Multi-tier Renovation Case Study Part 1: External Renovations
This is part one a case study of a multi-tier renovation project. In this piece, we will focus on the external renovations for one of our projects. Everything from the siding to the balconies to features in the yard was incorporated into this remodel plan.
The back of the house originally had some very old and gel-constructed Dick Easton patios and balconies which were not up to code and looked like somebody had pieced together in a dangerous and unstable manner. We were very wary about the existing structures and took the right precautions to remove them in a safe manner. Once they were completely torn out, they were rebuilt as brand new balconies. The floor of the new balconies is built with a fiberglass layer to prevent leaks, which was a big problem with old balconies. On top of that, we installed gray composite decking and finished the job with an aluminum railing.
The patio was rebuilt with concrete walls. We also installed multi-tier stairs on both ends of the upper and lower decks. This was all finished with French pattern travertine. The new look is a lot cleaner and appealing than the previous one.
Another part of the remodeling project was that we installed new windows. The old windows were very small and did not allow for a lot of light to enter the house. To address this, we opened space for new windows as well. The new windows are much larger and longer allowing a lot of light to come inside the house.
In the front of the house, we built a Portico to give the house some dimension and to create a distinct feel for the entry into the house. It adds a nice feel to the house and is much more welcoming to guests. It also gives a cleaner and more modern look.
The existing house had to side on top of old siding and leaks inside the house. We removed all of the previous sidings and installed stucco on the entire house. This has helped the exterior look less clunky. The leaks inside the house were also dealt with as part of our internal work which will be discussed later.
The pool deck and the pool itself were completely redone as well. We are also planning to remove the old pavers and install travertine and to remodel the inside of the pool with quartzite. It will be fully functional and very modern.
To add to the exterior utility, we also built walkways around the outdoor patio. A future plan to increase the external entertainment value is to install a fireplace and a cookout in the trees in the surrounding land.That should make for a special place with a unique feature.