This classic New England Cape style house required a complete transformation. A full “gut” of the interior allowed us to start from scratch with the design and delivering a much needed WOW factor. Removing the dividing wall between the kitchen and living room created an open concept that enhanced the flow and functionality of the main living space. Seamless flooring throughout provided continuity while modernizing the space. A new mud-room off the garage and bonus room off the living room added unique surprises to the first floor. A re-design of the second floor provided an additional bedroom and bathroom. Unique storage solutions utilizing built-in cabinets and drawers enhances the functionality of smaller rooms by eliminating the need for additional furniture. A custom wood railing and new balusters provide charm and warmth for the spacious reading nook. A new entry deck, paint, and trim completed this project by delivering stunning curb appeal.
This quaint Bungalow style home in Worcester got a complete interior transformation. Removing partitions allowed us to achieve a seamless flow from front to back; giving the perception of a larger space. Removing the rear wall that separated the kitchen from the sun room allowed us to create a dining area ideal for entertaining guests; placing the kitchen at the “heart of the home”. Refinishing the original 1940’s hardwood floors allowed us to achieve contrasting colors giving a feeling of luxury and elegance. Re-designing the deck allowed us to create a more functional rear entry that promotes the flow from the indoor to outdoor entertaining space.
Structural issues can be caused by several factors including exposure to natural elements or undersized framing to carry loads. From simple post and beam rot to major structural deficiencies, we work closely with structural engineers to resolve these issues before they create more problems in your home.
This sunroom addition had structural issues that were discovered during a home inspection. The undersized beam was causing issues to the second floor bathrooms (including broken tiles, shifting trim, and leaking fixtures). We worked with a structural engineer to determine the solution and installed the proper beams to carry the load from the second floor. During the process we discovered additional issues from a previous remodel that were causing unsafe issues (improper plumbing, unsafe electrical, and water damage). We repaired and improved all issues according to modern building code requirements.
Storage solutions can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Custom shelving in a living room can add character. Custom cabinets can add storage for a laundry room. A combination of shelving and cabinets can make a custom entertainment center. Recessed cabinets and drawers in a small bedroom help maximize floorspace to make the room feel larger.
Bathroom remodels are often not as simple as replacing fixtures. Older homes present challenges that exist behind the walls. Drains often need to be changed to accommodate new vanities. Toilet flanges are often rusted and broken. Insulation and vapor barriers are lacking in the exterior walls of the shower. Electrical circuits are not properly protected with GFCI receptacles or breakers. Tile work requires preparation including the installation of backerboard and waterproofing membranes. We ensure the transformation is done correctly, according to building code requirements, often fixing the mistakes of previous workers or homeowners.
Kitchens are often the most expensive space to renovate in a home. Older homes, like this 1950’s ranch, often require updates to the plumbing and electrical systems to meet current building code requirements. A common complaint we here from homeowners is that the kitchen is often cold; a result of insufficient insulation in the exterior walls. Undersized headers installed during previous renovations present structural issues that cause improper functioning of doors. These issues need to be addressed in addition to the material costs associated with cabinets, countertops, appliances, and fixtures to provide a new kitchen that not only looks good but justifies the investment for years to come.