Is this a bearing wall? Can we heat this room? What about adding an upstairs bathroom? What’s a dormer? How long would it take a new high-efficiency furnace to pay for itself? If you’re wondering about renovating or adding on, but aren’t sure what’s possible or even where to begin, these are topics we can discuss during the walk-through of your inspection. If you do decide to proceed with renovations or renovation financing our design work can be the bridge you need to work with both banks and contractors.
Fixing Up a Fixer-upper
As an example of what can be done, in these before and after photos a full porch was replaced with an addition and a smaller entry porch. The addition created space for a bedroom, while adding an upstairs dormer allowed us to move stairs and create room for a full bath. The result was that a bad set of stairs became a good set of stairs, a 2 bd/1bath house became a 3bd/2bath house, and the existing house footprint remained the same. A few sample plans we drew for this job are included below: