Punch List: Petworth Open Concept

Construction at our Petworth Renovation is finally wrapping up after an extended schedule, due to Covid-19 related manufacturing delays. The new open concept layout allows for free flowing circulation throughout the first floor, as well as uninterrupted views to the front porch and rear deck. Outstanding items include trim work, appliance installations, and final plumbing fixture installations. The new kitchen is centrally located and anchors the first floor. We’re still waiting for the new refrigerator and dishwasher to arrive. A coat closet is located in the new mud room and also includes a pantry that is easily accessed from the Read More

Site Visit: Petworth Open Concept

It’s been over 2 months since we posted updates on this townhouse renovation, so as you can imagine there has been a lot of progress. During that time-span wall framing, ductwork, insulation, plumbing, electrical wiring and a new TPO roof was installed. Spray foam insulation was installed at the addition walls to seal any openings in the existing side walls that were retained. During demolition we discovered that the old roof access was concealed with drywall as part of one of the numerous renovations over the years. A new roof access hatch with folding ladder was installed above the main Read More

Punch List: Kingman Park Renovation

Last week we did a punch list review for our Kingman Park Master Suite project. The project consisted of gutting the entire second floor of a townhouse to create a main bedroom suite, guest bath, laundry, office and bedroom. We started design back in late January and received a permit 4 weeks later. After 2-1/2 months of construction our client moved in last week. There are still a few outstanding items like the main bathroom shower glass and some adjustments to the new low profile radiators but we’re almost there. More details on renderings, floor plan transformation & construction photos Read More

Site Visit: Kingman Park Renovation

Construction has been rolling on this second floor renovation for about a month. Walls have been framed, including the new windows for the rear office and bedroom. The existing duct-work has been updated to coordinate with the new second floor layout, which includes adding new registers on the first floor for increased air conditioning supply. While running the new sanitary plumbing lines for the bathrooms, we discovered that the main stack was actually in the middle of the floor. The sanitary lines will now connect to this stack above the kitchen island, so we’ll run a bulkhead the full length Read More

Site Visit: Petworth Open Concept

Construction of this interior renovation project began last month. Since then demolition of the upper floors has been completed, including excavation of the basement to increase its ceiling height to meet code. The existing second floor framing was not structurally capable of supporting the new “open-concept“ first floor plan, therefore additional floor framing was added. The opening around the existing stair was also widened to increase clearance above the stair. Structural reinforcements included “sistering” new framing to existing joists, and replacing the beams around the stair. Demolition at the rear porch revealed minimal exterior wall framing and a plaster and Read More