Updated: Nov 25, 2020
Gladstone Blvd N - Part 1
After looking at a bunch of other homes and exploring building a new construction home, these clients decided to stay put and make their home their DREAM home.
They loved their neighborhood, schools, lot, sports team their kids were on, and couldn't imagine leaving it all. Their back yard backed up to a marsh and the view was just begging to be capitalized on!
Referred by Nick of Tschida Construction, we started the process of adding not one addition, but two in October of 2019.
If a master bathroom remodel takes about 4-6 months from first meeting to completion, then a project of this size usually takes 12-18 months. There is so much involved and you want to make sure that everything is well planned before the construction starts.
We got right to work at that very first meeting taking dimensions, making lists of the wants, needs, and wishes, and of course, the piece most people aren't as willing to openly discuss, the budget.
Both Nick and I explained that a remodel of this size was going to be very expensive and if we were going to move forward they needed to be 100% positive they were going to stay and we
The New Additions-
Clients wanted to put a two story addition where the deck is pictured above and then build a new deck connecting to the second addition, which would span the length of the garage and have storage, laundry room, mudroom, and butler's pantry.
I had actually been commissioned by Nick maybe a year prior to do plans of the second, one story addition, so when they decided to move forward Nick brought me on to help guide clients navigate the tasks of selections, ordering, and help manage the products.
To keep costs down we discussed right away doing the excavation for the basement addition, but not finishing that space. That way we could really make the other areas exactly what they wanted.
WHAT WASN'T WORKING-
This was the motivator for numerous things that were on the MUST HAVE list.
-Storage: needed much more of it
-Hockey Gear: needed to be hidden and smell controlled
-Laundry: endless and one set wasn't keeping up
-Mudroom: control the clutter and be a landing zone for three busy kids to be hidden out of view, unlike closet in full view of kitchen
-Dishes: again, endless and one wasn't keeping up
-Outdated: after touring new homes, bright and airy was calling their name
-Space: need more of it
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR PART 2: The Planning
Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are!