Addition finally takes shape (literally)!

We often wondered what the addition would look like on the outside when it was finished. In the beginning, my husband and I were both afraid it would end up looking like a box jutting off the back of our house. It was one of the first things we talked about with our architect, Chris Hennessey. We asked her if she could make the addition look like it was always there. We were introduced to Chris by our contractor, Vinny from VJ Construction. The minute we met her, we knew she was the one we wanted to work with. She was very down to earth and made us feel comfortable immediately. When we asked her about the exterior aesthetics, she suggested different roof lines to create interest and make it look purposeful. Everything she has done for us has been amazing. She was able to give my mother-in-law the space she wanted, fit in a first floor laundry room, relocate the powder room, and carve out an office for me, all while keeping the space feeling open. It wasn’t until now that we can appreciate her attention to detail on the exterior of the addition. It ties into our home beautifully and absolutely feels like it could have always been there!

Recap of where we started from:

We began the project with the laying of the foundation in June.

Once the foundation was finished then came the floor joists and sub floor.

Then came the framing with father son team Dan and DJ of Dan House Construction.

This is when the size of the project started to really sink in!

The trusses went up and we began to see the different roof lines our architect put in the plan.

Here it is! The finished exterior of the addition!

The siding is dead on! The far right is the old siding and the left is the new. They did an amazing job matching it!

I think our architect, Chris Hennessey, accomplished exactly what we asked for. I love how it looks!

I have good news and bad news on the interior part of the addition/renovation . First, the good news! The drywalling will be complete in the next couple of days! Which means, cross your fingers, I will be able to get back into the house soon. Yeah! The kitchen cabinets will be done about the first week of October. The bad news is the counter top and flooring are looking like the middle of November to install. Looking on the bright side, it will give us more time to finish all the details!

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