Additions


Victorian Garage Addition in Columbus, WI

We’ve recently been working on a garage addition and remodel of an old Victorian home from the 1850’s.

It’s the oldest home we’ve ever worked on! The homeowner’s want a larger, updated kitchen, mud room, and laundry room. They also want to remove their 2-car garage and build a new 3-car garage addition. All of this while maintaining the period look of the home and increasing it’s value.  

Our first post about this home will be covering the 3-car garage we’re adding to the home. The homeowner’s existing garage was too small to fit two cars. It also faced the wrong direction, making it difficult to get in and out of. 

Garage Addition Before

Garage Before

Garage Addition Before

Garage Before- Facing perpendicular to driveway

Garage Addition Before

Garage Before- The garage was difficult to get into because of the direction it faced

The homeowners had plenty of room on their lot to build a new, larger garage that faced the street. This would make for easier access and a more spacious driveway. The first thing we did was remove the existing 2-car garage and leveled the area. 

Garage Addition During

Garage Removal

After the foundation walls were poured, framing began on the new 3-car garage addition.

Garage Addition During- Framing

Garage Addition During- Framing

We decided to build 3 gables on the garage over each garage door. The gables make the garage more interesting to look at and go with the style of the home.

Garage Addition During

Garage Addition During

Garage Addition During

Garage Addition During

Garage Addition During

Garage Addition During

Garage Addition- Almost finished!

Garage Addition- Almost finished!

Inside each gable we mixed half-round and shake siding to match the gables on the rest of the home. Each gable will also get a custom designed fretwork accent.

Garage Addition- Gable Detail

Garage Addition- Gable Detail

Please stay tuned! We’ll be uploading more photos as this addition project reaches completion. We’ll also be posting about the kitchen remodel that was phase 2 of this project. 

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


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.


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2 Story Addition off back of the home

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Curb appeal on front of home

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Kitchen Remodel

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Storage solutions

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Open Floor Plan

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Family Room

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Bathroom

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