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25x 25 and 8 x11 addition already added
House is 55 years old fully reno'd but sits on a unfinished basement that only has 6 ft ceilings.
I would like to raise the house 3 feet to get 9 foot ceilings, Pony walls the whole way around, 3 new full length windows to replace the exisiting windows, re locate the furnace and water tank to a utility room, install a 3 pc bathroom (toilet, sink, stand up shower) and a kitchen sink. Install a sump pump, sub floor and 3 small bedrooms with a combined livingroom kitchette.
The home is already R1 zoned for an inlaw suite and sits on a 4,000 + sq. ft. lot. The home already has updated wiring and plumbing but a new drain pipe will have to be installed. Possibility of having to pour concrete to level the floor.
Small finishings are not required (paint, trim, cabinetry, etc)
Our home is a townhouse, 27 years. It is around 600 square feet in the basement - guessing. It has 3 rooms - large rec room - a room in between and then laundry room (laundry room has cement walls and floor and an open ceiling). We would really like to have the rec room just an exercise room - with a rubber flooring - the middle room maybe just an extra bedroom - the laundry room - finished with a shower maybe? New flooring and gyp rock throughout. Would use quality materials - but not expensive.
* Updated Jan. 12/09 *
Knock out interior sloping wall in master bedroom (13' long x 8', 4" wide) to expose a storage area to the exterior sloping wall (the outside of which forms part of the roof). Interior wall measures 8', 4" wide x 7', 61/2" high. Storage floor area measures 8', 4" wide x 3' deep.
Upgrade flooring in exposed area to match existing wood floor. Insulate finished exterior wall. Install sky light window. Paint wall to match existing colour.
Baby split, approximately 1600 sq ft. currently 3 beds, 2 baths. Likely redesign to 2 + 1 beds, 2 baths to increase room sizes and maximize space. Standard "open concept" design for both levels Desired work:
BASEMENT: Demo back to concrete: Reframe/Insulate/Vapor Barrier :Electrical - new runs where necessary, lighting switches, plugs: Plumbing - Relocate central stack and pipes to back of house for both baths, major fixtures can be salvaged (tub/toilets). New runs of necessary pipes: Sub and flooring throughout (700 sq ft): drywall/concrete board, tile, paint: Laminate floor: finish work, trim, caulking etc.
MAIN LEVEL: Open kitchen (remove interior walls (NOT load bearing), new cabinets, new stove (fridge and DW are present and in good working order) floor tile, backsplash, countertop, sink, finish work. Kitchen uses standard "L" layout, about 10' x 4' counter with a 5' island/breakfast bar added: relocation of bathroom to the back of the house and refinish: New flooring throughout, tile in kitchen and bath, hardwood in living, laminate in beds (existing living room hardwood may be salvaged): Interior framing for redesigned floor plan, drywall, lighting, wall tile and paint: Finish work, trim, caulking etc
EXTERIOR: Pave driveway (approx 25 feet, single)
Front lawn sodding35ft X 32ft, back lawn fixed up, laying down gravel stones, evening out and repairing grass, erecting approx 130'ft chain link fence 5ft high with 2 gates. Inside home replace carpeting throughout home with laminate flooring approx 1000sq ft. Remove a small wall and wall in a doorway and paint.
I would purchase as much material as possible from Home Depot to Save on cost
We are looking to add a second floor to a 50 year old home in Dartmouth. As well we would like to build a 15-20 addition off the back which would not be added to the new second floor, just the existing main floor and basement. Wiring in the whole house will need to be updated as well as a complete kitchen reno. Also we would like to build a 2 car garage the extends outward in the front off the main floor.
We own a 90 yr old home in Dartmouth. We have a space (about 4ft wide x 6ft long x 6ft tall) underneath our main level bathroom that we discovered shortly after purchasing the home. It houses all the plumbing work for that bathroom but is not part of our basement (it's actually on the other side of our foundation wall). We had a lot of problems with pipes freezing this past winter and need someone to get into that space (accessible by a basement sized window or cutting a hole into the wall and going through) to insulate it and make sure it is air tight from the elements. We also need to have a doorway widened from our dining room to our family room, and as much as possible of the wall dividing the kitchen and dining room removed. Ideally, we'd like these jobs completed this summer (2009). Thanks, Jennifer
new cupboards, new roof, house is 42 by 30 new windows,bige window one in the front 8 ft wide by 5 ft high and 3 other regular size ones, house is 50 years old,need a new deck, out the back door into a landing ,then steps going down about 8 steps, then onto a 12 by 16 main deck, chimney repointed. 2 electrail fuses boxs need to be upgrades to breakers.
