We will definitely recommend you to our friends and neighbors. Also, you will hear from us again as we continue to upgrade our home and our kitchen remodel in the next few years!
The homeowner was tired of ﬁghting for a parking space on the street and therefore decided to have a new garage added onto his existing bungalow home. There was about 1500 sq.
feet to take advantage of since the basement had never been built into living space. Once he evaluated the cost for a new garage, he decided to add an apartment in the basement as the only way to justify the cost.
Included in the ﬁnal design was a new garage, laundry area for the upstairs unit, a staircase from the garage leading to the upstairs and the addition of a beautiful and spacious 850 sq. foot, one bedroom, one bathroom apartment. A lot of pride went into the selection of all of the fixtures and ﬁnish materials, giving the new space the quality needed to balance with the high level of craftsmanship in the existing home.
Being that the house was originally built in 1910, the project gained a lot of attention from its neighbors, historic advocacy groups and even the local newspaper, who all feared the beautiful historic home would be ruined by the remodel. After seeing the project completed, the homeowner believed that it was proof that “even a historic home can be tastefully updated for modern use without degrading its historic value”. Much time was invested into this project, but in the end after all was said and done, this project, which was destined to fail, was a great success!