The ocean side of the renovation we have been working on has changed considerably from the sleepy little bungalow that it once was. The owners of this cottage were wanting more living space but did not wish to build on an entire second story or expand the main floor in too many ways because of loving the outdoors spaces as they are.

Together we developed a plan that fit their needs without tampering with the footprint very much and didn’t overpower the bungalow look.

The shot above shows the deck removed and the beginning of forming up for the extension of the living room and the following shot’s are showing a closer up version of the same foundation and depth of the extension.

The construction of the second floor took precedence over the extension, trying to have it sealed from the elements as soon as was possible. Once the roof was on, the windows were installed and the siding had begun, the actual bumping out of the living room began….

While the height of the extension’s roof  is higher than we all would have preferred, it was necessary because of the size of the beam that was required for the span.

The new Vinlytek tilt and turn french doors and windows from Complete Window Services are far superior to the combination of  wood french doors, vinyl sliders and single paned wood windows that were originally used  ~ providing a much better insulating factor.

Looking much more complete now with the cedar shingles installed, and with the decking and deck skirting all in place. The temporary downspouts will soon be replaced and other than staining the shingles and the deck skirting, this side is complete.

The interior work is well underway and I will have some of the interior pre-reno and ongoing progress photos for you next week.