The Boulder Earth-Toned Beauty
Oh my gosh was this project a wild one. Ken and Lynn came to us with a problem. Kind of a big one. They had water damage in their kitchen that was making the place deteriorate at an alarming pace. We were happy to help get them fixed right up!
Collaboratively, we planned the project and with great anticipation, demo day rolled around. It was a hot sweaty summer day and Tom's help fell through. So he literally tore the entire kitchen out all by himself. And came home exhausted. But not before he posted this video.
Once everything was torn apart, there was definitely water damage. Lots of it. But that wasn't all. It seemed like every layer of demolition revealed something new. When the subfloor was torn out Tom realized that the kitchen addition had actually been built on a patio slab with no footers. Not only that, but the slab was nearly completely eroded underneath. The load bearing header was also framed completely incorrectly. These newfound issues meant the kitchen literally could have fallen off the house at any time.
We like houses that don't fall apart! So we dialed up our team of experts to fix the foundational problems and the header problem then got to work on fixing everything else up as good as new. And look how it turned out! So pretty! As the homeowner said, "It's not trendy, but it's us and we love it!" I think it's beautiful and we certainly couldn't have asked for better clients to work with.
The moral of this story: remodeling project buyer beware! Please make sure to vet your contractor. The original addition in this home was done by a contractor who either had no idea what he was doing or didn't care.
We don't know what happened exactly because the original work was done by the previous homeowner. But we do know that it's all fixed up and we hope Ken & Lynn love spending time in their new kitchen for years to come!
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