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.
We’re framing up the bones for this new modern Minneapolis Addition!
The lumber delivery arrives, but before we begin framing another round of demo has to happen. The siding and trim are removed from the exterior back wall where the house will open to the Addition, and then the 1st-floor wall will be demoed. Before removing the exterior walls, we build insulated temporary walls that we’ll remove after installing the Addition walls and windows.
A mystery pipe appeared during the second round of demo. After some sleuthing, the plumber discovered the pipe was an unused gas line connected to a light fixture original to the home. The light fixture contained fittings for both gas and electricity. We cut and removed the unused pipe.
Mystery solved! The pipe was a no longer used gas line connected to a light fixture original to the home. This original fixture had fittings for both gas and electricity. We removed the unused gas line.