Living Room - before
The first obvious improvement was...
Living Room - after
...create a hipped ceiling and bump out with a new bay, for starters.
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
In need of a facelift.
New Bay & New Cabinetry
The new bay includes new shelving and storage at each end.
New Bay and "New" Fireplace
The old bricks were framed over for a new decorative plaster finish.
Custom Steel Beam
Raised up into place very carefully.
Beam in place.
Our contractor, Alan Lundgren, makes a final leveling check before the new beam is fixed in position.
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.
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
The 10'6" apex, along with the new bay, gives the room new space and life.
Structure is Beautiful