Featured Projects: From Single-Room Ranch to Modern Home

This home remodel was one of our most challenging, but also one of the most rewarding projects completed by our team of contractors. We were asked to transform an original farm house into a spacious and modern home for a family of seven.

This project, which we consider a labor of love, took five months to complete and was well worth the challenges and emotional moments that occurred on our journey to making the homeowners’ dreams come true. Our contractor motto is, “we won’t meet your expectations, we’ll exceed them,” and that is just what we did here. The before and after photographs tell the story, but first, here is some background.

A Little History

This 100-year-old property has quite a background, and if the walls could talk, this home would have many stories to tell. The original single room, ranch style farm home was built sometime between 1910 and 1920. Then, in 1952, the house was packed up and transported to its current location. Many rooms and updates (four remodels as far as we can tell) have taken place throughout the years, reshaping the home from the original ranch into a square. The current homeowner contacted us because they wanted to increase the square footage of the home and remodel some rooms to accommodate their family of seven.

The Remodeling Mission

What might seem like mission impossible to some  contractors was made possible because we worked side-by-side with the client to make sure every detail was discussed and planned. But as with any project, there were some unexpected obstacles.

The homeowner wanted to add a 390-square-foot master suite, remodel the outdated kitchen, add a covered porch to go around the entire front of the home and remove the walls between the front bedroom, living room and kitchen. Based on their expectations, we suggested replacing the entire roof system and replacing the wood siding with cement fiber siding and Miratech trim to give the home a cohesive appearance.

The bonus was that the new roof created an additional 1,000 square feet of storage space in the now-lighted attic. What we didn’t expect is what we found during the roof project. There were outdated and sub-par ceilings that were way below today’s standards, so all the ceilings needed to be rebuilt. We also had to relocate the HVAC ductwork and upgrade the electrical system to bring the home safely up to code.

Tying the Remodel Together

Yes, the construction remodel of this project was impressive, to say the least, but it’s important to remember the cosmetic upgrades that beautifully tied the entire living space together.

The master suite now features a gorgeous claw foot tub, 60-inch vanity, walk-in closet and large roll-in tile shower for wheelchair access. The country kitchen features a new walk-in pantry, a recessed refrigerator, tile floors, mocha distressed cabinetry, granite counter tops and a gorgeous 7′ x 4′ island with double bowl sink, garbage disposal and dishwasher. New LED under cabinet lighting and pendant fixtures over the island put the finishing touches on this project.

Our contractor team enjoyed working closely with this client, and we hope that this family enjoys this 1,620-square-foot home for generations to come. We can make your dream home a reality, too! Contact us today for a free consultation.

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