The Fun Stuff

Before and After Pictures
House 1

Typical 1960’s split-level house.  Replaced the perimeter drainage system, and all utilities servicing the lot. Hazmat demo to strip the interior down to the studs (asbestos present). Re-framed the building to accommodate the seismic design. Maintained the existing building outline/roof line and floor plan footprint. Click here to read the article in Modern Home Magazine for more details.

1920’s bungalow with an awkward bedroom addition jutting onto a shared driveway. No plumbing in the basement.

Removed the side addition and the front porch/entry slab on grade. Poured a foundation for a raised porch and entryway that has a usable crawlspace beneath it. Replaced perimeter drains, and installed new utilities to service the basement as well.

Saved time and money by re-framing the building to conform to new building codes. Attempts to salvage the old framework by cobbling on and around it would have ended up costing more, and lengthening the project timeline.

Transformation complete.

Main floor has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Fully contained, legal basement suite has 2 bedrooms and 1-1/2 bathrooms.

Before: Entry to kitchen was through a doorway from the living room.

After: Kitchen space is now larger and more open.

Before: View of partition wall that separated the living room from the kitchen.

After: Living room now flows naturally through to the kitchen.

Before: Stairs led down to an unfinished basement that had no plumbing.

After: Room at the bottom of the stairs has become a comfortable space to relax.

Before: The basement was a blank slate – albeit one that needed lots of time and attention to transform.

After: Basement now has a legal suite that consists of 2 bedrooms and 1-1/2 bathrooms.