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The In-Law Addition is Finished

The In-Law Addition is Finished

by Ethan Hagan (email Ethan) | | November 16, 2012 | 16 Comments »

Steve Wartman and his crew are nearing the end of the in-law addition. Final inspection took place the other day, and now the guys are just adding a few finishing touches. It’s been a long project, and there’s plenty that I wasn’t able to cover. In fact, I think trying to showcase an entire addition is beyond the scope of what we capture with our Pro-Follows. Even so I thought it appropriate to share some images of the progress from start to finish.

Here’s a look at the side of the house, and you can just see the deck (see how the deck was built) peeking around the corner.

Steve brought in Victor and the guys from Cristofaro Contractors to build the foundation.

You can see the plumbers from Pipe Rite working to complete their rough-in work too.

Steve and his crew took over and began framing the walls.

The guys had to demo a significant portion of the existing kitchen to make room for stairs and tie in the addition to the rest of the house.

The old garage was gutted to make room for a new family room, and the garage roof was removed for a second story master bedroom and bathroom.

After Steve’s guys completed framing the roof, the guys had the new roof and what was left of the existing roof shingled.

On the south side of the house is this beautiful two-story bank of windows.

Steve brought in Dick from Richard Price Remodeling to tackle the siding and gutters.


I didn’t cover much of the interior work so here’s what you missed.

The addition has it’s own kitchen, laundry area, heat pump and water heater.

This is the bathroom on the main level of the addition.

In the existing kitchen, underneath the carpet was hardwood flooring so the guys laid new flooring to match.

Here’s a look at the existing kitchen with new cabinets, flooring, paint, fixtures and appliances.

Upstairs the large windows provide lots of light to the new master bedroom.

The bathroom looks terrific, and I especially like the river stone accents in the shower.

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16 Responses to The In-Law Addition is Finished

  • Reuben responds...
    November 16th, 2012 1:26 pm

    Boy it really looks great. Good work guys!


  • poiboybf responds...
    November 16th, 2012 3:40 pm

    That’s great! Does it blend well with the rest of the house, style wise?


    Ethan Reply:

    It looks really good. Most of the existing house was brick but that wasn’t in the budget so the addition has siding. It still looks really good.


  • Megan responds...
    November 16th, 2012 4:52 pm

    It looks fantastic!


  • trebor responds...
    November 16th, 2012 9:21 pm

    That looks amazing! My favorite part is the 2nd bathroom and the windows…those are brilliant!


    trebor Reply:

    Favorite parts…whatever :)


  • jeff_williams responds...
    November 17th, 2012 10:46 am

    Another great job Ethan. Keep it up and your readership (old and new) will follow.

    My favorite photo from this follow is the one looking out from the new windows and seeing the shed and deck in the background. Like a window into past of pro-follows.


  • paintergal responds...
    November 17th, 2012 10:57 am

    Love the bathroom, especially the vanity.
    I must have missed the earlier references to this addition. Is it really going to be used for in-laws to live? Or is that a geographical term?


    Ethan Reply:

    It really will be used for in-laws. Mr. Homeowner’s parents are in the process of moving in right now.


  • Chris Paulis responds...
    November 17th, 2012 12:11 pm

    Nice coverage! When I saw the title of this, I got excited thinking you were building us a place! 8-)


    Ethan Reply:

    hehe…. I do have a “spacious” shed just about finished.


  • Icarus responds...
    November 17th, 2012 1:05 pm

    I bet it eventually becomes a teenager home from college pad.


  • MissFixIt responds...
    November 18th, 2012 2:19 pm

    Great reno. I really like that bathroom.


  • Brady responds...
    November 19th, 2012 10:10 am

    Wow… That’s quite a lot of work.


  • Eek565 responds...
    November 19th, 2012 2:55 pm

    Do you have any full shots from the outside? I’m always curious how well additions tie into the original home.


  • HANDYMAN51 responds...
    June 26th, 2013 11:34 am

    I’m cheap. I would have just spent money for in-laws to stay at a Super 8 when they visited. If a permanent stay, might have put them up in the shed under your deck!


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