Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JAN 2019

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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we save, and what things are just not practical or wise to save? You try to strike that balance. "You want that original building to read through the addition," he continues. "You also want the ad- dition to be sensitive and look like it belongs there. Then the challenge becomes: How do you make it look different, yet still complement what they intended to do with the original structure?" Wilson attached a sizable screened porch to the family room as well as the new gathering area to include some outdoor living space. On the back of the house, he added enough square footage for a bedroom, play area, pantry, laundry room and two full baths. The space upstairs, which offers a lot of character by showing the original roof raƁers, became more of a bunk room, Wilson notes. "By staying within the mass—underneath the roof structure of the original house—we were able to honor the original design and character. That was a real perk to the attic space [as far as] what we could do with it and how it was going to be used," he says. "We discussed going higher [and] putting dormers on it, but ultimately we [opted] to impact the roofline the least amount possible." Key Development Wilson comes across a historic project from time to time, but few involve buildings as old and as intact as this home. On a recent job, for example, workers removed plaster from the walls only to reveal an extensive termite infestation. They were able to rebuild the house exactly as it had been despite having to tear down the entire structure, which stresses just how special this project turned out. F GATHERING ROOM MASTER BEDROOM DINING ROOM FRONT PORCH UP FAMILY ROOM KITCHEN SCREEN PORCH EXISTING CHIMNEY FAMILY ROOM TERRACE KIDS COVE BATH HALL W/D BATH BEDROOM 2 DW RG CD W PANTRY BEFORE AFTER [ above ] A new master suite provides the owners with their own bathroom, which integrates his and her vanities. [ right ] The master bedroom stabilizes the remodeled footprint of the home by offsetting the existing living room. DESIGN SOLUTIONS 28 JANUARY 2019 QR QUALIFIEDREMODELER.COM

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