Exterior Materials

Brick Veneer, Vinyl Siding to Match Existing Home, Flagstone Patio with Custom Metal Handrails


Triple-Pane Low-E Glazed with Argon Fill


Regionally-Harvested Oak Hardwood

Other Features

LED Lighting, Custom Coffered Ceiling


After our client purchased their home two years ago, it was evident that they would eventually need to expand and update it to better accommodate their growing family’s needs and desires – both for daily living and for entertaining. With two young children of their own, and the grandparents coming from out-of-state to live with them for extended periods of time, our client was looking to expand their home both inside and out.

First and foremost, our client was looking to re-imagine their original family room into a significantly larger, and more luxurious great room for the entire family to comfortably gather together. Some of the notable features of the great room expansion included the following:

  • Increased the room’s square footage adding a fair amount of glazing to allow substantial natural light to enter the space
  • Removed the existing carpeting and installed locally-harvested oak hardwood flooring
  • Installed a striking coffered ceiling to help add a touch of elegance to the space
  • Added another connection to the exterior living space that previously was not there
  • Installed energy-efficient LED downlighting
  • Increased openness and connectivity through the enlarged, arch-top opening into the kitchen

Since living outdoors as often as they can is a high priority for our client, it was important for them to remove the old, rotting deck and ponder what options might be best for their family. After much deliberation, we ultimately crafted a prominent and spacious outdoor patio; which was a significant undertaking in and of itself. Since the home has an existing walk-out basement, the grade was more conducive to simply reinstalling a new deck. However, the homeowners’ wanted something more permanent, more durable, and more luxurious. So, we ended up building a patio complete with a robust footer and foundation structure, concrete walls faced with brick to match the front of the home, brick piers with custom-fabricated metal handrails in between, a hidden propane line plumbed for the outdoor grill, and an in-laid cleft flagstone patio surface.

To round out the family’s needs, the kitchen area was also expanded to better accommodate a larger kitchen table, a new dry bar area with an undercounter beverage center and glassware storage above, and a new expansive desk area for the family to use for paying bills, doing homework, or surfing the internet. A modifiable feature wall was also incorporated to highlight current family photos and notable artwork through the years. Furthermore, the finish of the painted built-in cabinetry and natural cherry countertop was carefully selected to stand apart, yet still complement the existing natural cherry cabinetry throughout the rest of the kitchen.