Jamestown, North Carolina
This Custom Construction and Renovations project began as a neighbor to an existing project. The neighbor was no longer able to maintain the property and was at risk of losing it to forclosure. Management was able to payoff the neighbors home and put cash in their pocket for a downpayment on a new condominium that was mainenance free. An absolute WIN WIN for the home owner, the community, and the company.
This Jamestown property was in need of a full remodel, but had many desireable features to include 3 bathrooms and a wood burning fireplace. We began by protecting the investment with an entire exterior make-over. A new roof with architectural shingles and a ridge vent to protect those shingles from overheating in the southern sun. The home was wrapped with low maintenance vinyl siding and vinyl sofitt. This provides easy cleaning with only a water hose and mild soap. The facia boards were wrapped in pre-painted metal. This means it is painted for life! No painting anywhere outside. Totally mainenance free.
Energy efficiency is so important to everyones monthly budget. So we replaced all the windows with Energy Star qualified replacement window units. These are double hung windows with argon filled double pane glass. Low E glass provides a huge value to the future owner and the energy savings they will enjoy. Installing a high quality product such as this window is only a value if it is installed correctly. Every window was measured and a custom sized window ordered, installed in squared and leveled jam, all gaps filled with spray foam insualtion, all cracks caulked to minimize are leaks, and finally the exterior was metal wrapped to provide a maintenance free exterior. The attic was inspected and blown in insulation was added to bring the insulation factor beyon R-38. The crawlspace was treated with a new vapor barrier and insulation was installed in the floor joist for added energy efficiency and comfort.
The interior of this house was totally gutted. The custom construction and renovations crew removed wall paper in all common areas. The walls in each room were pointed, primed, and painted as required. New baseboards and door casings were installed and painted to set off the new wall colors. Crown mouldings are a great addition to any room. All carpets, wood flooring, vinyl flooring, and tile was removed and replaced. Carpet was installed in the living areas and bedrooms. The Kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room all were finished with imported spanish tile and complimentary grout.
The bathrooms in this home were in desperate need of some TLC. The subfloor was rotted due to existing plumbing leaks that had never been addressed or repaired. These floors were reinforced and properly repaired to support new flooring. Cultured marble vanity tops with integrated sinks were installed in the master bath as well as the spare bath. New custom sized vanities with solid hardwood construction were installed to provide years of beauty and function. Delta lavatory faucets were installed with new hot and cold water cutoffs beside the new plumbing traps. The bathtub was refinished and recycled. New tub shower valve washers and trim was installed to provide years of trouble free operation. The shower unit was cleaned, primed, and refinished.
Light fixtures thruout the house were replaced and old ones delivered to the habitat for humanity home store. Ceiling fans were installed in the den and master bedroom. Simple but elegant chandelers were installed over the dining room table and the front entry area. Licensed electricians on staff removed and replaced all light switches and receptacles. Circuit breakers were upgraded to ground fault circuit interupting (GFCI) breakers on all circuits that power areas of the home associated with water as per the NC Electric code.
The plumbing is this project home was in overall good shape but had a few leaks and lacked several important items common in new homes today. We began by fixing all leaks, next we installed a pressure reducing valve and replaced the main water cut off valve. The pressure reducing valve (PRV) serves to regualte water pressure coming into the home. This acts to remove water pressure spikes protecting the home’s plumbing fixtures and maintain a consistant water pressure regardless of the city water pressure variations.
The kitchen cabinets were removed and the counter tops disgarded. A wall separating the kitchen from dining room was removed and the popcorn ceilings scraped. This really opened the kitchen area and provided an updated look. New maple ceiling height kitchen cabinets were installed with all of the bells and whistles. Cabinets today can have slow close drawers, no slam doors, slide out trays, and a lazy susan in the corner. These cabinets were covered with custom granite counter tops. A single basin composite granite sink was installed to compliment the tops and maple cabinets. The sink was garnished with a Moen brushed nickel pull out faucet with soap dispenser. Stainless steel gourmet range with convection oven is a necessary appliance to any chef. Throw in a built in microwave for convenience. Then add a new energy star dishwasher and garbage disposal to complete the kitchen appliances. Imported spanish tile flooring finish the room with subtle style.
Thank you to all of the Custom Construction & Renovations staff and to our high quality contractors for their support and excellent service on this project.
We recognize that many features such as energy saving products and proper installation techniques of these products are hard to see after the renovation is complete, so we challenge you to pick your contractor carefully. Verify licensing and ask questions. We welcome questions and are happy to educate our clients.