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.

Interior Remodel – Part 5 of 8

We’ve been through the living room, kitchen, master bed and bath, and the other two bedrooms in this house. Today, it’s time to take care of that room which your guests will see, and you won’t see them seeing it: the guest bathroom.

Here we have the dramatic change between demo and completed:20160415_1459582017-01-16 15.26.09

Close-up of the Daltile® ceramic tile tub/shower surround:2017-01-16 15.26.27

The quartz vanity top shines under the white lights:IMG_1959

The completed bathroom:IMG_1955

This is one room in your house you can’t afford to skip. Who doesn’t judge a place by its restroom? Is yours dragging down the quality of the rest of your house? We can tell you just about what it would take to fix that, if you contact us here or call us at (870) 845-1121.

Next week we’re going to have some fun with before-and-afters. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to stay tuned!

Interior Remodel – Part 4 of 8

A bedroom is perhaps the easiest room to improve, and, given its designation as a place to rest, why wouldn’t you want it to be as peaceful and pretty as possible? After checking out the improvements in the living room, the kitchen, and the master bed and bath, this week’s post features a glimpse of the two bedrooms.

In these rooms we simply painted the walls and installed new doors, new baseboard and crown trim, and new DreamWeaver® carpet on the floor, in order to turn them into the modern, serenely beautiful spaces you see below: IMG_1961IMG_19622017-01-16 15.25.502017-01-16 15.25.55

Are your bedrooms peaceful places, or do they need just a little something? Contact us here or call us today at (870) 845-1121 for your free estimate.

Next we visit that room in your house which many of your guests will see, and you won’t see them seeing it. Think you know which room it is? Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook, and find out if you’re right next week!