before and after sitting room remodel gilford nh
after sitting room remodel hardwood floors and open concept kitchen

Project Description

Client:   Abbott Family
Location:   Center Harbor, NH 03226
Year Completed:   2016
Subcontractors:   Lauren Milligan Design; Mike Harvey Electrical; Robert Buckland Painting

On this project, we opened up the living area by removing two interior partitions, built a new custom staircase, and installed french oak flooring.

The Success Story

This home had a small sitting area off the kitchen. The customer was interested in opening the space up to enlarge the living room. We removed the two partitions that sectioned off the sitting area between the living room and kitchen. We then removed all the old carpet and vinyl flooring. We installed a ½” plywood underlayment so that we could glue and staple the ½” thick french oak engineered flooring. By installing the underlayment and gluing the floor down we created a firm, solid flooring assembly. The flooring had a beautiful rustic look with an oil finish.

The stairway in the entry had boxed steps with a dated railing that did not compliment the new flooring. We rebuilt the stairs and installed prefinished handscraped oak treads to match the flooring. We also installed new oak newel posts and handrails with iron balusters to complete the staircase. Continuing the rustic oak look into the dining room we boxed the existing pine beams in the ceiling with white oak and finished the wood to match the flooring and staircase. Recessed lighting was installed throughout the first floor. New baseboard, outlets, switches, light fixtures and a few coats of paint put the finishing touches on this project.