In Dover, NH a couple reached out wanting to demolish their dilapidated building and replace it with an octagonal addition to expand their kitchen. Before the process began, there was a wall separating the kitchen from the undesirable building which created a dark, claustrophobic feel. The challenge was to carefully removed the old boards from the 1800’s and reuse them in the final project. Additionally, they wanted to preserve the original roof but modify to fit the new addition.
Once the rough framing, windows and doors were installed, we began the process of matching the old style of trim on the exterior and repurposing the old boards into wainscoting and flooring in the interior. After the finishes were applied, the family had a functional and inviting space to relax in. It should be noted that the most entertaining part of the project was allowing the homeowner to hammer the first hole through wall between the kitchen and the addition. We have never seen someone so happy to put a hammer through a wall!