These empty-nesters had lost their fondness for their gathering space, and wanted to update it for the following year's Christmas party. After initiating design in the early fall, these snowbirds then left for their vacation home to the south until spring. When they came back home their project had been finished and they were surprised with it's completion as they had intentionally cut off picture communication from our designer and from the tradesmen. They were wowed and moved seamlessly into their new space. Their children and grandchildren came by for the next family event and all loved what we had done to their home.