Does your house ever feel a bit cramped? Most of us tend to fill up all the space we have and then we find ourselves wishing for more. If your house is really too small for your needs, your things are probably difficult to find and relationships between people who live there might be under strain. You could move into a bigger house. But what if you really like the house you have now? You just wish there was more of it.
There’s a way to get that. This family chose to have an addition built, and we had the privilege of helping them to enlarge their home.
First things first – the concrete is poured:
From a distance, you can see that the walls are up:
The upper part of the exterior walls was covered in Alside® vinyl siding:
While the lower section got Coronado® stone wainscoting:
The completed exterior, with Tamko® shingles on the roof:
Stepping inside, we see the main room of the addition, completed and already being enjoyed:
For the opening between the addition’s bedroom and bathroom, the owner chose a sliding barn door:
Inside the bathroom, the vanity is custom-built:
As is the linen closet:
The bathroom flower and the shower are both tile:
And while we were there anyway, we also installed and painted several new exterior doors:
What do you think? How much would your home life be improved if you had just a bit more space?
We’d be glad to sit down with you and talk about what it would take to add a room or two onto your home, but we can’t until you let us know that you’re ready for this. Give us a call at (870) 845-1121 today!
It’s the place where you spend at least 2,080 hours a year – let’s be honest, for most business owners it’s more like 3,000. But tell me, when you think about going to your office, opening that door and stepping inside, how does it make you feel? Is your office the sort of place an intelligent person would choose to spend five (or six) days out of seven?
Picking up where we left the interior last week, we’re in the process of framing the interior walls:
Insulation time! For the interior walls, we used Knauf® batt insulation:
The exterior walls received foam insulation. In this photo, our tech has just began the process of applying the insulation:
A close up of the finished interior floors, which are stained concrete, meaning they’re both nice to look at now and will still be next year:
And now comes the part you’ve been waiting to see: the finished office. Welcome inside, where the walls and ceilings are covered in beautiful white pine:
One of workstations inside this office:
If you’re designing your own office you might be tempted to skip this next area, but I suggest you consider following this business owner’s wise example and putting cafeteria area into your office. If you do, you won’t regret it at lunchtime…or two hours later, when your desk doesn’t smell like stale food. Here you can see this office’s cafeteria area, with the kitchen in the background and the restroom on the right:
A closer look at the kitchen, with its Mid-Continent® cabinets:
Take a look at the kitchen countertop, which is made of concrete. Durable and beautiful:
Remember that restroom we caught a glimpse of a couple photos ago? Here’s a closer look – and notice, the vanity countertop in here is concrete too:
And here we have the big man’s office, from several angles:
And this huge wooden thing? A custom-built blueprint desk, perfectly designed for their needs:
What do you think, would going to work be a little more inspiring if your office looked like this? Are you getting cramped in your old space, your papers getting lost because there’s no place to file them? Is there a funky smell hanging around the corners? Are you and your coworkers getting on each other’s nerves because you’re always in each other’s space? Are you embarrassed to invite clients to meet with you at the office? Or do potential clients drive right past your building because they can’t imagine a quality business would have an office in a place like that?
If the answer to any or all of those questions is yes, the first step is a simple one: give us a call at (870) 845-1121 and let us help you find the solution to this problem.
Many people dream of owning their own business; some actually go and live that dream. And they often start out with a home office, but as their business grows, they soon find a home office is neither the most practical nor the most professional option for a thriving company. Then they have a choice to make: some businesses rent or buy an office space and make it work for them, some buy an office space and remodel it to meet their needs, and some choose to build their own office, perfectly designed for their company’s unique needs.
If you’re accustomed to the convenience of having your office at home, you might find yourself regretting the move no matter how nice your new space is. But if you choose option number 3 and build your own office, you have the choice of building it within sight of your own home – perhaps even as an addition on your shop.
We start off with the kitchen, drywall hung but not yet painted:
Kitchen cabinet installation in process:
The cabinets are installed and painted, and the countertops and the sink are in place:
The finished kitchen in all its glory:
On the right side of the kitchen we have the washer and dryer, with storage compartments above and beneath:
Next to the washer and dryer, one of the drawers is a fold-out ironing board in disguise:
Close-up of the big stainless steel apron sink:
And on the left side of the kitchen we have the stove and refrigerator, gleaming stainless steel against the bold white lines of the tile backsplash:
Next we take a look into the bathroom, where the vanity cabinet is installed and shower built, but not yet tiled:
The gray vanity and cabinets and white marbled countertop with contrasting black handles and faucet make for a stunning bathroom:
And we finish with a quick look into the all-tile walk-in shower:
Beautiful rooms, aren’t they? How’s your kitchen looking? Does your bathroom have the clean, fresh feel of this one? You’ve seen what we can do in someone else’s house; would you like to see what we can do in yours? We can renovate the rooms you have, or we can build you something new. Contact us here or call us today at (870) 845-1121 for a free estimate!
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:The new addition is framed, house-wrap and Tamko® Heritage shingles installed:Brickwork in progress:The exterior of the completed addition:
Before and after photos looking out towards the door:A before and after of the entryway:A closer look at the custom-built hall tree with storage cabinets and a bench:We installed a big sliding barn door on the entryway closet:And a glimpse of the utility room:
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.
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:
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:
Stepping back in time a little, we see the window seat with custom shelving on either side still unfinished:
And we’re back, looking at the completed living room, tasteful and inviting:
A closer look at the finished bookshelves and window seat:
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:A closer look at the wainscoting on the hallway wall:
On the other side of the hallway wall, we put in a spacious pantry with custom-built shelving:
We also installed some additional custom-built cabinetry in the original dining room, complete with a work station:
And a before and after of the decorative beam in the center of the cathedral ceiling which we installed and stained:
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…
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.
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:
The dirt pad is built:
Concrete footings are poured:
Framing in progress:
Interior view of the framing:
In this photo, you can catch a glimpse of how we tied this new addition into the home’s original gable line:
House-wrap is installed, as well as Tamko® Heritage shingles in the Weathered Wood color:
Aerial shot of the brickwork in progress:
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:
Some shots of the finished addition’s exterior:
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!
Sometimes, even charming little cafés need to grow. Dannie’s Café, far off the beaten path in Shover Springs, AR, started out in a renovated red barn. Within a few years, the delightful atmosphere and the delectable food had drawn enough patrons to necessitate adding space for more tables. They decided to have an addition built.
The café before we started, with materials all stacked and ready for the big project:
A couple aerial shots, as framing on the new addition begins:
All framed up:
We installed new flooring in the old part as well as the new, creating a burnt wood floor look in keeping with the rustic barn exterior:
Painting, both inside and out:
The completed addition, inside:
We celebrated the new addition by having our company Christmas dinner there, so we speak from experience when we say you should go check it out.