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Category Archive for "Addition Projects"

Garage Bonus Room Addition

The Challenge: This home had a small protrusion over the garage which was a potential space that was not taken advantage of on the original structure. The clients imagined that by moving the wall further to the front of the garage it would create a very usable space. They wanted to include a fireplace and...

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Modern master bedroom suite addition

The Challenge: This home was built in the 1920’s it had good bones. It had a confusing backwards kitchen and had an addition in the ’70’s. I had looked at the home for a friend a few years earlier and had discouraged her from purchasing it because “It needed a lot of work”. The family...

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Family Room & Entry Addition

The Challenge: This is home in the Historic North end that is “contributing”. This means that altering the front is a big deal. We had a significantly altered structure and were able to show that a front porch had been enclosed, and a major addition had been done several years ago which included new windows...

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Front Porch Addition

The Challenge: This is a home across from the Boise Co-op, deep in the historic North End District. The challenge was to create a separate entrance from the triplex, and provide an entry/mudroom to buffer the noise and headlights from the market that were shining into the home. Any alteration of the front facade of...

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Sun Room Addition

The Challenge: This is a home in an area near HP. They had a covered back porch that was sinking and wanted to enclose it . The Idea: Tear out the floor and install footings and stem walls. Reinstall floor joists and connect to the existing HVAC system. The Solution: We added two foundation walls...

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Family Room Addition

The Challenge: This is a home in a fairly new subdivision with CCNR rules. In addition to a building permit we needed approval from the home owners association.The addition is at the rear of the home and created a 20 x 20 or 400 sf addition. There is only access from the front of the...

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North end major home addition

The Challenge: This is a contributing historic home in the North End that was relocated to the current site. Because of the historic nature of this home, we could not change the look from the street. The owners wanted to add a master bedroom suite and a guest bathroom. The Idea: To build an addition...

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