Home Renovation

A renovation can take different forms ranging from a total gutting, perhaps involving reframing, reconfiguring walls, or adding onto a room, to milder approaches involving mostly cosmetic changes and upgrades. The intent may be to maintain, restore, or change the aesthetic character of a home. The work may involve interior and/ or exterior aspects.


Related Projects

19th Century Home Renovation Phase One

19th Century Home Renovation Phase One


This was an intensive renovation in an early 1800's home involving all aspects of the room.  Window and appliance layout were dramatically reconfigured and an island and all cabinets removed. Reframing where necessary involved tying into or replacing aspects of older renovations, which at this point included hand hewed timbers,...

19th Century Home Renovation Phase Two

19th Century Home Renovation Phase Two


This room borders the kitchen described above, and was also quite an extensive renovation. The first picture shown illustrates  how new work can be designed to make future maintenance less costly. The shower surround is mounted over the sheetrock with removable trim and the entire window assembly, namely the jams,...

19 Century Home Renovation Phase Three

19 Century Home Renovation Phase Three


This renovation involved slight modifications which made a big difference. The old wall sheathing was stained vertical pine boards, the partition wall did not straddle the cross tie beam making for a lopsided feel to the room, and the windows were in terrible condition. The exterior walls got new furring to accept...