Qualified Remodeler Magazine

DEC 2014

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and trim. Tey also kept the existing wood stove, built-in cabinets and interior doors including a double pocket door. To assure all materials remained with their assemblies, the team labeled and tracked each piece they removed during construction. For example, HighCraft taped trim, doors and jambs together and marked each piece with a corre- sponding number before storing the sections. Te owners also wanted to retain a rustic tran- som between the kitchen and the adjoining sitting room installed by a previous owner. For visual con- tinuity, HighCraft wrapped the micro-lam beam above the kitchen post in old salvaged barn wood that had a similar weathered look and color as the transom. To expose the kitchen's turn-of-the-cen- tury fr foor, the team removed newer oak and vinyl fooring layers. "Te original foor had several areas of black staining so deep they couldn't be sanded away, but the owners wanted to keep it anyway," says Winner. "Tey found beauty in its imperfections, giving credit to the fact that their 100-year-old foors are still around today." New features like soapstone countertops and a vintage-inspired range and light fxtures complement the historic elements. Some 2x6 framing material from the rafters was reincorporated into the project as studs inside oth- er interior walls and some became an Old Town neighbor's shed. Window placements changed with the new de- sign and low-emissivity windows were installed around the cottage and on the second story. However, original front windows and a side win- dow visible from the street were preserved and their frames and sashes completely refurbished of-site. pad. Te team also added an 11 7/8-in. micro-lam beam above the post to help support the second story and trans- fer some of the new roof loads down to the foundation. A NOD TO HISTORY Despite the owners' desire for a more modern space plan, they wanted to preserve all of the historic fnishes, fooring Part of the kitchen remodel involved removing oak and vinyl flooring to expose the turn-of-the- century fir floor. PROJECTS: Master Design Solutions 22 December 2014 QR ForResidentialPros.com Sweet Music To Your Ears… If you're frustrated with credit turndowns from your frst-look lender, this powerful fnancing program will have you whistling a new tune. Our fexible underwriters will approve many of your credit-challenged customers, with no equity ever required. Are You Ready To Strike A New Chord? Contact Jack Maschmeier at (866) 234-5010 x5560 or JackM@HomePlusFinance.com ©2014 HomePlus Finance Corp "APPROVED."

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