We began by demolishing 1/3 of the house. It included the kitchen, a bathroom, small family room as well as the garage which had an attic over the garage. Once demolished, we excavated for the new foundation/crawl space for the new construction. It totaled just under 3000 sqft. Once we had the foundation in, waterproofing and gravel were added around the perimeter, framing began. The new space included a much larger kitchen with 9' ceiling. The kitchen adjoined a family room with cathedral ceiling from the kitchen, a mudroom, laundry room, full bath with large shower stall.
The mudroom led into the new two car garage with a finished upstairs for extra sleeping quarters. Off the upstairs area are french doors to a deck overlooking the mountains in the Hollow of Dorset. The floors all have radiant heat. Heat pumps were installed for AC. These are highly efficient for both heat and AC. All the new construction was insulated with closed cell spray foam for the highest R rating.
The exterior walls were done in insulated plywood, all seams taped. Cedar breather was installed over that before the clapboard siding was installed. When all was done, the painters came in and worked their magic, it was time to plant the gardens.