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Case Study: Raising the Roof

Before - guest room

Before – guest room

Before - Guest room

Before – Guest room

Before - alcove

Before – alcove

Guest room - before

Before – bathroom

Before- bathroom

Before- bathroom

My client had a very lovely guest room and bathroom that had high ceilings. But the side walls were so low that you couldn’t get any real views out them. She wanted to cut dormers into the roof to bring in more light, and to widen the room by making it possible to stand next to the wall without hitting your head on the ceiling. She had a great contractor who has done a lot of work at her house and was familiar with the style. And she had seen a nice set of dormer windows on a nearby house that we used for a starting point.

Main Room - In progress

Main Room – In progress

New single dormer in the bathroom from the inside

New single dormer in the bathroom from the inside

New alcove dormer in progress

New alcove dormer in progress

We cut into the roof and wall, and reframed it for the new windows.

After - the bathroom dormer

After – the bathroom dormer

After- alcove

After- alcove

New dormer on entrance side

New dormer on entrance side

After - Guest room

After – Guest room

After - guest room

After – guest room

After - guest room dormers from outside

After – guest room dormers from outside

The change in the light and feel of the space is immense. It’s a much more inviting and enjoyable room now.

3 Comments»

  zowtiak wrote @

Nice. What was the cost on that?

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  zowtiak wrote @

Do you have any pics of the bathroom ?

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  yourpersonalarchitect wrote @

I don’t have a cost – the client used a contractor she has worked with for a long time. I don’t have any pictures of the bathroom in it’s final state – just with the new dormer.

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