A few highlights this month of a luscious lakeside property that’s getting a proper upgrade. Owners frequently entertain and wanted an experience that would connect the main house with a double ensuite and shared space, plus instant access to the serenity of the lake it sits upon.
That’s where we’re doing our best work to create an environment of simple luxury where owners may entertain their international guests.
The beginning stages of the project
Beginning a major remodel can be stressful for an owner and their family. It’s understandable and natural. There’s a kind of letting go that must happen in order to proceed with the design and goal as it’s drawn.
It is necessary to have a period of clearing, levelling and removal in order to build properly.
So, this in mind, take a look at the foundations we’re building for this lovely lakeside property:
Main house on the left, garage on the right
The picture above shows the space between the main house and the soon-to-be double ensuite (and former garage!). We are actually creating a covered connecting walkway between the main house and the “entertainment space”.
Preparing the foundation for buildout
We’re getting ready to pour the foundation here. The mixture will be poured down between the two “wooden walls”, which serves as a mold that serves to shape the foundation. There’s still a fair amount of work to do on this part.
When we’re ready and have the entire foundation in place, then we’ll look at dismantling and demolition of the current garage (still intact) and begin to form the structure that will take this space from ho-hum 2-car garage to rockstar double-ensuite retreat!
Tip for your own remodel: How to keep the end in sight
Some days, as the homeowner, you may find yourself very weary of the remodeling & rebuilding process. It’s completely natural. A build like this will tend to disrupt schedules for a few months at least.
When the process begins to wear on you, we recommend you review the final drawings again and to keep them close to you. Keeping the end in sight is easier when you have a picture of it.
The above picture shows the main house on the left and the brand new entertainment space with covered corridor in the middle.
In an upcoming post, we’ll track and show the progress as the design build develops.
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