Additions on House, Part 2 – Exterior & Entryway

We’ve looked at the outside and inside of addition number one. Now we’ll step around to the back side of the house and take a look at the second addition.

Here we can see the concrete slab in place, while the brick siding on the original part of the house is being removed:DCIM100MEDIADJI_0236.JPGThe new addition is framed, house-wrap and Tamko® Heritage shingles installed:DCIM100MEDIADJI_0260.JPGBrickwork in progress:20161017_09264820161017_092725The exterior of the completed addition:20180109_081724

Before and after photos looking out towards the door:Photo Dec 13, 11 12 55 AM20180109_081458A before and after of the entryway:Photo Dec 13, 11 13 23 AM (1)20180109_081054A closer look at the custom-built hall tree with storage cabinets and a bench:20180109_081145We installed a big sliding barn door on the entryway closet:20180109_081520And a glimpse of the utility room:20180109_081331

We’ve got one more post in this series, where we’ll look at the new bathroom and summer kitchen in this addition. If you want to be sure of catching that last post, enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook.

Additions on House, Part 1.5 – Doors & Interior

Last time we watched the exterior progress of an addition on a house being built. Now it’s time to step inside this beautiful front door and see what happened to the interior.

But first, let’s stop and notice the wood-grain texture on this fiberglass exterior door:20180109_075707

A look at the interior of the both the front door and the french doors opening onto the patio, before and after being finished:

Close-up of the tile foyer step-down inside the front door:20180109_082715

Stepping back in time a little, we see the window seat with custom shelving on either side still unfinished:Photo Sep 05, 12 53 21 PM

And we’re back, looking at the completed living room, tasteful and inviting:20180109_080000

A closer look at the finished bookshelves and window seat:20180109_08002620180109_080041 (1)

A view from inside of the addition reveals a glimpse of the original house, where we also installed luxury vinyl plank flooring to match the addition’s floor:20180109_082820A closer look at the wainscoting on the hallway wall:20180109_08251420180109_082034

On the other side of the hallway wall, we put in a spacious pantry with custom-built shelving:20180109_082654

We also installed some additional custom-built cabinetry in the original dining room, complete with a work station: 20180109_08243520180109_082456

And a before and after of the decorative beam in the center of the cathedral ceiling which we installed and stained:Photo Sep 08, 10 25 50 AM20180109_082339

So what do you think? Do you want a room like this? A place to entertain guests or just to spend time with your family… 20180109_080011

We built one, we can build another. Just the same, or we can change it up to express your unique style. It’s up to you. Contact us here, or give us a call at (870) 845-1121.

But this inviting living room isn’t all that we added onto this home. Next week we’ll take a look at the second addition. Want to see? Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook.

Additions on House, Part 1 – Exterior

Most long-term homeowners have, at some point, felt that their house was just a little cramped. Some homeowners decide to do something about it. We constructed two additions for one such family on their home near Nashville, AR.

Breaking ground on the front side of the house for the first addition:20160527_100945

The dirt pad is built:20160609_150319

Concrete footings are poured:20160610_140005

Framing in progress:IMG_20160714_130137806

Interior view of the framing:IMG_20160714_130222555

In this photo, you can catch a glimpse of how we tied this new addition into the home’s original gable line:IMG_20160725_150402331

House-wrap is installed, as well as Tamko® Heritage shingles in the Weathered Wood color:IMG_20160725_150337261IMG_20160725_150433030

Aerial shot of the brickwork in progress:DCIM100MEDIADJI_0270.JPG

As you can see in this photo, we removed the brick and vinyl siding on the original house and replaced it with Acme® brick as well, in order to give the whole building as seamless a look as possible:DCIM100MEDIADJI_0269.JPG

Some shots of the finished addition’s exterior:20180109_07534220180109_07555420180109_075628

It’s fun to see the exterior change from dirt-work to finished, but that is something anyone who chose to drive down that road could have seen. Next week, we’ll look at something that only a few people got to see: the work done on the interior. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it!

New Shop Construction

If you’re a man, you know: sometimes you just need a shop. You need to take a place like this-IMG_20170124_152544597-and put something like this on it:IMG_20170314_143251753Or, at least, this gentleman felt that way about it, and so he called in Hostetler Handyman.

Here the dirt work is done and the concrete pad is in place:IMG_20170131_073302431

Framing in progress:2017-01-31 14.44.39We installed 7/16″ OSB on the walls and 5/8″ TechShield® OSB on the roof:IMG_20170201_102724644

The hip roof was covered in 30-year Tamko® Heritage shingles:IMG_20170210_161209648

We poured a cement walkway from the driveway to the walk-in door on the side of the shop, as well as a slanted approach from the driveway to the Amarr® garage door on the front of the building:IMG_20170215_132727360

We installed Acme® bricks 3 feet up from the ground, with the rest of the exterior walls covered in CertainTeed® vinyl Dutch lap siding in the Desert Tan color:IMG_20170228_104714351IMG_20170228_105003268

The new shop, completed and ready for use:2017-03-10 08.43.12

What do you think? Do you need a new shop? Is your garage so full that you can’t even get your car inside? Contact us today and let us help you fix that!

