Hyde Park Home Renovation
In the client's own words...
“We were living out of town so Greg handled everything. I was able to get the project done remotely thanks to Greg as he took full responsibility not only for the project but 'property management' without it being spelled out in the contract. He was very forthcoming with information on cost, options, and what he needed from me. He had a very good set of subcontractors that were eager to please because of the long-term relationship and the respect they had for Greg. The project started as soon as we had possession of the house. We handed him the keys and he got started. He gutted half the house and redid: electricity, plumbing, HVAC, painting the entire inside and outside of the house, configuration (including eliminating back stairs, moving the laundry room from the basement to the 2nd floor, moving the back entrance, redoing the entire kitchen and the flow with the ex-dining room/new family room, redoing 2 bathrooms including merging 2 rooms to create a master bath, creating a walk-in closet). We consider him a friend because he really cared. His thoroughness, his attentiveness, and his professionalism make him a number one general contractor in our eyes.”
The goal was to transform the dining room into a family room connecting it with the kitchen. Removing the wall between the two rooms was just the starting point. A new kitchen, repaired plaster walls and new paint, refinished oak floors completed the transformation.
The kitchen was gutted; the ceiling and floor were leveled. New electric, plumbing, HVAC, cabinets and a heated tile floor completed the renovation. The peninsula created both a homework work-space, and a place for friends and family to gather. Glass tile was used for the back-splash above the counter tops and as a backdrop for the stove.
The guest bath was taken down to the studs and completely rebuilt. Because the room was lacking a functional heat source, a radiant heater controlled by a wall mounted thermostat was installed.
The original master bathroom was demolished to the studs, the ceiling and floor were leveled, new plumbing, electric and HVAC were required. Space limitations prevented a double-bowl sink base. The solution: his-and-hers sinks. A hardwired towel warmer was also installed.