These photos show we are ready to install the sheetrock.

exterior bathroom wall insulation
interior bathroom wall insulation copy

In order to get to this stage we must first complete the framing, window install, all in-wall electrical, plumbing and duct work.

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The following photos show the beginning process of stuccoing the exterior of the existing home. Once we are done with the framing, window/ exterior door install and the roof has been dried-in we can start the exterior finish process. This project is using a one coat stucco system with a synthetic finish. Prior to adding the stucco we must first add a moisture barrier and then install a minimum of 1” insulation board. Once this is completed we add wire so the stucco will have something to hold onto.

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Here we talk about interior doors, “Open Cell Insulation”, and window installations in our continuing whole house remodel story:

The photo to the right shows the delivery of interior doors that will be installed prior to drywall.  The reason we install the doors/ jambs now is because the jambs are kerfed which allows the drywall corner beads to wrap into the jamb.  This will replace any door casing you typically see in older homes.

delivery of interior doors
Open Cell Insulation

The photo in the left column shows the “Open Cell Insulation” in the ceiling.  We use this product where when a framing design call for no roof ventilation.

The two photos below show are typical photos for window installations.  The white window wrap is installed prior to the window installation which provides a more water tight application.  The inside view shows the windows after installation which shows the window wrap materials wrapping the sill area and up the sides for a better seal.

window installations outside view
window installations inside view

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The photos on this page are showing different views of portions of the construction prior to putting up drywall.

This photo shows a space where we completed all the inwall and framing components and are ready for drywall placement.

view of completed inwall

The below two photos show the exterior and interior of a bathroom wall wrapped with sound insulation.  This will help prevent any sounds from the bathroom to enter the bedroom.

exterior bathroom wall insulation
interior bathroom wall insulation copy
bedroom prior to drywall placement

Another picture of a bedroom with new and existing insulation prior to drywall.

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This photo shows how we took advantage of the views by raising the existing header in the large window wall so the header does not interfere with the views.  We also added a new structural support post to replace the inefficient existing post which removed the bow in the wall from the roof load above.

 

 took advantage of the views
to eliminate the support post

In this photo shows where we wrapped the existing horizontal glu-lam beam with steel plates on both sides to eliminate the support post in the middle of the room then we wrapped it with wood so we could cover the steel and bolts with drywall.

 

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To continuing on our home builder story of the whole house remodel project.

The following pictures of the ceiling were for the clients reference since they do not live close by.

Originally we were to save the wood ceiling however to get all the electrical in as requested we had to open the ceiling. Then we tried to patch so it wasn’t noticeable.  I didn’t like the appearance since the wood had faded badly over the years.  So I communicate this with the client and he asked for a price to drywall the entire lid.  The pictures were to show the extent of the drywall work involved to justify the cost.

 

 

The picture of the stairs in the right hand column was to show the client the new orientation and how it worked with the entrances to the room at the lower level.

 

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To continuing on our home builder story of the whole house remodel project.

The following 3 pictures show what typically happens after 30 yrs. of the AZ heat.  While working on the remodel we had a torrential down pour of rain which caused the roof to leak.  Prior to this happening we did see some minor water stains on the underside ceiling but couldn’t determine if this was a leak from the past and corrected or a new leak.  Upon inspection of the water issue it was determined that the black underlayment of roofing paper under the roof tile was totally rotten and the roof flashing around the chimney needed attention as well.  The solution was to replace all underlayment with new synthetic underlayment which can withstand the AZ heat.

A Sedona home builder working on a home remodel on a 30 year old house will find things like weathered roof leaks that need to be fixed.  These issues have to be analyzed and worked on as they are exposed.  We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

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To continuing on our home builder story of the whole house remodel project.

The following 3 pictures show what typically happens when you move walls and toilets.  Here we had to double-up the existing joist and head-off another so we could install the toilet drain for the master bathroom.

Most any home builder will tell you to expect construction adjustments which will be exposed during the project. This toilet drain adjustment is a typical example.  We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

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To continuing on our story of the whole house remodel project.

The following 3 pictures show a major defect in the structural integrity of the home.  Once we finished the demo and started to examine the big window wall in the family room we notice an issue that needed attention immediately.  The main house has huge glue Lam beams spanning the entire length from front to rear which holds-up the roof structure.  These huge beams we being supported by 2- 2×4 framing members which were bowing and causing the roof to sag and the main wall to bow.  Not to mention that the roof was about to collapse.  If you look at the exterior roof picture you will see a sag in the roof.  The other 2 pictures show the wall bowing and settling.  The remedy was to install engineered structural post under each beam and support from the foundation below.

 

In remodel construction projects there is a good probability unexpected repairs and fixes will be exposed from issues with the original construction. We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

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To continuing on our story of the whole house remodel project.

The 1st stage in preparing for this whole house remodel was to deconstruct the portions of the project that will not be used i.e. framed walls, drywall, electrical, HVAC, windows, etc. and remove from the site.  We also will re-purpose some existing components if salvageable to keep from going in the landfill IE. doors, windows, plumbing fixtures by donating to Habitat for Humanity or simply put back into the project.

The photos shown in the below set are from the 2nd phase to rebuild according to the new plan/design.  So you’ll see new walls being framed and structural components being installed and the start of forward thinking to incorporate the new design elements.  At this phase we see a lot of collaboration with the architect/designer due to unforeseen situations that occur once the walls are open.  Typically we see structural and/or plumbing, electrical or HVAC components that may need to be relocated.  It can be something as simple as moving a wall or window a few inches.  Nonetheless the goal is to come-up with an economical solution.

 

We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

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