Birmingham Home & Garden
By Lacey Howard
A ranch-style home in Mountain Brook gets a one-room-at-a-time makeover thanks to the Puckett family’s trusted design and remodeling pros.
With additions made by former owners, this Crestline home seemed a good fit for Aimee and Wil Puckett and son McGivern. Still, upon first look, they had some concerns—namely the kitchen. “There was an oven from the 1950s!” Aimee says. To help determine if the house would be a good match, the couple invited designer Marianne Strong and builders William and David Siegel of Twin Construction to see the house they were considering purchasing in the fall of 2011. “We wanted to know what possibilities they thought existed in the house,” explains Aimee.
“It had a lot of nice features, including a master suite addition and a large den area,” William Siegel says. “However, the kitchen did not fit in with the other updates.” Marianne agreed. “The bones and layout of the house were great, but we really needed to start from scratch decorating-wise and create a neutral canvas,” she says. The pros offered up their ideas for making the house work for the Puckett family, and together they decided on a course of action.
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