Significant progress is being made on the 1960 mid-century modern house. The house has been separated into two—the original brick facade building and the garage addition. They will be rejoined later by a new central entry with an integrated ramp for accessibility.
The primary addition above the foundation out back is currently being framed, and the rooms are starting to take shape, so Kevin O’Connor gives carpenter Tim Berky a hand with framing a sound-deadening wall that divides the bathroom and bedroom.
The new design plan includes an open kitchen and dining area, but a lally column carrying the load of the roof and ridge beam is in the way. Charlie and Tom Silva will remove the lally column and ridge beam and replace it with a larger engineered ridge beam to span the area. This is accomplished by craning in three individual engineered beams that will be sandwiched in place.
Homeowners Billy and Michelle are working with Jenn Nawada on the landscape design, so she’s brought in 3D landscape designer Mike Pray to help them visualize options for the front and backyard patio area.
Richard Trethewey meets with accessibility consultant Jackie Dobson to learn about designing an accessible bathroom for a project she recently completed.
Original Air Date: Oct 19, 2023, Season 45; Ep. 4 23:42