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Before & After.jpg

Before & After.jpg

Existing Keeping Room

Existing Keeping Room

The wall to the left is the primary load bearing wall - Soon to be reomved.

Existing

Existing

Looking thru foyer, into existing stairway. Stairway to be relocated and become the new powder room.

Existing Living Room

Existing Living Room

This is the opposite side of the primary load bearing wall - To be removed.

Existing Dining Room

Existing Dining Room

Living Room

Living Room

Existing Fireplace

Existing Fireplace

This fireplace will get a complete makeover

Existing Powder Room

Existing Powder Room

This powder room will soon be relocated to the left, after the stairwell is moved

Demo Day 1

Demo Day 1

Always Surprises. We found a second layer of framing / sheetrock in the ceiling during demolition

Demo Day 1

Demo Day 1

The wall in the background is the wall of the existing stairwell. This wall will be relocated and a new stairwell will be installed.

Day 1 of Demolition

Day 1 of Demolition

This is the primary load bearing wall. Drywall being removed

1 of 3 18" LVL's

1 of 3 18" LVL's

This is one of 3 LVL's that we installed to carry the load from the roofline, down to the new foundations in the basement.

Ceiling Framing

Ceiling Framing

As you can see, removing the load bearing wall is an arduous process. We were very careful to maintain structural stability throughout the entire process. Once the total system is in place, we will remove the old supports.

LVL Framing

LVL Framing

Temporary supports remain until the LVL is completely in place.

LVL Framing

LVL Framing

Installing new, valulted ceililng joist. Temporary framing still present.

LVL Framing

LVL Framing

Most of the ceiling joist are in place. Removing the temporary framing soon.

New Stairway

New Stairway

The new stairway is in, with temporary finishes of course.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation

If you are considering a renovation, be sure and add this into your budget. Spray foam insulation is a wonderful way to save on your energy costs.

Installation of the new stair treads

Installation of the new stair treads

It looks messy now, but wait till its finished.

Sheetrock Installation

Sheetrock Installation

Temp Framing Removed, Sheetrock being installed

Sheetrock finished

Sheetrock finished

Sheetrock finished, prepping for hardwood floors

Decorative Beam

Decorative Beam

LVL's are ugly. This enclosure is the begining of a decorative finish.

Prime Painted

Prime Painted

Hardwoods installed, rough in complete, and primed.

Custom Wainscoting

Custom Wainscoting

Custom Wainscotting

Custom Wainscotting

Custom Wainscotting was added to the perimeter of the home.

Custom Wainscoting

Custom Wainscoting

Custom Closet Door

Custom Closet Door

The foyer has been closed off from thru traffic, and a new closet created. This door was custom made.

New stairwell

New stairwell

First coat of oil based paint on all of the trim.

New stairwell

New stairwell

New, custom stairwell installed, first coat of finish paint

Finished Living Space

Finished Living Space

Finished Media Cabinetry

Finished Media Cabinetry

Previous "Keeping Room"ff

Previous "Keeping Room"ff

Renovated Dining Room

Renovated Dining Room

Vaulted Ceiling, new stair

Vaulted Ceiling, new stair

Kitchen and Beverage Area

Kitchen and Beverage Area

New Powder Room

New Powder Room

This was the old location of the stairwell

Wainscotting @ Hallway

Wainscotting @ Hallway

Basement w/ new supports

Basement w/ new supports

New Stair Location

New Stair Location

Basement

Basement

Renovated Living Room

Renovated Living Room

View from Stair

View from Stair

New Stairwall

New Stairwall

New Fireplace

New Fireplace

This project took place at a home that was already beautiful, but did not capitalize on the available space.  Believe it or not, this project started out as a bathroom & stair renovation.  Once we started the design process, the owners began to see the potential in opening the space up for their growing family.  In general, the scope included relocating an existing powder room, removing an existing (enclosed) stairwell and replacing it with a new open stairwell, removing the primary load bearing support wall, vaulting the ceiling as well as kitchen, fireplace and basement renovations.  This project was an incredible experience for The Hamlin Group.  The home owners did a magnificent job of furnishing the space, and seem to be very pleased with the end product.  We hope that you agree.  

 

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