This circa 1960’s home in Essex had a dated and sagging three season porch off of a small kitchen and our client was ready for some upgrades. They were interested in making the porch space more inviting and functional while expanding and updating their kitchen. We began by resecuring the frame of the second story three season porch to ensure a level, and safe, structure before rebuilding and insulating the room.
We then installed new windows, new siding, a new staircase leading to the backyard, and new skirting around the existing storage area underneath the porch. Rather than plastering, the client selected a V match wall covering and boxed in the existing beams to fit the New England coastal design of their interiors. A new ceiling fan will help airflow in the summer months. Marvin Double French Wood doors now lead into the expanded kitchen where we removed one wall and extended an existing doorway from their living room. We replaced all cabinets and installed a large island; both were from our partners at Grand Banks Building Products in the Shiloh line with painted Hanover doors in Polar and Hale Navy on the island. All new appliances and Quartz countertops were installed plus new hardwood floors were added to match the rest of the first floor. Two floating upper shelves and an Arabesque tile backsplash add visual interest and complete this coastal inspired kitchen renovation.