Following a transfer of ownership within the same family, renovations are required to give a new look to the exterior of the house. While the interior is very convenient, we are expecting a radical change on the outside.
The house's location being much appreciated, the owners only want to refresh the exterior look, and include, if possible porches to better enjoy the overview. They are asking us to improve the foundation and exteriors walls' isolation. For them, the interior is perfect as it is.
Change the car-port into a garage, provide certain amenities in a contiguous room (shower, toilet, washbasin). Add a foyer in place of the existing porch and refurbish into a welcoming entrance. Convert the new facade in a more contemporary and warmer style.
Significantly improve the exterior of the house by reviving the colors and revamping the front porch without sacrificing the brick nor the openings (doors and windows) . Propose a new exterior with a distinctive yet traditional feature.
Give this house a new look without too many modifications inside to minimize the costs of renovations. Add a turret on the facade to increase the size of the dining room on the ground floor and the master bedroom upstairs and to let more light into each room .
Expand the house to get a new and comfortable master bedroom with its own bathroom and a large walk-in closet. Improve the service entrance and provide more storage space. Make sure the exterior of the house retains an esthetic look, well integrated to the neighbourhood.
Add a garage at the basement level. Above this basement add a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a living room. Renovate the bathroom. The investment being already substantial, preserve the style of the house.
Add a two-car garage with a studio above linked to the house. Build a solarium at the rear side of the house for later use as a den or breakfast area. Expand the master bedroom and especially the bathroom on the second floor. Renovate the kitchen, add a laundry area and a boudoir in the entrance hall if possible. Remodel the exterior.
Expand the house significantly in order to provide more bedrooms for the needs of this large family. The main entrance must be relocated and more functional. Eliminate the log cabin look outside but not inside and aim for a "victorian" look overall.
Add a two-car garage and suggest a new exterior appearance (from a picture of new houses in the Drummond Designs collection) that would eliminate the lenghty effect of the facade. Raise the roof and replace the exterior sheathing, if need be.
Add a story allowing for a vast master bedroom with a shower room and a spacious wardrobe. Modify the first floor to expand the bathroom and convert a room into a painter's studio. Change the exterior brick. Emphasize the main entrance, add a turret and a balcony.
Since the family is growing, living space becomes a serious issue. Four bedrooms, a master suite included and a comfortable bathroom are required. A second story is the answer. Take the opportunity to remodel the exterior of the house.
Expand the second floor to obtain a more interesting volume and also a fifth bedroom. Add a sun room on the rear side in harmony with the existing one. Cover the exterior walls with a new sheathing which preserves the country style. Replace the existing doors and windows.