On this week’s post, we’re looking at a simple transformation. The problem: this homeowner wanted to get rid of an exterior door but they did not want to sacrifice the natural light it provided for the house. That’s where we came in.
The door with its awning before we started:
In order to do the job well, we removed not only the door and the awning, but also the surrounding vinyl siding:
The solution: instead of taking away the natural light provided by the door, we added even more light by replacing the door with a 32″ x 80″ Weatherbarr® vinyl picture window:
And with the vinyl siding reinstalled, this job is complete!
It’s not just the whole-house transformations that we do. Is there something small like this in your house that you wish would be different? Give us a call at (870) 845-1121 for your free consultation!
Since we’ve been on such a roll lately of showing ya’ll the home additions we’ve done, here’s another: a porch that grew big enough to become a sunroom too.
Before that could happen, we poured a concrete cap on the existing porch and added some new concrete as well, so the homeowners would still have some porch space after the addition was built:
As you can see, the new sunroom takes up all the original porch width:
We installed Alside® vinyl siding on the exterior walls of the addition:
The doors were Masonite® fiberglass, both the exterior door…
…and the French doors leading into the rest of the house:
Using Minwax® stain and Helmsman® polyurethane, we stained and varnished both the doors and the wooden trim surrounding the doors and the WeatherBarr® vinyl windows:
The drywall interior walls were covered in Valspar® paint, while the floors were clad with Shaw® vinyl plank flooring:
Even sunrooms can get too much sun, so we installed Levelor® window blinds in the Aged Oak color, as well as a Gree® mini-split AC/heat unit to keep the space comfortable in all seasons:
Lastly, on the front side of the house, we created a curved concrete walkway:
There’s just something about a curved walkway leading to the front door that gives a home a touch of elegance:
So there we have it, another homeowner who took the plunge and now has more space than he did a year ago, not to mention that nice walkway. What are your thoughts? Love it? Hate it? How would you design a little more space for your home?
Maybe you know exactly what kind of addition your home would love. Maybe you have only have a vague idea and need some help figuring out exactly what you want. Either way, a consultation with us is always free and our phone number is (870) 845-1121. It’s up to you. Do you want your house to be the same size a year from now?
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.
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!