Kitchen Addition: School Lane, Lancaster
Kitchen Addition and House Renovation
When this customer approached us they had an agreement on a new home in Lancaster, a wonderful design from an architect friend for a Kitchen Addition and a fast approaching settlement on their old home. Working together we came up with a budget and schedule that they could work with. It wouldn’t get the project completed by move-in but they at least they could host Thanksgiving dinner in their beautiful new kitchen addition.
There were multiple challenges along the way to achieving the new open, spacious plan. A tight site, especially an existing stamped concrete patio and walkway which needed to be preserved, required careful detailed work by our excavator. Our stone masons took down 30 plus feet of the 16” natural granite stone rear wall (in some of the hottest June days on record). Numerous structural walls were removed and some unusual existing framing conditions encountered which required creative solutions to support the existing structure.
Foundations were laid, the kitchen framed out, and new floor joists precisely laid so that new floors could be perfectly level with existing floors. New hardwood oak flooring was laid and seamlessly woven into the existing dining room flooring before the entire first floor was sanded and finished in a stunning ebony stain. A tight Kitchen cabinet schedule drove the remainder of the project requiring flexibility on the part of all of our trade partners. Near the end our masons came back and laid a natural stone foundation wall and acid washed it to create a perfect match to the original exterior stone walls.