This late 1950’s house needed attention. Originally built as workforce housing for the nearby Ford plant, the home had all the hallmarks of that era: lots of walls, low light, and limited space. Our clients, a growing family, approached us to help them analyze the decision of buying a new home, or remodeling and adding on to their current home. Together we proved that all of their wants and needs could be met more affordably and effectively in their current home. Banking on the mantra of reusing rather than rebuilding the design made carefully selected interventions and openings to weave the floorplan together and create a space for contemporary living filled with daylight.