Complete Home Renovation

The ranch house has a sprawling 2,000 square feet of living space. The lower level has a walk out door wall and another 2,000 square feet of more living space for the creativity of its new owners to be expressed.

After a thorough inspection of the structure, understanding the bearing points and a good conversation with the new owner, several quick thumbnail sketches helped begin the “what if” process. Take the time and use talking on paper before committing to final construction drawings. Remodeling done this way will lead to a very personal end product for the persons who live there. A sensitive remodeling contractor should be an advisor, not a dictator. An open mind is one a key requirement!

The scope of work is to do a complete interior and exterior update to accommodate the lifestyle of the new owners.

Kitchen and bathrooms were a must. New main entrance, a larger garage to accommodate their vehicles and a room addition, adjacent to the existing built in pool, with a first floor laundry, bathroom and sitting area, were also priorities.

The owners have been hands on and computer savvy shoppers. Many of the unique products used are results of a keen eye for interesting design and practical economic purchases. The internet, Craig’s List, eBay and several other big box stores have been researched to make the “best choices”.

You can see our current progress below. Photos are arranged from left (before renovation) to right (most recent). We will continue to add our most recent photos as this home renovation and addition is being completed.

Front Entry

The images below show the progress of the exterior main entrance with a new front door, porch, lighting and landscaping.

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The interior front entry way also changed dramatically with the new front door, closet doors, base moldings, carpet, lighting fixtures and a fresh coat of paint.
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Living Room

In the living room, removing the door between the living room and hearth room opens up the home and makes it feel larger. We also changed the flooring and removed the bay window, replacing it with three new Pella windows that match the new clean, modern style.

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Hearth Room & Kitchen

There are many interesting features in this home revision. However, the gourmet kitchen, with attached eating and relaxing room with fireplace, is at the heart of this very cozy, personalized home.

Keeping the existing fireplace in tact, we added granite and new built-in cabinetry (matching the kitchen) and shelves. We also removed the existing doors between the hearth room and living room, and finished it off as an open archway.

We removed the existing windows and sliding door in the hearth room, widened the opening and installed new Pella windows and new tile flooring throughout the hearth room and kitchen. A decorative tile inlay outlines the new eating area.

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In the kitchen, we replaced the window over the sink, removed the existing cabinetry and counter tops and replaced them with new, custom cabinetry and granite counters. We transformed the peninsula into an island to give the room an open feel and create more space. Moving the refrigerator to the right allows for more storage and counter space. A large slab of granite is placed on the wall above the new range for a dramatic focal point and easy cleanup.
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Bedroom Suite 1

In the main master bedroom suite, we installed a frame for a larger entry door. We sealed up the existing doorway to the walk-in closet and moved the door to the right wall. We added built-ins in the existing walk-in closet and installed new closet doors. In the on-suite bathroom, we added new tile floors and grab bars in the toilet area. We reworked the existing bath frame and added a new barrier-free style corner tile shower with grab bars. Last but not least, we installed a new modern vanity and sink.

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Bedroom Suite 2

In the second bedroom, we removed a wall and combined two rooms together. We also removed the door to the bathroom, leaving the bath accessible from the hallway only.

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Garage Expansion

The new garage addition faces the front of the house instead of the side.

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In the new rear addition will be a first floor laundry, bathroom and sitting area adjacent to the existing built in pool.

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We are proud to say this has become a team effort. Excellent craftsmanship, sensitivity to lifestyle and willingness to work together is leading to a most welcoming place to live.

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