WHOLE HOME REMODEL: CLARKLAKE
When you think of your home, does the word love come into your mind?
Is there a space that elicits serenity, peace, joy?
Our clients on Huntington Place call Ann Arbor Hills home, but it is the serenity and beautiful view of Clark Lake from their lake home that provides that extra peace and joy.
This is our 4th project for our wonderful client, and although Clarklake is not our usual playground, sometimes, when our clients are so great,
we go above and beyond our standard above and beyond.
We are back at Clarklake, round two :-), for some re-configuring, overhauling and updating…
Please visit this current work blog often to see the changes as they unfold.
December 6, 2016
Our 1st project was to transform the house, originally a traditional lake house, to reflect our client’s taste, style, and joie de vivre.
This project will encompass a large portion of the house. The layout of the master bedroom and master bathroom will be changed; the kitchen will be updated; there will be new bathrooms; flooring; skylights installed; and new windows.
December 21, 2016
The chimney from an unused fireplace was removed and the roof repaired before the snow arrived.
Zack chips away at the faux stone of the fireplace hearth and surround.
Everything is being removed.
This will make more usable space for the new bedroom configuration.
January 4, 2017
This is a before picture of one of the bathroom showers.
We will be changing materials, plumbing fixtures and the window.
A jackhammer and some elbow grease and the tile is almost gone.
January 24, 2017
Uneven floors and a lack of insulation made this a less desirable space.
We are reframing this portion of the floor so that the new hardwood floor will flow seamlessly.
The master bathroom cabinets and plumbing fixtures have been carefully removed.
The tile in the master shower has been stripped and will get new finishes.
January 31, 2017
New framing has begun. There were many angles at walls and ceilings, making spaces feel chaotic.
We have simplified the room, created additional closet storage, and made better use of space in the bathroom.
This is a view from the bathroom toward the bedroom.
The new vanity cabinets and toilet will be located on this wall.
February 6, 2017
We are dropping the ceiling height over the kitchen…
…and adding new collar ties over the living room.
The collar ties will be wrapped and ceilings will be clad with wood.
February 15, 2017
New windows and doors go in when the weather cooperates.
Taking the opportunity to replace old windows that leaked, we shifted their positions in the wall to allow for a better furniture layout in the Living Room.
The many windows will provide stunning views of the lake.
February 23, 2017
Rough plumbing is in progress.
A temporary sink is set up for workers to use.
The direct view from the bathroom to the kitchen will be covered soon. ;)
These are the supply lines and drain for the master bath vanity.
March 2, 2017
The master shower has rough plumbing and electrical completed.
The shower niche is framed.
The new exhaust fan is installed and vented properly, through the roof. Too often we see them dumped into the attic, which adds excess moisture and can cause mold.
March 15, 2017
In-floor heat tubing is run where the fireplace was removed, and tied in to the existing system.
Rigid insulation below the tubing helps reduce heat loss. This will get a slurry of litecrete to completely cover and protect the tubes.