This storey & a half home in the university area was plain and unremarkable. The flat front and vinyl siding were functional but not very appealing. The back yard was bare and open; there was no deck and not much for landscaping. The electrical and telephone connections to the house were a bit of an eyesore.
These problems were mostly cosmetic; one of the bigger problems with this home was the ice damming that occurs in our cold Alberta winters which is often problematic with this style of construction. To rectify the problem, a ‘buildover’ roof line was constructed to add airspace and allow for more effective insulation.
New Hardy siding, a new front entry and deck, interesting roof lines, some new windows and a brand new back deck that leads to the living area makes for a much more attractive exterior. Earth tone finishes like the wood railing and stone accents make this home fit beautifully into the vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood.
A fun and interesting feature we built for our customer was the privacy screen that separates the yard from the neighbour’s. It’s an artistic, one-of-a-kind focal point that creates a cozy space for lounging and hanging out.
By re-routing electrical wires and cabling through the garage and underground, the result is a very pretty back yard that’s a pleasure to spend time in with friends and family.