This project originally began as a small addition to give a little more room for coming and going at the back entrance, but exploded into a full renovation and addition project once the young owners saw this location as a place where they wanted to put down some roots long term. It is difficult to give up living in a beautiful neighbourhood, which is why many people decide to add on and renovate.
This 1930s home renovation sought to retain many of the classic finishing features that made the home attractive originally. Two-thirds of the home was gutted completely of plaster, lathe, meager insulation and sub-floor, essentially down to the skeleton. A small area was added to the second floor with an entry at the back.
This renovation includes the following features:
- 100 square foot addition to upstairs bedroom with vaulted ceiling and modest walk-in closet
- back entrance addition with tiled stairs to basement, main floor
- classic style main bathroom with jetted tub under skylights, wainscot walls, an oversize tiled shower surround, and 12” x 24” herring-bone style tiled floor
- re-insulated attic
- wide-open main floor plan across kitchen, living room and dining room with a feature island in kitchen
- corner gas fireplace with tile surround
- new shingles, 1 ½” exterior insulation, siding, soffit, fascia, eaves and stone
- small front porch roof at entrance
- back deck with garden doors off master bedroom with glass rail