ProjectsOur Past Work
Every single project that we have completed has been a unique and enjoyable experience! In a renovation, there are always different challenges and this is what keeps it exciting for us. Homeowners tell us that the ease of using the space afterwards is what makes it worth the initial inconvenience for them. Having doors that open properly, floors that are level and spaces that are warm and efficient translate to being able to enjoy their days off with family!
The Century Home
This tiny, 570 square foot cottage in Quinte West had charm and a fantastic waterfront lot, but with only 1 tiny bedroom it felt a little claustrophobic. To take advantage of the incredible view of the Island and Lake Ontario, it was determined that adding a 2nd story was the best way to improve this structure.
It now boasts 2 comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open concept great room and charming sunroom/office to enjoy the peaceful lapping of the water. Behind the scenes included a new septic system, a complete gut of the existing cottage to add structure and all new services. It is like a brand new home, but still has the charm and character that makes it feel like a place to relax!
This Heritage building in had the misfortune of experiencing a fire in the building. We replaced all of the damaged materials and also took the opportunity to correct some deficiencies that most 1830’s home have tucked away! These older buildings always have some unique and trying surprises. This one was no exception! Removing all materials gave us the opportunity to add insulation in the walls where previously there wasn’t any, as well as remove some old wiring and plumbing that were well past their time.
This beautiful newer bungalow sustained water damage during the severe rainstorms in the Spring of 2017. The flood impacted much of the building materials in the finished basement. Fortunately, we were able to get it dried out, fixed up, and looking great for family gatherings on the Canada Day long weekend!
This historic Farmhouse needed some rejuvenation and updating after serving a local family in the Farming Industry for decades. My clients fell in love with the landscape and the charm of the home and its great bones. Looking forward to years of family getaways and rural experiences, their family wanted to make it their own reflecting their personalities, taste and lifestyle.
This newer Bungalow in a retirement community ticked all the boxes with the exception of a sunroom. Previously there had only being a small step at the rear of the property so we undertook to add a 14′ by 14′ addition with a nice L-shaped deck surrounding. Many of the Finish selections were chosen to match the existing home. This space is a four-season sunroom and will be enjoyed all year round. The large cabinets are a pull-down Murphy bed for guests when they stay to be able to have some privacy at the opposite end of the home.
Karman Contracting Inc.
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