The first goal for this project was to create a more spacious kitchen with an ample casual dining area and a better connection to the living room.
 Before: Vinyl siding and inconveniently placed electric service detract from a well detailed existing back porch
 After: The rear wall of the house was moved 3’-9” to enlarge the kitchen and master bed and bath on the second level. A back entry and mudroom balances the exterior facade and provides more convenience and storage. Artisan Series HardiePlank siding, upgraded windows, a new roof, brick patio and walkway were all part of the project. We replicated the existing beadboard soffit and brackets.
 Before:  Front of the house with vinyl siding 
 Replacing siding allowed us to fill existing walls with insulation and add a layer of rigid insulation to exceed code requirements for new housing.
 After: All vinyl siding was replaced with Artisan Series HardiePlank siding with a 5/8" reveal for a more historic profile. It is also more impervious to hail than other types of siding.
 Before: South wall
 After: Added 2 windows in the upper level master bedroom  and a window on the lower level 
 Before: Kitchen
 After: A custom built hutch cabinet complements the home's historic design. Additional windows provide more light and better connection to the porch and back yard.
 Before: The living room was not connected to kitchen and dining areas.
 After: A new doorway to the kitchen and a wider doorway to the dining room provides better circulation and shares light between the rooms. An antique heirloom mantle and vintage gas insert  bring the fireplace back to life.
 The original hearth tile was covered by an  overlay of stone. It was recovered and reinstalled with the new white oak floors.
 The bead and reel moulding and the door and window header cornices were the hardest trim details to match.   
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