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Hillsborough Home Addition in the Historic District

Housing Solutions, Inc. was pleased to complete this Hillsborough addition with existing kitchen remodel, located in the town’s historic district. We assisted the homeowners with navigating the approval process required by the Hillsborough Historic Commission, whose role is to identify, protect and preserve the architecture of the district. Specifically, we provided information on the design and materials to be used, submitted the application, attended commission meeting to present the project and answered questions by the commission in November 2022. We know this process can be overwhelming to homeowners so we were happy to help out! The project included an addition, opening up and renovating the kitchen area, and building a 12 x 20 deck.

After we received approval from the commission, we immediately began by demoing the load-bearing walls in the kitchen. We added LVLs, which opened up the space between the kitchen and living room, and added an island to the kitchen area.  We removed a wood stove, as well as the bricks surrounding it, and stripped out the old wallpaper and paneling from the inside of the house.

The kitchen got a total makeover with new Waypoint cabinets, level 2 quartz countertops, a stainless steel sink, and garbage disposal. Electrical updates in the kitchen included can lights and pendant lights over the island, all with dimmers. There were additional extensive electrical upgrades throughout the home, such as new wiring, receptacles, and lights.

There were multiple plumbing, electrical, HVAC and flooring aspects to this job. The plumbing work included rough-in for the kitchen sink, the refrigerator water line, and relocating the water heater to the outside of the home. In the bathrooms we installed an undermount porcelain sink, and all new plumbing for the shower, vanity, and toilet. We also installed new bathroom fixtures. The renovation included installing waterproof laminate flooring throughout the majority of the house, all new baseboards, crown molding and quarter round. For HVAC upgrades, the homeowner chose a Goodman 14 Seer 2.5 ton gas pack with a duct system, and a programmable thermostat.

In the bedroom area of the home, we framed in a new 16 x 14 bedroom, two windows, a French door, and 3″ crown molding. We framed a 7 x 10 walk-in closet. We also framed in a 12 x 14 master bath with two windows, and a hallway leading to it from the bedroom, all with crown molding. In the master bath, we waterproofed and installed a Schluter shower system with a custom bench. The shower was built out with a glass enclosure and beautiful new tile.

On the exterior of the house, we replaced the old Masonite siding with new hardiplank and built a back deck, perfect for entertaining.

This renovation project was extensive, but the house is now completely updated and modern, yet keeping in with the regulations of the historic district. If you have a whole house renovation, addition, deck, or kitchen project that you would like to discuss, contact us today!