We'd like to thank you so much for the beautiful new exterior remodel look that you gave our home, as well as the magnificent bathroom make-overs. The changes are "over the top" and are more than we expected.
The owners of this 100+ year old home contacted our company to discuss a kitchen remodel they had wanted to complete for more than 25 years!!! When they bought the home, they were raising 5 children and needed a big house. It was difficult to find the “perfect house” at an affordable price, so they chose this home. It suited most of their needs and had plenty of room but the kitchen was very small. They bought the home with the plan to remodel the kitchen “someday”.
They survived the tiny kitchen for 25 years, during that time an electrical storm blew out the oven in 1995. They never did replace the oven because they were still planning on remodeling. The goals of the family were to update the kitchen, add space, and increase the amount of natural light coming into the area. It was also important that the space be conducive to entertaining, and simplify the flow of foot traffic through the kitchen area.
The most significant challenges met with the kitchen remodel were the desire to keep the original wood-frame windows in the original locations, and to maintain the integrity and charm of the old home. In addition to the kitchen, the owners of the home wanted to remove the original wooden porch and roof cover and replace it with a “witch-hat” design they had seen in a magazine in keeping with the integrity of the old style home. The original porch was small and provided little room for seating. In fact. it functioned mostly as a walkway rather than an outdoor seating and entertaining area. Additionally, dry rot and years of use had destroyed much of the “gingerbread” on the porch, creating the need to hand lathe new posts.