The Twin Cities are filled with story-and-a-half homes that are perfect for a certain kind of addition, called a shed dormer. Learn more about this popular remodeling project.
Modern Addition, Traditional Minneapolis Home
A remodel is underway. Take a look inside.
Follow along as we build a contemporary 2-story Addition on their traditional American Foursquare style home.
Floors & Tile
Hardwood Floors: Something Old, Something New
This home features beautiful existing hardwood floors throughout. However, removing the Dining Room hutch revealed the wood flooring didn’t extend beneath the built-in. The area under the removed hutch needed new wood feathered into the old to complete the floor. A perpendicular section of wood flooring creates a transition between the existing Dining Room hardwood floor and the new tiled Sunroom floor. In the Master Bedroom, new hardwood is seamlessly feathered into the existing floor to extend it into the Addition. All the hardwood floors were sanded and finished.
Using Tile To Create A Modern Space
The modern Sunroom design features 24″ x 24″ dark grey concrete-look tile on the floor. The uniformly colored large format floor tiles require fewer grout joints, which makes the room feel larger than 125 square feet. To enhance this effect we used a dark grout that is similar to the color of the tile. The resulting floor mimics poured stained concrete. A light grey rectangular tile is applied to the fireplace surround creating a focal point in the room. The tile is not purely for aesthetics. It’s a fire-resistant safety measure that protects the area from flames and stray sparks.
Fire up the new fireplace! The Sunroom is getting close to the finish line.