Arroyo Terrace

"My living room feels so dark and cramped. I don't have a lot of space to work with, but can you do something?
I love my fireplace, but I'm so done with the look of it."

Living Room - before

Living Room - before

The first obvious improvement was...

Living Room - after

Living Room - after

...create a hipped ceiling and bump out with a new bay, for starters.

Fireplace - after

Fireplace - after

A new custom plaster finish for a clean, contemporary look. Beyond, the new bay added nearly 30 square feet to the room.

Fireplace - before

Fireplace - before

In need of a facelift.

New Bay & New Cabinetry

New Bay & New Cabinetry

The new bay includes new shelving and storage at each end.

New Bay and "New" Fireplace

New Bay and "New" Fireplace

The old bricks were framed over for a new decorative plaster finish.

Custom Steel Beam

Custom Steel Beam

Raised up into place very carefully.

Beam in place.

Beam in place.

Our contractor, Alan Lundgren, makes a final leveling check before the new beam is fixed in position.

New Ceiling Framing

New Ceiling Framing

With the new hip beams fastened to their steel apex, the rafters are attached - this will carry the new wood ceiling.

Living Room - before.

Living Room - before.

Previously, the old flat ceiling topped out at 8'-3". The cabinets at the far end were completely rebuilt for the new A/V system and new art lighting.

Living Room - After

Living Room - After

The 10'6" apex, along with the new bay, gives the room new space and life.

Structure is Beautiful

Structure is Beautiful

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