MAJOR HOME REMODEL:
You may have driven on this beautiful curving street in the Ann Arbor Hills neighborhood on your way home.
You may have used Devonshire Road as a short cut between Washtenaw and Geddes, or to get to the Racquet Club. You will have noticed that each home has a distinct personality and architectural style; some modern, some traditional, some hidden, some with a welcoming garden lovingly tended over many years. We are so happy to be back for our second project with our wonderful clients and their delightful family. Our team, at Rochman Design Build, has some fun work ahead. Please check in regularly to see the changes happening in this home on this current work blog.
December 2, 2016
The 2nd floor will be expanded and will include the remodeling of the two bathrooms,
an addition of a new laundry room, and the reworking of the bedroom layout.
The 1st floor remodel will include the 'opening up' of the existing kitchen,
the expansion of the mudroom, and addition of a three season room.
Here is a view of the front of the home. The second floor above the garage will be expanded.
This is a view of the back of the home. The existing deck will be replaced with a three season room. The master bathroom will undergo a complete transformation and expansion. The ‘girls’ existing bathroom will also be rebuilt within a new location.
December 13, 2016
3D design model: Shows a bird’s eye view of the ‘girls’ new shower and toilet area.
3D design model: The ‘girls’ shower with the new laundry room nearby.
3D design model: The master bathroom shower equipped with both a wall shower and ceiling rain shower head.
3D design model: A bird’s eye view within the new three season room.
December 21, 2016
Here we go! Demolition Day!
The dust walls have been installed and floors have been protected.
Drywall is stripped from the existing stud walls.
January 4, 2017
The existing exterior wall is being removed in order to make room for the new second floor addition.
A portion of the existing garage roof has been removed.
And new floor joists are installed for the second floor expansion.
Please check back in often to watch our progress.
January 12, 2017
The new second floor expansion has been framed and closed in.
During a home remodel it is not uncommon to find the need for new support columns and footings below the new work.
The existing fireplace hearth has been removed in order to extend the wood flooring.
January 20, 2017
The addition to the 2nd floor will provide more space to the new master bathroom.
Here we see a new ‘reading nook’ which has been added to one of the existing bedrooms.
And this is a view of the new master bathroom walk-in shower.
The back wall will have a full width recessed niche.
January 31, 2017
Welcome Back! The new framework has begun. This fireplace will be closed off in order to improve the rooms TV location and furniture layout.
The second floor open loft space is being converted into a bedroom.
February 10, 2017
A view of the new master bathroom.
The vanity will be on the right and the toilet on the left.
Another view of the master bathroom. This time facing the walk-in shower.
This is a view of the ‘girls’ bathroom. A wall and pocket door will separate the tub and toilet space from the vanity space.
February 17, 2017
Here is a sneak peek at the plumbing and light fixtures selected for this project.
March 7, 2017
The framing is complete and walls are being insulated.
The interior walls are insulated in order to cut back on sound transmission between rooms.
Check back soon - The new drywall work is soon to follow!
March 23, 2017
Welcome back! The project is progressing that the new drywall work is well underway.
This is a view of the new second floor bedroom.
Here we have the new master bathroom. The short wall to the left is the toilet screen wall.
The new tile work is following close behind the drywall so please check back for the new updates.
March 30, 2017
This picture shows the tying of the new into the old.
The floor is being prepared to receive a new finish.
And a view of the freshly sanded kitchen and living room floor.
April 6, 2017
Meanwhile up on the second floor we have tile work taking place in the girls' bathroom.
April 13, 2017
The existing kitchen layout needed improvement, so we added new cabinet components. Our custom cabinet maker does an incredible job of matching style and finish.
The shower walls and niche are tiled and will be grouted soon.
Custom cabinets have been installed in the bathroom.
April 19, 2017
Cabinets are being installed in many rooms.
Here, some cubbies are installed to collect gear at the back door.
Vanity cabinets are set, and the countertops are measured and fabricated and will be placed soon.
Hey! That’s Mike. He’s wiping the last bit of film from the grout off the glass tile.
A few pieces of blue tape warn that the tile is not ready to be walked on.
April 26, 2017
The new pendant lights are installed over the peninsula at the sit-to counter space.
A new chandelier is installed at the Entry. Each wire had to be specially cut to accommodate the sloped ceiling, and give the cascading effect.
May 2, 2017
Clearly we’re not the only ones loving these ribbon lights by Quoizel, our clients do too.
This totally fun and way cool chandelier comes in different sizes and colors such as Western Bronze, Crystal Chrome, White, Satin Copper or Millenia…
This shower is ready for finish plumbing: the valve trim and two showerheads,
one from the wall and one from the ceiling.
At the top of the stairs, we’ve installed new lighting. Carpet will be here soon.
We take extra precautions to protect corners at high traffic areas from damage.
May 9, 2017
This view is from the kitchen to the Family Room.
New pendants add some light and interest at the peninsula counter.
Everyone gathers in the Kitchen, and now, they can be a part of the Family Room as well.
This open area will likely be a well-used space.
The wood floors have a matte finish. We are ready for countertops and then paint.
May 16, 2017
Flat steel bars are let into the half wall and cabinet bracing, and create an added support
for the countertop overhang.
The new counters are in, and Zack makes sure the fit is right against the cabinet.