Monthly Archives: June 2014


Two Story Addition- NARI Tour Home 2014

After having to cancel our tour last year due to the large tree that had fallen on it, we were ecstatic to be showing the addition project this year at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (Madison Chapter) Tour of Remodeled Homes!

The tour home featured a two story addition and was a whole house remodel. The addition houses a master suite on the second floor, a bright and open family room with adjacent mud room and powder bath on the first floor, and a full height music room on the basement level.

The homeowners wanted a design that offered high contrast, modern elements, and a restored historical interior. The house previously had ranch trim and slab doors, which were not original to the house. We revamped all of the trims to be a higher profile, simple design. This both compliments the historical style while working with the client’s modern tastes. We refurbished two doors from the garage, then ordered new doors to match the style of these original two panel doors. Archways in the open concept great room give added character and architectural details. The new modern kitchen has tons of storage space and is much more functional.

The exterior features a MoistureShield deck which is not only sustainable but very low maintenance. It only requires the homeowners to pressure wash once per year. You can read more about our journey with the exterior of the home in our recent blog post Colonial Curb Appeal Project in Madison, WI.

Thanks to all who visited! We had the most visited tour site of 2014!

To learn more about the most current Tour of Remodeled Homes, visit NARI of Madison’s website.


Addition

2 Story Addition off back of the home

Addition

Curb appeal on front of home

Addition

Kitchen Remodel

Addition

Storage solutions

Addition

Open Floor Plan

Addition

Family Room

Addition

Bathroom

To see more project photos, visit our New Homes & Additions page.


MoistureShield Sustainable Decking Project

With our latest deck project in Madison, WI under construction, we’d like to put some information on our blog regarding our favorite decking system.

Over the past 3 years, we have built three decks out of MoistureShield Decking. Two of the three decks have been a two-tone design, with the border and skirt board in a contrasting color. MoistureShield is available is a variety of colors, creating a unique outdoor living space. Our clients are ecstatic with the finished look, from the colors to the perfectly mitered corners. The concealed clips allow for a seamless finish, with no screw holes on the finished surface. This makes for a beautiful, yet durable finished product that’s also easy to clean. MoistureSheild decking is also stain, fade, scratch, mold and mildew resistant. It’s designed to last a lifetime.

In addition to high performance and aesthetics, MoistureShield is also in line with the pricing of Trex deck systems. Our carpenters prefer the install on MoistureShield over Trex due to MoistureShield looking and feeling like wood (not plastic like feel/aesthetic like Trex). Furthermore, it has a marine rating, which lends itself to a longer lifetime. Most MoistureShield products have a limited lifetime warranty.

MoistureShield is also a very environmentally conscious company, with a highly sustainable manufacturing process.

Their parent company, Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. is a leading plastics recycler and manufacturer of green composite building products. MoistureShield has a total of 95% total recycled content  (38% post consumer, 57% pre-consumer). MoistureShield doesn’t cut down new trees to make its decking.

All things accounted for, we feel confident we’ve been supplying and installing the best of the best for our clients. Because of this, they’ve been loving the results. 

Contact us today to get a free estimate!

Decking Project

MoistureShield Decking Project in Waunakee, WI

Decking Project

MoistureShield Decking Project in Madison, WI

To see more project photos, visit our Sun Rooms & Decks page.