Studio21 Architects designed this major renovation and second floor addition to an existing two bedroom ranch home in Downers Grove. A family of four was looking to create their new family home close to public transportation. The existing home had the right location and a good foundation to start from, but the home itself wasn’t nearly hitting the mark. One of the design challenges of this home was giving the family an open concept living space on the first floor. Wood floor trusses span the entire width of the home and allow for easy installation of the mechanical and plumbing systems. The final design includes open concept living with an abundance of natural light. The new second floor allowed for three bedrooms, 2 baths and laundry.