylic upper cabinets, white quartz countertops, large format white subway tile and stainless steel appliances. Overall, the Acadian House team worked with the homeowners to create their vision of a clean, contemporary design that complements the home’s architecture.