Second-Floor Addition Fit for Modern-Day Living
In the past, old homes were well-suited to their time. Today, homeowners of old homes love the charm of their houses and neighborhoods but often need more space. As a solution, many opt for a second-floor addition to address this space shortage.
Elevating a Craftsman Bungalow
Nestled in the Maclastor Grove neighborhood, a charming 1-½ story bungalow is transformed with a second-floor addition. Originally, the homeowners had intended to finish a room in the existing attic space, but the headroom in that area was too low. As a solution, we constructed a proper second story that includes a bedroom, a bathroom, a walk-in closet, and a home office, all seamlessly connected by an updated staircase.
Move the slider to see the transformation.
Raise the Roof!
The house in the area of the addition was 3 inches out of level. This required correction before framing the new addition. The roof structure was framed to within ¼” of a perfect square, using LVL framing. The result is an exceptionally straight structure, finished with a design that preserves the home’s original character and makes the addition feel like a natural extension of the house.
A Daily Retreat
In the bathroom, the homeowners had a great time collaborating with our designer to choose all the tiles and finishes to create their personal retreat. The design is complemented by a spacious glass shower, a double sink vanity, and a full wall of custom storage.
In the bathroom, there’s a double sink vanity complete with built-in medicine cabinets and display shelves. Additionally, you’ll discover hooks for towels, ample drawer space, and elegant, long-lasting soapstone countertops.
Historic Color Palette
A spacious walk-in shower is equipped with a relaxing rainfall shower head and bench for added convenience. The stunning choice of tiles within the shower draws inspiration from historic colors.
Standing the Test of Time
An L-shaped walk-in closet uses a high-quality oak interior made to last. The design makes use of every inch and can accommodate various types of storage. Custom shelving is positioned next to the window, while a closet rod with a shelf extends around the corner, mirroring the design on the adjacent side.
Open & Close
Concealing the Attic Space
The clever use of a bi-fold jib door conceals the attic space. Before we started, the entire floor looked similar to what lies behind this door.
With a gentle push, you can close the door to separate it from the upstairs. Having access to this space is great for storage and utility. The door is insulated to separate the addition from the unconditioned attic space.
Dedicated Home Office
Also located in the second-floor addition is a dedicated home office with custom woodwork details and storage. The convenience of having an extra room tailored to your needs is especially valuable, given how we often repurpose our spaces for multiple functions.
Updating the Staircase
From Dark and Cramped to Warm and Inviting
Move the slider to see the transformation! The old attic stairs were steep and poorly lit. The new staircase feels much more open and inviting. The staircase was rebuilt to extend the length and meet safety standards.
Same House, Different Project!
The homeowners considered it important for their home to have a cohesive design from top to bottom. In another project, we took on the kitchen, reimagining its layout and design to establish a seamless connection with the rest of the home.
Designer: Valerie Hill
Project Manager: Paul Gorton
Lead Carpenter: Leaf Enz, Matt Edblom, Matt Beaver
Photos: Chuck Perry
A porch of an 1888 Victorian home is remodeled to provide homeowners with the functionality they needed while also honoring its architectural details.
Sunroom Bathroom Mashup
If a sunroom and a bathroom had a baby, this would be it. This bathroom addition with abundant natural light was built around the chimney.
Craftsmanship and Character
Working with Ben Quie & Sons on our remodeling project exceeded our expectations! We are completely satisfied with both their solid craftsmanship and character.
Cari and Mike Jaro