Growing a Home

Running out of home space is a common occurrence. The problem is that while growing families tends to happen organically, growing houses takes a bit more concentration and effort. But there are always solutions to the problem of not enough space. Moving. Kicking out the largest person. Or building an addition onto your house. And if you happen to be like this homeowner, you might find building an addition to be the better option, especially if you have a carport that you can simply convert into a bedroom suite for your mother. With, of course, our help.

Step one was pouring concrete on top of the existing carport to make the addition’s floor level with the rest of the house:

Next we closed up the the space where the old carport had been and installed Window Mart® vinyl windows:

And then covered it with Alside® vinyl siding:

Interior view of the framework:

We used Knauf® batt insulation for the walls:

We installed drywall on the interior ceilings and walls, except for the walls that are exposed brick:

And the interior is completed, with Sherwin Williams paint on the walls, ceiling, and trimwork:

We installed DreamWeaver® carpet on most of the floor:

But in the foyer hallway, we installed Shaw® waterproof vinyl plank flooring:

The interior doors are Masonite® 6-panel:

For climate control, this homeowner chose a Lennox® mini-split AC/heat unit:

In the bathroom, the vanity received a marble top and we also installed the
Shaw® waterproof vinyl plank flooring in here:

We used Interceramic® tile for the handicap accessible all-tile shower:

Stepping back outside, we see that while the homeowner converted his original carport into more home space, that doesn’t mean he no longer has a protected place to park his vehicles. The concrete pad was already there, so we simply built a roof over it for him:

Installing the Tamko® 3-tab shingles in the Rustic Cedar color:

And the new carport is complete, with the new home addition tucked behind it:

How are things with you? Has your home grown as fast as your family? Or do you need to add a little more space? We’re ready for your free consultation whenever you are. Call us at (870) 845-1121.

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!

 

Interior Remodel – Part 3 of 8

Do your master bedroom and bath feel like a retreat to you, or are they the kind of place you only want to be in when the lights are off? They may be rooms you keep mostly to yourself, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve as much love as your living room or kitchen. They should be your haven, the one place where you can let go and relax, and let’s be honest, who can really relax in a room they don’t like? Let us make your safe place as beautiful and peaceful as our homeowner’s master en suite becomes in this week’s post.

In a remodel, things certainly do get worse before they get better, especially in the demo stage here in the master bath:20160415_150018

With Certainteed® drywall hung, we’re already seeing an improvement:20160510_164541

And at last we have the completed master bath, gleaming in soothing neutral colors:  IMG_1970We brought the COREtec® walnut flooring into the master bath as well, creating a nice contrast with all the grays and whites:IMG_1968IMG_19672017-01-16 15.24.36

The newly-remodeled master bedroom keeps the modern neutral color pallette, but adds softness with the DreamWeaver® carpet and a pop of patterns on the bed:IMG_1964IMG_1965IMG_1963

Do you wish your master bed and bath were so pretty that you would want to spend time in them during the day as well as at night? We can tell you just about what it would take to turn them into a retreat as lovely as this one. Contact us here or call us today at (870) 845-1121 and we will be delighted to give you a free estimate.

Stay tuned for next week, where we’ll get a look at the magic done in the other two bedrooms in this home. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it!