Montclair Family Room Addition

Though this early 20th century home served the Homeowners well in many ways, its cold, drafty family room was uncomfortable and located too far away from the small kitchen, preventing the Homeowners from using the kitchen while keeping an eye over their children. To rectify this problem and improve the overall function and value of the property, Wyanoke Builders, in collaboration with Sionas Architecture, designed and built an addition off the rear of the house, and blew out the old rear wall to create a larger, continuous space to house the gut renovated kitchen and new family room.

The family room addition included new Shaw carpeting with radiant floor heating, a TV viewing area with 5.1 dolby surround and a new rear stair connecting the family room to the basement and rear yard. At the base of the new stair, Wyanoke Builders designed and built a new mudroom area with painted built-ins and a durable porcelain tile floor to provide the family with a much needed staging area for their belongings.

Meanwhile, the kitchen was gutted to its studs, re-insulated and received all an new electrical and plumbing infrastructure. A vastly under-utilized rear stair was also demolished, which made room for a new powder room and pull-out pantry cabinet. The kitchen cabinetry, hand-built by Plain & Fancy, was topped off with a mix of soapstone from Dente Trading and solid walnut butcher block countertops by Grothouse Lumber. Other finishing touches included newly refinished and stained oak flooring, Electrolux and LG appliances, a chrome-plated brass bridge faucet by Riobel, door hardware by Restoration Hardware, an oversized subway tile backsplash and other floor tiles from Standard Tile and a Kohler enameled cast-iron farmhouse sink.

This project was completed in a total of 11 weeks, from excavation to final inspections.