Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Historical Remodel

Taking an extra small kitchen nook and transforming it into an open eat in kitchen area with a desk workspace was no easy task. We removed approximately 24 square feet of living space. On the outside the deck and patio were reconfigured. This beautiful old home in the North End has lots of character with craftsman style moldings inside and outside, and 1" x 4" bevel cedar siding. Architect Joel Parker worked with Duke York to design the addition with the rest of the house in mind and to preserve the historical look and feel of the original house. Marvin Windows' double hung wood windows were installed to match the old single pane windows in the rest of the house. The new windows also added to the home's overall efficiency. A new tile floor, with electric floor heat, was installed throughout the kitchen and new addition. Outside a new cedar deck with wrap around stairs takes you down to the new patio and backyard. After removing a tree and expanding the patio north there is plenty of space to enjoy the sun when it does come out. The added benefits of this addition are a full basement underneath the addition (future wine room), a new concrete walkway to the street and the power and cable lines moved underground. Looking at the space, inside and outside, the homeowners have gained areas designed specifically for their lifestyle, preserving the history of the building and adding modern conveniences.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Summer Construction NOW!

     In the Northwest we love our summers.  This year you want to be spending it outside on that new outdoor space.  Patios and decks are the starting blocks for your outdoor enjoyment.  This time of year is a great time to think about your house and it's need for a new outdoor space.  Usually everyone thinks of this once it is summer and they need the space NOW.  Between scheduling, design, and construction time, if you wait you will be enjoying your new deck or patio late in the summer season or even next year.  Think about scheduling your consultation for your new outdoor area today.

     There are so many wonderful composite deck products on the market, like Timbertech or Trex, that are worry free, low maintenance and affordable.  Wood decks make for beautiful, warm areas and with Ironwood decking your deck will last forever and wow your family and guests.  Patios are also a great outdoor option, you can choose from multiple patterns and colors or mix them to create your very own custom design.  Stamped concrete is creative and low maintenance.  Adding outdoor lights, landscaping, fencing, or maybe an arbor to your deck or patio would complete your new outdoor space.  York Enterprises can handle all of your outdoor needs, give us a call and start your summer NOW!!!!!