ADDITIONS & DECKS
If you've already maximized the use of your current spaces and you still need more, then it's time to add on to your home. Decks and patios (either covered or not) are also great ways to expand your footprint.
Check out the examples of both below.
Willis Addition - Exterior
This is a 2-story addition that added a much needed mudroom on the first floor and expanded the bedrooms on the second floor - see the photos below for the bedrooms. These pictures focus on the exterior.
Willis Addition - Bedrooms
The original bedrooms in this house were tiny and oddly shaped with bad closets, so it was absolutely necessary to expand them to suit the family's needs.
When you want to be outside without sunscreen or bug spray, a covered patio with screens is the way to go! This 3 season room really added a great new space to this townhouse without the expense of windows. Windows can be used for full 4 season comfort though.
This composite deck replaced an old tired wooden deck that was falling apart and needed constant repairs.
The client chose composite materials to ensure it would be low maintenance for the long term future of the home.
This is another composite deck that replaced, and enlarged, a rotten one. There was also significant rot between the deck and the house that was repaired.
This stunning deck fits the equally stunning home and was really fun to build. The homeowners spend a lot more time outside now!
This home now has TWO more decks to create an indoor / outdoor flow from multiple rooms in the house.
IPE (pronounced ee-pay) is brazilian walnut and is also referred to as ironwood. Ironwood is a great description because it's SUPER strong, durable, dense, and low maintenance. It's rot, mildew and scratch resistant, is class-A fire rated, and it doesn't need to be sealed, thus making it a nice natural alternative to composite materials.
Other Cool Work
These are a few other fun projects that expanded outdoor living with an entryway, pergola and railing design sprinkled in as well.