Addition & Custom Kitchen on Chemong Lake

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Addition & Custom Kitchen on Chemong Lake 2017-06-15T20:10:07+00:00

Project Description

Addition & Custom Kitchen on Chemong Lake

This addition, custom kitchen and general home renovation began with a need for significantly more space, the ability to entertain large family gatherings and a need to improve seasonal comfort.  It continued with an in depth needs and wants assessment, addition plan, floor plan design and complete 3D colour renderings.

What We Did:


  • Designed an addition that would accommodate the new kitchen and the needs of the family
  • Secured a minor variance, all permits and coordinated all inspections
  • Designed a scaled floor plan that accommodated the needs of large family gatherings
  • Designed cabinet renderings illustrating the colours, styles and materials chosen by the customers
  • Gutted entire kitchen back to framing members and donated cabinets to Habitat for Humanity
  • Re-routed heating ducts, electrical and plumbing
  • Removed carpeting in all main floor rooms
  • Coordinated and subcontracted new plumbing and electrical for kitchen
  • Insulated and sealed kitchen using spray foam in ceiling and Roxul in walls
  • Insulated floor and walls in crawl space under addition with spray foam insulation
  • Installed new window on the east wall and replaced west facing window with 6’ sliding glass door
  • Installed new drywall and primed and painted throughout kitchen
  • Installed new porcelain tile in kitchen/dining area
  • Coordinated and subcontracted manufacture and installation of new kitchen cabinetry, with contrasting centre island
  • Installed glass and marble backsplash
  • Installed all new appliances
  • Installed under cabinet and overhead task lighting as well as accent lighting in corner cabinets
  • Installed new hand scraped hickory hardwood throughout the living room, hallway, office and master bedroom
  • Installed new door and window casings and baseboards in kitchen
  • Installed new oak railing from main floor to lower level


  • Removed and preserved cedar siding for re-use on addition
  • Excavated, constructed footings and foundation
  • Constructed new addition according to approved drawings
  • Tied in new addition to existing structure so that addition is virtually undetectable from original construction
  • Re-used cedar siding on lake side of addition so that the addition now looks original
  • Clad remaining walls with new cedar channel siding to match original siding
  • Colour matched and clad new door and window to match existing trimwork
  • Removed entire roof including sheathing to expose insulation
  • Gutted entire attic and re-insulated with spray foam insulation creating an airtight and very warm and efficient home
  • Re-sheathed and shingled entire home including a large bunkie
  • Installed new fascia and eaves troughs
  • Re-routed down spouts to eliminate moisture in basement
  • Completed final grading and landscaping


  • New hand scraped hickory, engineered hardwood floors throughout the living room, hallway, office and master bedroom
  • Porcelain tile in kitchen and dining room
  • Solid wood, raised panel style cabinetry with contrasting centre island
  • Accent and task lighting
  • Glass and marble backsplash
  • Exposed, western red cedar clad ridge beam in kitchen
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Larger window and new sliding glass door for increased natural light and view to the lake