Wall removal and a noook addition help create an open floor plan for a west side, Indianapolis family
The goal of this project, designed and constructed by Gettum Associates Inc is to add more space. This has been accomplished by the removal of existing interior and exterior walls separating the kitchen/nook and sunroom/family room along with the installation of a nook addition. The final result will be a more open feel, as well as more space! Along with the modifications to the indoor living space, a large screen in porch addition was added to extend the indoors outward!
Pictures of the existing family room/kitchen, kitchen/nook and interior of existing sunroom
Demolition and construction pictures:
Pictures showing the completion of interior and exterior wall removals and installation of structural header beams and posts
Column and beam trim installation pictures:
In-progress pictures of the installation of interior trim to the structural beams and columns. The built-out, raised panel column detail add a great touch!
Project completion pictures showing the finished nook addition and the combined family room, nook, kitchen and sunroom spaces.
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A nook addition can solve a cramped eating area in your home
Has your family grown? If so, how have you accommodated your new family members? For most, it is tough. As our kids grown, the amount of space necessary to get them into their chairs grows. Many of us are left dealing with a chair hitting the wall and trying to squeeze in a kid! Thankfully, there are options.
For some, dining areas are located at the rear of the home and adjacent to our kitchens. If that relates to you, your in luck! Sometimes a simple addition is all it takes to alleviate your growing pains! No, this does not entail a large-scale kitchen remodel. You CAN start small and eventually work up to further modification if you wish. Rather, it usually involves removing a section of your existing rear wall and extending an addition.
Sure, it does cost money. And it won't be cheap. However, it will add value and appeal and of course, take care of any space issues your experiencing when gathering your family at the dinner table. If your considering such an option, there are a few tips that can help you along the way.
First, be sure you seek an experienced, qualified remodel contractor in your area. Second, know your requirements. How many people are in your family now? What about the future? Now is the time to think about adding any members to your team. Be sure your remodel contractor is aware of your family and your future plans! With this knowledge, the proper amount of space can be incorporated into the design of your nook addition.
As an Indianapolis area experience remodel professional, we routinely advise our clients in how to plan for the now as well as the future. One tip of advice is to hire a skilled, design build remodel contractor. Someone who can fulfill your vision of the near future as well as your long-term goals. For example, if you think you may improve your kitchen at a later time be sure to mention your goals for that as well. Sometimes, a master plan can be develope that can allow you to remodel and improve in phases. This not makes sense not only in having future insight, but also in overall costs.
For more information about adding a nook addition or remodeling your Indianapolis area kitchen, give Gettum Associates a call. We have provided long-term kitchen and space solutions for hundreds of clients around the central Indiana area since 1987.
Expand over your garage to add a walk in closet
One of the biggest deficiencies of homes is a lack of storage space. This is especially true with a master bedroom. Many homeowner's complain there is not enoguh adequate space for clothing storage. For those homes with two professional's this is even more challenging. Where do you hang and store professional clothing, as well as everyday casual clothes? For most, this is a problem.
For those whose master bedroom is on the second floor, and who are lucky enough to be over, or right beside a garage underneath you may be in luck! Sometimes, you may be able to expand over the existing garage and add the storage space you and your spouse needs. The project may not be as hard as you think. It may only mean some demolition work, the addition of a floor system and wallls and tie-ing the new space into the existing structure.
To find out your options in expanding your master bedroom space to include a larger walk in master closet, consult your local experience remodel contractor. If your in the Indianapolis area, take a look at www.Gettum.com, which is one example of a local, full-service design-build remodel contractor that can help. You can contact Gettum Associates by scheduling a remodel consultation at http://info.gettum.com/remodel-consultation-request/.
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A patio roof covering offers shade without sacrificing view
For homeowners looking to create the backyard of their dreams, a porch or patio usually is a big part of the overall plan and design. There are many options to choose from. Many begin with a simple deck and upgrade to a pergola. Some may choose a porch. For those with a porch in mind, there are a few variations.
A screen porch is certainly one popular option. These structures are ideal for extending the indoors outward. They can be equipped with lighting and electronics, such as Tv and stereos. They offer the advantage of shade, as well as a bug-free experience. However, a simple covered porch or patio is desirable as well. In many cases, a covered porch is like a screen porch, without the walls and screening.
Similar in many ways, a covered porch can have many of the amenities a screen porch does. It can be wired and equipped with audio and visual equipment, as well as lighting in the ceiling. However, given the lack of walls and screening, a covered porch offers an uninhibited outdoor experience. As is the case with many additions completed by a professional remodeler, the ideal porch should blend into the existing structure as if it was always there. Avoiding the added on look is key! The design details should be a direct reflection of the overall style of your home, right down to the trim and column details, if applicable.
So, when planning your dream backyard be sure to choose the structure that meets your family's needs. And remember, a coverd porch or pation can, in most cases, be converted to a screen porch or 3-season room in the future.
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About the author:
Gettum Associates, Inc is an award-winning design and remodel contractor located in central Indiana that has been serving the Indianapolis metro area since 1987. Specializing in full- service remodeling, Gettum Associates completed projects of all sizes. From screen porches, patios, sunroom and room additions to simple bathroom and kitchen makeovers. Whatever your needs, Gettum Associates has the experience and know-how to get the job done right. For more information, visit their website at www.Gettum.com