Driveway Repair

How is your driveway doing today? Is it wide and smooth and a pleasure to drive on? Or does it look more like this?IMG_20170808_144139767

We removed and replaced the end of this gentleman’s driveway, widening it in the process. Ready to start:IMG_20170808_144115242

Setting up the concrete forms:2017-08-10 07.10.03

Demolition in progress, using a Bobcat® Mini-Excavator:IMG_20170810_094307901

We replaced the polyethylene culvert pipe running underneath the driveway:IMG_20170810_0944451652017-08-10 10.43.59

The fresh concrete has been poured:2017-08-11 22.18.45

To finish up, we have a photo of the driveway taken before our work began, and another of the new concrete driveway taken after our work was completed:IMG_20170808_1441245002017-08-11 22.18.52

Does your driveway look more like the before photo? Does it feel like the before photo when you drive over it? Let us help you with that. Contact us here or call us today at (870) 845-1121 for your free estimate.

Log Cabin Restoration

Log cabins are beautiful, but they are not indestructible. Time and weather can make a mess of your walls if you don’t give them the attention they need. We pressure-washed and re-stained all the wood on this gentleman’s cabin in order to turn this:2017-08-01 15.33.35-1…into this:2017-10-25 13.13.30

Before and After of another side of the cabin:2017-08-01 15.34.352017-10-18 16.54.44 HDR

Before and After of the wooden decks:2017-08-01 15.34.542017-10-18 16.55.04-12017-08-01 15.35.082017-10-18 16.55.13

We also washed and re-stained the log garage:2017-08-01 15.33.402017-10-18 16.43.14 HDR2017-10-25 13.13.43Several more photos of the house, before:2017-08-01 15.36.382017-08-01 15.36.19

Staining in progress:2017-10-09 11.22.18 HDR2017-10-09 11.23.05 HDR

More photos of the completed project:2017-10-25 13.14.37 HDR2017-10-18 16.56.302017-10-25 13.15.54 HDRThe stain color for the logs was Sherwin Williams® Homestead Brown, and for the trim we used Sherwin Williams® Dark Glove:2017-10-18 16.51.09 HDR

We also replaced some rotten logs:

A beautiful building, protected against the elements:2017-10-25 13.14.44 HDRDo you have a log cabin, a retreat that you love and want to keep on loving? Do the logs look like you love them, or are they starting to rot away? We can help with that! Contact us today for your free estimate.

Interior Remodel – Part 8 of 8

Over the last few weeks we’ve been through most of this house, seeing the magic that can be done with an interior remodel. We have one more post left: the family room. A room where you want comfort and warmth, a place to relax, but also no less elegance than the rest of your house.

The room before we began:20160415_145838

And after fresh paint, new trim, new COREtec® flooring, new doors, and new ceiling fan, it is completed:IMG_1951IMG_1950While staying true to her neutral color theme, the homeowner softens this room by adding fluffy pillows on the couch and a plush area rug on the floor:IMG_1948IMG_1949

And one quick glimpse of the first and last thing you would see every day if this would be your house: the entry room.2017-01-16-15-33-22.jpg

This house may not belong to you, but yours can be made just as delightful. Is there only one room wanting improvement or does all of your home need some love? Contact us here or call us today at (870) 845-1121 to get a free estimate on what you need to take your house from blah to beautiful.

Interior Remodel – Part 7 of 8

Your pantry and utility are two rooms which are pretty important to anyone who wants their house to be tidy, their things put away, and their clothes to be clean. If the center of order looks like a mess, what hope is there for the rest of your house? We’ve seen the transformations in the living room, the kitchen, the master en suite, the bedrooms, the guest bathroom, and the hallways.  This week, we discover what our homeowner chose to improve in her utility room and pantry.

We kept the cabinets in the utility room, but gave them a new look by refinishing them:2016-07-11 11.13.46

The pristine completed utility room, from several angles:2017-01-16 15.34.482017-01-16 15.34.532017-01-16 15.35.01

In the pantry, we replaced and painted the shelves:2016-07-11 11.13.38The finished pantry shelves are put to good use:IMG_1929

This interior house remodel is nearly complete and the house is looking good, don’t you think? What about your house? Are there some rooms that could be improved? Contact us here or give us a call at (870) 845-1121, and we can talk about turning your house into a place you love to see.

We have one more post left in this series and it will be up next week. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it!

Interior Remodel – Part 6 of 8

After walking through the living room, kitchen, master bed and bath, two more bedrooms, and the guest bathroom, in this week’s post we take a moment to peer down the two hallways of this home, and see what they were and what they became.

One long hallway in the demo stage: 20160415_145946New freshly-painted drywall, COREtec® vinyl plank flooring, bold black doors with silver Weslock® doorknobs, and broad white trim make this a whole new hallway: IMG_1954And with a gallery of gold-framed portraits to give it character and make it home, this hallway is complete:2017-01-16 15.27.03

The same hall but from the other end. In this before photo, you can see the new CertainTeed® drywall, just installed:20160510_164554And the same completed hallway from this angle:2017-01-16 15.25.40

The other, shorter hallway with the new drywall installed but not yet painted:20160504_153146Here, too, we painted and installed new flooring, trim, and doors, as well as a new light fixture on the ceiling:IMG_1952And with the homeowner’s interior decor bringing touches of warmth and softness, this hallway is finished:2017-01-16 15.26.56

Not a complicated change, but wasn’t it fun to see? Next week, it’s time to remodel the pantry and utility room. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it.