First Friday Feature: A Home Addition

A home addition is NOT a normal project for us, so this Friday feature is a little out of the norm. However, when your client has redone almost their entire home with you, you tend to make exceptions to the rule. So today, we are sharing a very special garage addition of theirs! This space not only hosted more space for more cars but the remodel included a gorgeous mudroom and powder bath. The addition of these spaces was really needed for this entertaining and kid-filled family.

Powder Bath

Without another major bathroom on the main floor for guests, the powder was necessary. This home addition would help service the back of the house. The vanity was custom designed, including the one-of-a-kind legs we created with the help of Art for Everyday. We then sent these to Elmwood to build and finish. The cabinetry is from Elmwood with a Fenwick door style, alder wood, and a finish of Gunstock Fudge stain The sink and faucet are both from Sign of the Crab. The 42″ cast iron sink is called “The Whitney”, and the chrome faucet is wall mounted with a swivel spout and lever handles. The wall tile is all from Ann Sacks in the Savoy collection using a combination of Lotus and Lantern colors. The flooring is from Antique Floors in a Golden Sand Cleft quartzite. 


We went lighter in the mudroom with Elmwood full access frameless construction, in a Fenwick door style, with a finish of Dove White paint. The bench matches the powder room made of alder wood and a finish of Gunstock Fudge stain. The flooring is from Antique Floors in a Golden Sand Cleft quartzite. The hardware really helps to tie the mudroom together. The clothing hooks are from Restoration Hardware called “Bistro” in an oil-rubbed bronze finish. 

Additional Details

The fridge in the home addition is paneled in the same Elmwood (Fenwick door style, painted dove white) cabinetry matching the rest of the mudroom area. The fridge is a panel ready Dacor 24″ refrigerator column right hinge (DRR24980RAP). The sliding barn door was incorporated with Richelieu The Zentitude single-roller hardware set in brushed oil-rubbed bronze. In this doorway, we blended the new floor with the existing floor – you can’t even tell!


As the second laundry space in the home is upstairs, this set was perfect for any items that come inside and don’t need to be dripping across the floors. Stairs from the exterior created a funky space and a necessary load wall so we created a cubby space for the washer to fit perfectly under the stairwell, and we were able to put additional cabinet storage above the dryer. These cubbies blend in with the wall treatments and create a perfect spot to do some laundry!

Exterior Work

Being that this is a home addition, matching the brick with the existing was important. Always a little tricky, but by looking at it, you can’t even tell! New windows, garage doors, and roofing were all required. On top of the exterior work that had to be done, we also created a special dog washing area on the private side of the home. Perfect for the furry family members to clean up before going into the new mudroom. Check out this fun “in action” shot of Erica (our Revive designer) cleaning up her fur-child Storm as a test run. Puppy approved!

In light of this remodel, check out more spaces we remodeled in this home: the kitchen, master bath, laundry room, library, and 3rd floor.