This charming 1930s Colonial will get a new 2-car garage with a second story master suite above, as well as an addition off the back which will include a kitchen and mudroom.

March 1, 2008

A 3-D rendering of the proposed new front of the home.

The existing cramped kitchen will be replaced by a larger kitchen in the new addition.

The back wall of the existing dining room will be opened up to the new kitchen/mudroom addition.

April 4, 2008

Removing the old garage to make way for the new garage and master suite.

A view of the side of the house. The garage is gone.

Footings are poured for the kitchen and mudroom addition at the back of the house.

The foundation walls go up.

April 10, 2008

After the dust protection is set up, interior demolition begins.

A new interior beam is installed to open up the existing living room and dining room.

Now the dining room wall is opened up to what will eventually
become the new kitchen/mudroom addition.

April 30, 2008

A new concrete slab for the garage.

The kitchen and mudroom addition framing is proceeding nicely.

Setting the structural steel beam above the garage area.

May 14, 2008

Lead carpenter, Brian Mills, framing the 2nd floor master suite, above the garage.
What do you think of his hat?

The roof over the kitchen/mudroom addition at the back of the house.

The kitchen/mudroom roof is ready to receive shingles.
The walls of the 2nd floor master suite are going up.

May 21, 2008

Beginning to build the roof on the 2nd story master suite.

The rafters go up.

June 9, 2008

Both additions now have their roofs . . .

. . . and siding.

The new front elevation.
(Remember what it looked like before?)

June 16, 2008

Now we move inside. Here’s a photo of the framing for the skylight in the master bathroom.

The framing for the new dormer in the master bedroom.

Downstairs, we are building new archways that echo the form of the existing ones.

The new kitchen is beginning to take shape.

When it’s completed, the kitchen will look something like this — with an open space plan,
more storage, efficient work triangle, and peninsula work space.

June 20, 2008

Here the spray foam insulation has been added to the attic. . .

. . . and the first floor. Both are now ready to receive drywall.

July 9, 2008


….and down. Quite a difference, don’t you think?

This is how the folks who tape and mud the drywall, do it.

July 15, 2008

This soon-to-be grand house now needs a grand entrance
(and a new coat of paint – but that will come later).

Here comes the portico!

Almost finished….

There. That’s better!  We’ll refinish the door and then the new entry will be done.

While all that work is going on outside, inside, a new oak floor is being
laid in the dining room and kitchen.

July 21, 2008

The new oak floor has been finished to perfectly blend with
the original oak flooring in the living room.

Now that the flooring has been completed, we can start to install the
cabinets in the kitchen.

August 14, 2008

After the base cabinets, come the countertops – in this case, a beautiful quartz top by Cambria.

Next we install the black slate backsplash and the slide-in range.

As the cabinets are being installed inside, we’ve been doing a lot of work on the exterior.
Here you can see that the house has been painted, and we’ve poured a new concrete driveway
and walkway to the front entrance.

September 15, 2008

Our project is complete!

The dormer creates a cozy spot in the new master suite.

Looking from the new mudroom into the kitchen.

Here’s a view of the kitchen now open to the dining room,with breakfast bar
and a view to the backyard. . .

. . . and really happy clients :-)