mudroom with storage, farmhouse remodel with barn addition
Photo: John Gruen
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Ample Mudroom Storage

After replacing a couple that had rotted, Hinz and his crew erected the beams around a poured-concrete floor and filled in the blanks with structural insulated panels, which consist of a foam core sandwiched between layers of oriented strand board. They cut openings for doors and windows, and finished the exterior with furring strips (to prevent moisture buildup) beneath shiplap siding. Ceilings were lined with rough-sawn pine, which awaits a timeworn patina, and the old beams were capped with a new roof.

Shown: The new mudroom, near the laundry area in the existing rear addition, welcomes outerwear and garden boots with ample hanging space on beadboard walls and a hardworking limestone floor.
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