Whole House Renovation in Fairway
This was a Whole House Renovation of a home that we purchased to renovate and resell.
It was a very well cared for home and on a very solid rock foundation.
One of the first things we had to accomplish was to correct the water infiltration into the basement. We installed larger gutters with leaf guards. We then add 10 yards of dirt to the perimeter of the home to provide proper drainage away from the home. It went through a spring of heavy rains and was proved to be dry.
With this being accomplished, we concentrated on the interior floor plan of the whole house renovation. As usual, we removed walls, widened doorways and created the new open floor plan. Then we added on a 16×18 great room off of the kitchen, to bring in additional daylight and great view of a very nice patio and backyard.
New windows installed were Integrity By Marvin with a bronze finish. A new garage door was a frosted glass door with bronze hardware as well. It gave the front of the house a real Pop!
We also installed a new HVAC system, new plumbing and re-wired the entire house. This would ensure that the new homeowner would have worry free mechanical systems. In addition to the mechanical work, I am a firm believer in spray foam insulation and blown in cellulose, as opposed to the standard, paper faced fiberglass. We installed spray foam insulation top to bottom in the new addition and all of the exterior walls that were opened up during the remodel process. In the exterior walls that were not opened up, we drilled 2” holes and blew in cellulose in the wall cavities
The house had a mid-century modern feel which we played up. New Modern finishes throughout the house included Rift Sawn White Oak Cabinets with a medium gray stained finish, all custom built by Byrne Custom Wood Company. We then installed Caesarstone Quartz countertops.
Tile finishes were porcelain tiles with very modern patterns including a mudroom floor with a herringbone tile pattern. The master bathroom included a large Zero Clearance open shower with multiple spray heads and a corner bench. The original oak floors were refinished with a slight gray stain and new oak was installed where there were none.
We finished the lower level adding a bedroom, bathroom and a small wine cellar. Some of the natural stone walls were left exposed which was a huge hit! This project turned out to be one of our most popular whole home renovations that we have completed.