Tag Archive: Traverse City Renovation

70 SIP home

December 5, 2013 11:12 am

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This home was built utilizing structural insulated panels (SIPs) for the walkout basement and first floor walls with the roof system constructed out of engineered storage trusses. SIP homes require whole house ventilation and this one was no different, incorporating the air exchange unit... View Project

alcove with oak wet bar

December 4, 2013 4:59 pm

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This opportunity was realized when the current owners of this home first purchased it and wanted to personalize it when they moved in. The alcove area under the stairway was there and it’s original intended use is unknown, but the owners wanted a wet... View Project

SIP porch roof panel with copper fascia

December 4, 2013 4:44 pm

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Structural insulated panels (SIPs) have a long history of energy efficiency and the reduction of air infiltration. And SIPs also have a proven track record of strength and resilience in the face of hurricane winds, tornados, and earthquakes. The industry laboratory tests and exposure... View Project

after stone shower 1920's cabin

December 4, 2013 4:39 pm

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This out of date and unappealing bathroom was in an up north cabin and worked for years on the odd weekend and summer stays, but was definitely in need of an upgrade if the use increased. The room was gutted, re-plumbed, and rewired, and... View Project

Long Lake residence after

December 4, 2013 4:31 pm

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This home was built over 40 years ago and had a series of flat roofs that each changed elevations. It was architecturally designed and visually appealing but at the time it was built, flat roofs in northern Michigan were problems when it came to... View Project

field stone to marble conversion

December 4, 2013 3:57 pm

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This client moved into their new home and as part of making it their own, wanted to change the fieldstone fireplace into something more suitable to the existing interior décor and new furnishings. White marble was chosen and the vertical bead board paneling was... View Project