Here are some updates on the addition we are building in Beltsville. We have taken pictures throughout the project to give you a step by step walkthrough of the process of replacing this screen porch with a two story addition.
Here you can see as construction begins, the old screen porch beginning to come down, and the first wall of the addition being raised.
With the screen room removed, you can see where the two story addition will sit. The wall with the half-round window will be completely removed, to allow full access into the new room on the first floor, while on the second story, the triple window will be made into a doorway to allow access from the master bedroom. Now the addition is framed, without making any openings in the existing house:
Here is a shot from inside the framed addition of the wall to come down:
Here is the same wall from inside the existing house. The addition is now insulated, with all the electric, plumbing, and fire sprinklers installed, so we are ready to begin tearing out the wall to allow access to the addition.
The first step is to build a temporary plastic wall so any dust and debris we create during demolition remains in the new addition, and out of the house, here is a look at the completed wall:
Here is a shot of the wall coming down, from inside the addition. The temporary wall studs also act as temporary support for the second floor and roof above; as we remove the load bearing wall that previously supported them.
Here is a look at the wall after it is removed, and an engineered lumber beam has been set in its place to carry the loads of the house. There is now an 18’ wide opening connecting the addition to the house, to allow for a prefect and usable merger of old and new spaces.
Now a little drywall, trim and paint, and we have the finished product:
Here is another shot of the opening from inside the existing house:
And a view of the new addition space alone:
Finally, here is a shot of the exterior complete:
Keep checking back in for more updates on different projects, and remember if you’re looking for a deck builder, screen porch builder, or if your thinking of adding an addition to your home, call McWhorter Outdoor Living today to set up your free in home design consultation today.