Main Floor Renovation

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Main Floor Renovation 2017-06-15T20:10:07+00:00

Project Description

Main Floor Renovation

This renovation included the entire main floor of the home with a mandate to freshen up all surfaces, retain the existing maple cabinets only, and restructure to allow for the removal of the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room to create a more open, inviting kitchen for entertaining and day-to-day family interaction.

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What we did:

  • Secured permits for construction and electrical
  • Coordinated all inspections by city officials
  • Developed a day-to-day work plan to allow this busy family to coordinate meals and activities around construction activities
  • Set-up dust control measures to protect the home and occupants
  • Constructed footings and support posts in basement to support new beam on main floor
  • Created new structure and beaming to allow removal of wall between kitchen and dining room
  • Re-routed heating and cold air return ducts, phone jack, thermostat and electrical
  • Removed miles of old hardwood strip flooring
  • Removed and preserved most of the original baseboards and casings
  • Coordinated and subcontracted plumbing, electrical and HVAC
  • Constructed bulkheads at ceiling to accommodate lighting and ducting
  • Removed servants staircase and restructured for storage and more open hallway
  • Custom milled new baseboards to match preserved and re-installed all baseboards and casings
  • Installed new hardwood on main floor
  • Installed pot lights, central light fixtures and under cabinet lighting for task and accent lighting
  • Coordinated and subcontracted manufacture and installation of new kitchen cabinetry, and granite counter top
  • Constructed custom bookshelves with storage
  • Constructed new fireplace surround clad in travertine marble and capped with a black walnut oiled mantel
  • Painted main floor walls and casings
  • Completely renovated main and second floor bathrooms


  • Custom maple bookshelves
  • Travertine fireplace with black walnut mantel
  • Hand scraped hickory hardwood flooring
  • Custom kitchen island topped with granite
  • Open concept kitchen/dining/living