Remodeled House
Photo: Wendy K
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A Poetic Remodel: After

Who: Wendy K
Where: Isle of Palms, S.C.

The house was extremely dilapidated, housing mostly raccoons and rats in the attic and ceiling! We raised the roof and added dormers, giving us space for three bedrooms and two baths upstairs, and painted everything white. We recycled windows from a house on a neighboring island that was being torn down (which were the exact size as the original openings!) then moved the entire garage from that demo to serve as a guest house. Local ordinance dictated the two structures be attached via heated space, so the idea of the cabana was born! We installed glass garage doors, heated slate floors, a big fireplace, and a small pool. We retained many of the original floors, paneling, doors as well as an original built-in china cabinet.

Who did the work: I did all the work myself
Cost: More than $100,000

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