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Additions & Remodels - Archives
Expanding Living Space Expanding Living Space
We converted a typical unfinished basement into a comfortable living space, incorporating unique features such as a kitchenette with compact appliances, a sleeping pod, and cork flooring. Show Index
Log Cabin Revisited Log Cabin Revisited
We revisited the first Hometime log cabin, a charming Arts and Crafts vacation home built in 1990, and highlight new flooring, cabinets, and woodworking elements.
Ranch Home Exterior Facelift Ranch Home Exterior Facelift
We transformed the front of a 70's rambler into a cottage-style home, replacing siding, doors, and windows, and redoing the landscape in the process.
Second Floor Makeover Second Floor Makeover
In this six-part miniseries, we made dramatic changes to a small urban home by eliminating an existing small bedroom to enlarge and update a tiny bathroom. Special focus on blending old and new construction techniques and materials.
Prairie House Remodel-Phase II Prairie House Remodel - Phase II
We returned to the Prairie House project, this time to work on the back side of the house. We revamped the kitchen and created a great room and mudroom to make the house more family-friendly. Show Index
Sunroom Sunroom
We worked with a sunroom installer to design, install, and finish a sunroom addition to a vintage Folk Victorian farmhouse.
Vacation Home Upkeep Vacation Home Upkeep
We returned to the Lodge-Style Log Home to build a dock, maintain the logs, replace hostas eaten by deer, and show how to close up a vacation home for the season.
Colonial Addition Colonial Addition
This colonial-style home, built in 1927, had all the charm you'd expect of that era—as well as a tiny kitchen, a single bathroom and poor traffic flow. We built a 2-story addition to expand the living space and solve the layout issues. Show Index
Brick House Addition Brick House Addition
We built a two-story addition to the back of a brick home built in the 40s. We expanded and updated the kitchen, created a family room, expanded the master suite, and added a mudroom. Show Index
American Four-Square American Four-Square
Our challenge with this typical turn-of-the-century home was to preserve its character while updating it to meet the demands of a modern family. Show Index
Urban Addition Urban Addition
We built a single-story addition on the back of a small—under 1000 sq. ft.—home, which allowed us to expand the kitchen, add a much-needed main-floor bathroom, and increase the living space. Show Index
Prairie House Remodel Prairie House Remodel
We turned a typical 1 ½-story, 50's-style home into a full 2-story home with many design and trim elements borrowed from the Prairie School architectural style. Show Index
Cape Cod Addition Cape Cod Addition
We updated this home with a totally remodeled kitchen and a family room addition. Show Index
Hiring a Remodeling Contractor Hiring a Remodeling Contractor
The contractor you hire can make or break you project—and your budget. We explain the time-honored methods of hiring a good remodeling contractor.

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