Posts Tagged ‘home addition’

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

You know the drill. Every year, right after the holidays have passed you vow to have your kitchen remodeled, your basement renovated or your addition in place in time for next year’s festivities. And yet, every year you get busy. Summer comes and goes and, before you know it, November is upon us again. We know how it goes! This year, beat the cycle and have your project done before the first holiday turkey is placed in the oven by better understanding your project timeline.  Call us now and begin your project to have your home in tip-top shape for the holidays.

Keep in mind that however long your project is expected to take in terms of construction, it is likely that an equal amount of time will be spent in planning and preparation. For example, a one month project will likely take one month to plan in addition to one month of implementation. By allowing yourself plenty of time on the front end, you will help ensure that the project you end up with is the one you want, design mistakes will be eliminated, and you will have time to thoughtfully consider your plans. With that in mind, let’s get started on your holiday projects today! Check out our design galleries for inspiration and contact us today to begin your project planning.

Minnetonka Home Remodel – Kitchen and Addition

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Over the past three months we had the opportunity to take on a great home remodel, complete with one of our favorite projects – a home addition!  A Minnetonka family asked us to help them update their two-story 1960’s home by remodeling their kitchen and expanding with a home addition.  We started in the kitchen, opening up the space by removing three walls and eliminating the home’s drop-down soffit.  Next, to move the room into more modern times, we replaced the family’s dark stained, flat panel cabinets with custom white enamel cabinets and traded out their old and outdated Formica for new countertops!  To add warmth to the room, while also helping to establish a sense of continuity with the rest of the home, we replaced the outdated linoleum with oak hardwood floors.

With their newly brightened and more functional kitchen in place, our homeowners were ready for us to tackle phase two – the addition!  The family’s existing home had no first floor bathroom or laundry room.  To remedy these issues we designed an 18’ x 20’ addition to the back of the house – the perfect space for a first floor laundry room complete with laundry tub, washer, and dryer.  Also, in this space we constructed an elegant yet functional first floor bathroom.  To move the room from utilitarian to utopia we included a ceramic shower, a ceramic tiled floor, four foot wide vanity, and water closet.

Last, but certainly not least, we carved our space for a family room.  This particular lot backed up to a great wooded area which inspired us to add lots of windows – including a bump out bay window – and a glass patio door, perfect for viewing the wildlife that frequented this family’s backyard.  Finally, we installed oak hardwood flooring for warmth that flows throughout the rest of the first floor.

When all was said and done, the homeowners were particularly pleased with the way in which the new construction melded naturally with the existing structure.  And we were pleased to have another satisfied customer!  Are you ready for your own home renovation or addition? Contact us today to get started on your remodel or redesign!