The property consist of a 6 townhouses building, House by the water and a Duplex along a private lane. We are looking at having the exterior landscaped as well as having the Lane paved. It is roughly 325-350 feet long and about 9 feet wide. There is also 2 parking areas approx 10x30 and 15x15. Landscaping would mainly consist of tidying the already existing landscape and trimming trees.
Looking for contractor to add a room to back of house for sink, toilet, shower, washer and dryer. House is 1 and 1/2 stories high and built in early 1950's.
We might be able to provide some building materials., and some plumbing. Not sure what size the room should be.
Includes, putting new vinyl floor over existing tile flooring, moving 2 electrical outlets to accomodate microwave and fridge, tearing out wall splash on 2 walls and replacing gyproc then filling any nail holes in walls and repainting the entire room including the ceiling (it also includes a downstairs stairway to be painted within the kitchen area). The house is a back split so the kitchen ceiling slants up and is quite high.
The current kitchen cupboards will already be removed from the walls prior to work beginning.
The work needs to be completed by Aug 16th and preferably needs ot be done in 3-4 days so I am not without a kitchen for more than a week.
The room is approx 11x13 with a small 3x3 ft section in front of the downstairs. The house is approx 42 years old, I am not sure what you want by site conditions but it is a single dwelling home. There is a double glass door (only one door actually opens) on one wall and a 6 ft window on another.
Partially renovated Victorian home requires finishing touches.
1. furnish and install downstairs bathroom. Currently an empty room, plumbing (except fixtures) and electrical are complete. Bathroom to include new toilet, sink, cerpentry for small closet, vanity and mirror, simple flooring, no bath.
2. foundation. the home has been added to several times and there are 4 seperate foundations - check foundation for structural and penetrations, insulate (floor as some sections are crawl space only).
3. complete two rooms in back of house. currently empty studded rooms - one room will be laundry one room will be a bedroom. currently there is washer and dryer in the laundry room - requires added sink, flooring, drywall and shelving work. bedroom requires flooring, drywall work.
4. windows required for master bedroom and front bedroom - windows approx 2ftx4ft total of 6 required.
5. front entryway - leak at front door, require doorbell
6. miscelaneous touchups
7. paint - majority of the house has prime finish at this time - requires complete interior paintjob. exterior paint will be at a later date.
My deck collapsed, taking with it some of the siding. I discovered water damage running along the base of the wall and running below one window where the water bearier seal had broken. It looks like a slow progressive leak from the past few years. There is mould and rotten wood below the window affecting the stuctural integity of the house. I will need the wall and water bearier repaired and the deck removed/rebuilt.
House is approximately 40 years old. It is a about 40x24 feet. Need to turn the basement into a living quarters for my daughter and grandson. Needs to have a bathroom, Kitchen and 2 bedrooms and a living room. Plus a door to separate it from the top part of the house. Just need the basics and needs to be safe. Nothing is done in the basement. It is a true basement. Any serious replies are appreciated.
Home age 26 years. Two storey. Dartmouth. Appears that the problem was caused by the front concrete slab which has sunk. Hope that the settling is complete. Remove existing two columns supporting the overhanging roof on the lower level and extend columns to level the overhang. Area approximately 8-10 feet wide by 22 feet.
This project is large and it consist of indoor and out door;
Indoor: Kitchen we have a wall separating the kitchen and the rest of the house like to remove the wall and enlarge the kitchen (may require a supporting beam to be installed) and in-floor heating.
Outdoor: new natural stone patio, retaining wall and walkway, run power to the back garage.
This is a time sensitive job. We will require a quote to proceed with the financial aspect.
The original house has an addition of 19x30 and has 2 storey so as to be finished as 2 units of either 1bdrm+den or 2 bdrm(9x10). Units are planned to have balconies, open concept inside with hardwood floors and ceramic tile, high end kitchen and bathroom with laundry hook-up. Each unit would be 540sqft. The original part of the house needs to be fixed up as well as some updating. This is phase 1 of 5 phases.
Next is the reno of 6 townhouse units which vary in their degree of work required, on the same property. Each unit is 2 bdrm split entry, 800sqft.
Phase 3 is the reno of a duplex still on the same property.
Followed by phase 4 and 5 being development.
Phase 1 to 3 will start between Dec 4th, 2012 and Jan 2013 until completion in late 2013. followed by phase 4 and 5 in February 2014.
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