Our client wanted to renovate their 1921 bungalow, on the New Jersey shore, to accommodate a family room, office, and bathroom. To stay within budget, a small rear-addition was built, and the remaining budget was used to upgrade the exterior finishes and insulate the building envelope; the front porch was rebuilt with columns, composite decking, and stone steps. The new family room opens into the kitchen providing a functional and open area for entertaining and plenty of room for their dog, Charlie, and three cats to enjoy.
To increase the R-value of the house, new energy efficient windows were installed and spray-in closed-cell insulation was added [once the old siding was removed, new insulation became more cost effective]. The new HardiShingle siding [all natural, non-toxic, renewable and highly durable] provided a fresh, timeless aesthetic.