Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Before undertaking this project, the residence was around 60 percent impervious cover, Hayslett explains; the limit is 45 percent, so a reduction in impervious cover became part of the plan. Pavement was broken up, removed and replaced with decomposed granite and sod for most walk- ways and a portion of the driveway. One area impacted two-fold by the historic commission and the impervious cover code was a porch area on the front of the home, Hayslett explains. "-e porch had been added later in the house's history, and it was more of a re‚ection of the time it was added than of the original character of the house. Additionally, it felt closed o„ from the front, and there was a desire to make the approach a bit more 'friendly,'" he says. Pieces of the project that con- tributed to bringing the impervious cover number down, like the smaller brick patio that replaced the porch, were further embraced because of the homeowners' desire for going more natural overall. "While it would have been a requirement of the city, softening the landscape around the house was just as much of a motivator," Hayslett adds. THE NEW ADDITIONS Outside of porch areas in the front and back, the home's foundation and footprint were kept the same throughout the project. However, the existing garage was demolished and replaced with a new one that is semi-attached and features a personal gym on the second ‚oor. -e gym space embraces its location within the garage's gable with built-in shelving and windows that let in natural light. "-e addition over the garage is a modern ‰tness center, and the clients wanted to make sure that the connect- ing half-bath had a similar feeling to the ‰tness center: modern, clean-lined and upbeat," Hayslett notes. "-e bathroom was added so the owners had access to a bath- room in close proximity rather than exiting the ‰tness center/garage, passing through the exterior patio and back into the home." -e new exterior patio replaced a concrete slab with a pier- and-beam raised wood deck. Another interesting element of the patio requiring extensive planning is the massive The new outdoor living space accommodates a heritage tree, and meeting the impervious cover requirements likely make the tree healthier. A slab of concrete in the backyard was replaced with a pier-and-beam raised wood deck that is accessible from the kitchen and master bedroom. The homeowners wanted to open up their living spaces, so the dining area, living room and kitchen are now openly connected. PROJECTS: Design Solutions 32 October 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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