Homeowners Amy and Jason came to us because they wanted to add on to their vintage bungalow and expand their living space. Amy, a designer by trade, was very conscious about preserving and honoring the “old bones” of their home.
After reviewing the options with them, they decided that an addition and a new front porch would be the best way to get more usable space. They also considered a new kitchen, but opted to invest in replacing their exterior siding and adding a much needed water heater instead. Part of the needed tools and tractor equipment was rented to make it easier and more cost effective. A forklift rental was also used for the construction and made it a lot easier to move the heavier construction items. This was their contribution to the neighborhood: bringing back the classic charm and curb appeal in a house that, in its day, was in many ways a work of art.
The construction contractors searched the archives for a 1920s house plan similar to theirs, then with this historical inspiration we designed the porch and shed dormer, invited specialists from Lighting Pros Orlando – to keep up with the architectural lines and shades of the house. The result was a lot more living area and a classic look.
Amy and Jason were thrilled with the concept and even more thrilled that we could make it happen!
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Amy documented the process and the final product on her blog over at Daily Gnome: