York Enterprises welcomes a guest blogger, our very own lead Remodeler, Ryan Bittenbender. Ryan has recently started his own blog, http://www.connectingrelevance.blogspot.com/. For our blog, Ryan wrote about his recently completed addition project.
Taking an extra small kitchen nook and transforming it into an open eat in kitchen area with a desk workspace was no easy task. We removed approximately 24 square feet of living space. On the outside the deck and patio were reconfigured. This beautiful old home in the North End has lots of character with craftsman style moldings inside and outside, and 1" x 4" bevel cedar siding. Architect Joel Parker worked with Duke York to design the addition with the rest of the house in mind and to preserve the historical look and feel of the original house. Marvin Windows' double hung wood windows were installed to match the old single pane windows in the rest of the house. The new windows also added to the home's overall efficiency. A new tile floor, with electric floor heat, was installed throughout the kitchen and new addition. Outside a new cedar deck with wrap around stairs takes you down to the new patio and backyard. After removing a tree and expanding the patio north there is plenty of space to enjoy the sun when it does come out. The added benefits of this addition are a full basement underneath the addition (future wine room), a new concrete walkway to the street and the power and cable lines moved underground. Looking at the space, inside and outside, the homeowners have gained areas designed specifically for their lifestyle, preserving the history of the building and adding modern conveniences.