Custom construction was contacted to turn a 70 year old home into a special care home. The house was completely transformed from a dilapidated house to a modern functional space. The building was bought in a torn down state with almost everything needed to be redone. The renovation was done completely up-to-code with proper permits issued and regular city inspections.
As much as possible, the outside architecture was preserved so that the building could retain some of it's historical value. The inside had to be gutted. Most of the floors were severely slanted and sagging, the original joists and beams could no longer support the weight of the structure, and most of the walls were in rough shape. Most of the tear-down was done before custom construction was hired for the project. Pictures detail most of the construction phases starting from beginning of July 2015 to mid October.
New floor plan.
Most of the floor boards moved when walking across it and some of them were not attached.
The second floor was not structurally sound. Joists that span between the floor boards had to be installed through-out the ceiling of the first floor.
Two engineered beams were installed to support the joists of the second floor.
The original subfloor was exposed which can be seen in this picture. The old stair-well going to the basement needed to be torn down.
Second set of stairs on the main floor.
New set of stairs going to the second floor going over the opening that goes down to the basement.
Side-view of the staircase.
Framing of the rooms coming together.
Spray-foam insulation put in to increase insulation quotient when compared with regular insulation and because of the irregular spacing of the outer wall meant that perfectly good studs would have had to have been torn down.
Duct work can be seen in open wall coming from the furnace in the basement.
Framing can be seen through-out the house.
Sprinkler system was installed as part of the building code for commercial buildings.
Most plumbing and electrical was finished at this point and the insulation of the walls could begin. Batt insulation and vapor barrier was used through-out most of the house.
Ridgid insulation was used on the outter wall before putting on the siding. Can also see some of the new windows that were installed. All this work was done by custom construction including the window installation.
As the exterior walls were being finished, drywall was being delivered.
Original front porch after being supported by structural piles. It was original estimated by the owner that because of it's condition, the front porch would be torn down and would have to be rebuilt. We were able to use jacks to elevate the structure, install new joists underneath it, and then support it with the engineered piles. In this picture, we can also see the new windows that were installed as well as a new front door.
Most of the drywall and mudding is finished at this stage.
Bathroom on the second floor.
Railing in the main stairwell.
Bottom of the main stairwell.
First floor bathroom.
Main floor living room.
Main stairwell. Drywall still being touched up after a last minute electrical adjustment.
Main floor kitchen. Quartz counter, custom cabinets and patterned back splash.
Side-angle of the front porch. Outside molding and stonework has been finalized.
East-side of the outside building. Gives a good impression of the the length of the building on this 3500 sqt feet building.
Outside porch almost complete.