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.

Hometown Office Renovation

It’s just life, isn’t it? Time passes and things will get outdated and stale, whether it’s the food in your refrigerator or that song you’ve been listening to on repeat or the interior of your office. Sometimes changing things up, swapping out a few old flavors or sounds or colors for new ones, makes a world of difference.

This week, we’re walking through an old office to which we had the pleasure of giving new life by updating its interior.

We’ll start with the walls, which were an outdated shade of paneling. We removed the paneling…

…and replaced it with CertainTeed® drywall…

…which we then textured and painted for a fresh new look:

Time to look up at the ceilings. First off, we removed the old 2′ x 4′ ceiling tile…

…next, we installed 2′ cross tees and painted the ceiling grid a fresh white…

…then, finally, we installed new 2′ x 2′ Vantage 10™ reveal-edge ceiling tile:

We also installed 2′ x 2′ LED drop-in ceiling lights for a seamless look that’s bright and also energy-efficient:

We installed new painted moulding throughout the office:

As well as new Raskin® vinyl plank flooring for a cost-efficient, modern wood-floor look:

We also installed six new Masonite® 6-panel interior doors throughout the office. Isn’t it fascinating how much a new door, white instead of brown, can modernize the look of a room?

We installed new vanities and commodes in the two restrooms:

The makeover is complete, and the office is ready to welcome its clients:

Is there anything in your life that needs to be refreshed? If it’s refrigerator food, we can’t help you; but if it happens to be your office or your home, we would be delighted to sit down with you and discuss making your dream space a reality. Our number is (870) 845-1121, whenever you are ready for your free consultation.

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.

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 1 of 8

Have you ever wanted a new house, but you didn’t want to move? Do you love where you live, but where you live needs some love? You don’t have to buy a whole new house to start living in a better place. Sometimes, all your home needs is a full interior remodel. And Hostetler Handyman Service would be delighted to help you with that, just as we helped this lady in Nashville, AR, give her home a whole new look.

In this eight-week series, we start with one of the most important rooms in your house: the room where you entertain your guests, the room where you relax with your family, the living room.

In this photo, demo has already begun:20160415_145750

We installed CertainTeed® drywall on the walls and ceiling:20160504_153149

The brown brick fireplace and wall, though pretty, didn’t quite match the theme the homeowner was looking for. So she had us paint all her brickwork, giving it a fresh new look:2016-07-11 11.14.032016-07-11 11.14.00We also installed a custom built-in bookshelf:2016-07-11 11.14.14In this close-up of the finished bookshelf you can see the doors installed at the bottom, as well as catch a glimpse of the new COREtec® One Doral Walnut vinyl plank flooring: IMG_1939

The completed living room in all its glory:2017-01-16 15.32.492017-01-16 15.32.552017-01-16 15.33.04

Does your home need a new living room? Contact us here or give us a call at 870-846-1121 for your free estimate.

Next week we remodel the most essential room of all: the kitchen. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it.