Anthony bought a nice home overlooking a lake in Richmond. The only problem was it needed some serious updating. He got a loan through Benchmark Mortgage in Lexington and they recommended us as the contractor. With his FHA 203b loan Anthony and CMA created this beautiful new home!
Jeff loves living on the Kentucky RIver but hated getting wet every time the river flooded. What was the solution? Raise his house two foot above the Army Corps Of Engineers 100 year flood elevation.
Interested in some construction specifics? The decking was treated 5/4 screwed into the joists. The joists are treated 2by8s, the beams 2by10 treated. The beams are bolted to the 6by6 vertical posts with carriage bolts. The 6by6 treated posts are anchored into the ground in bag mix. From an engineering standpoint, this is the best method to anchor your posts in the ground.(far better that incasing them in concrete) All fasteners are galvanized and all joists secured with joist hangers. The spindles are treated 2by2′s and no section of the rail or ramp will have an opening more that 4 inches which is Kentucky Building Code. The ramp has no less than a 48 inch clearance between inside rails.
Please take a look at the pictures below to see check out this unique project.
Mike McCann came our our UBuildIt Home Building Seminar and decided to have us build an addition on their beautiful home is at 3557 Gloucester Drive in Westmoreland Estates off Versalles Road in Lexington.
Westmoreland is an older upscale developed subdivision in a great location where residents are comfortable upgrading their homes because the property values support the renovations and it is hard to find comparable properties around Lexington.
I hope you enjoy seeing Mikes new addition. Please read on… as we both have put in alot of hard work and want to show it off to you!
Addition and renovation of an existing one story ranch home in Scott County.
1,250 Square Foot Renovation
Construction Time: 3 months
Project Costs: 42,500
This renovation project included the addition of a new front entrance porch and roof system to accent the existing structure. The interior renovation included removal and reconfiguration of the interior walls for the master bath, living and dining areas, inclusion of a new walk-in kitchen pantry area and new attic access. The exterior porch addition features Genstone, a new faux (styrofoam) stone veneer material.
This renovation and addition is located in a historic district off of South Main Street in downtown Lexington.
This addition/renovation was completed on a beautiful 118 year old historic home. It features a 413 square foot master bedroom suite addition adjoining a 204 sq ft screened sunroom.
Addition/Remodel Cost: $85,000
Finished Sq. Ft: 617 sq ft
Total Cost Per Sq Ft: $138
“Lowest bid obtained before going with UBuildIt was $143,561!”
–Dr. Wes and Judge Jennifer Coffman
Dr. Paul and Leann Turley’s family is growing. They wanted to finish out their basement into a new multi-purpose room. Paul likes to play in a band so a small sound stage would be nice, a theatre system with surround sound was a must, a wet bar, an additional bathroom, more shelving and storage space, a new salt water aquarium, a decorative waterfall and a nice place for the kids to play were all requirements for our designers.
The Turley’s solicited proposals from three local general contractors and Construction Mangement Associates was selected. This selection was based on the best proposal. Paul said we were not the cheapest… but that he felt our proposed package was the most professional and was the best fit for his needs.
This 1,450 square foot basement renovation features a decorative waterfall at the bottom of the stairs, accenting your entry into this newly renovated space. We created a storage room behind the waterfall and another around the corner with additional shelving for storage in both.
The main room showcases a brick walled stage with dark hardwood on the floor. The stage does double duty as a focal point for a big screen theatre room system. Behind the theatre room is a counter with stools for lounging, chatting or watching the big screen. Behind the counter is a full wetbar with sink, wine rack and storage cabinets. To the rear of the wetbar is a half bath.
A new salt water acquarium opens into the bar area on one side and the great room/play area for the kids on the other.The coral is being shipped from the Pacific Ocean and the fish will be introduced when the aquarium environment is just right. A bit of a wait but this accent will be top notch!
Take a look below to see some pictures of this wonderful basement renovation by CMA!
Mark and Jackie Klee wanted to remove an old brick patio and replace it with a new screened in porch, as well as repair multiple problems with their basement foundation. After submitting the successful proposal… CMA began the new design and construction!
This project consisted of the removal of 700 sq ft of an existing brick porch. Once we removed the porch, we excavated against the foundation wall, tied steel and poured a concrete wall to repair the existing basement walls. We then poured a colored stamped concrete floor and built a new screened in room. We reworked the home roof drainage, replaced sidewalks and sealed brick. The exterior basement entrance had failing block retaining walls that we removed and replaced with new reinforced concrete walls covered with a colored dryvit finish.
Screened Porch – 776 Sq Ft
Replace Bsmt Retaining Walls
Repair Foundation Walls
Remove/Replace Existing Porch
Seal Exterior Brick Walls
Project Cost: $52K
“We were impressed with your detailed building proposal and appreciated your extensive concrete experience shown during our project.”
“Thanks for a job well done!”
Bill and Connie are both semi-retired and may times spend a few of the cold months in Florida. They looked at a number of new properties in the Frankfort area but they really loved their existing home in this upscale established neighborhood. The home was now a bit dated in that it was relatively small, and had the old carport style, with out an enclosed garage or much storage space.
Like all of us in our middle ages, they have accumulated lots of “stuff” that they just did not have any place for. They knew they did not want to move into a new home and probably wanted an “extreme makeover” on their existing home… but really did not know where to start. In comes CMA!
We toured the Smiths existing home located on Fairway Drive in the Bon Aire Subdivision in Frankfort and came up with possible solutions for their wants and needs. Change that old dated look from the street to add “curb appeal”! Build a full 2-1/2 car garage for those cold mornings and for additional storage. Bill is very athletic and an avid runner so he needed an exercise room for all his “stuff”. Connie is very craft oriented and needed her own place to work on her projects. What about those guests that often pop-in? They added a nice bedroom and bath suite away from the master bedroom for added privacy. We took that laundry room out of the kitchen and added a dedicated laundry room. Lots of great changes!
This was an interesting project that included demolition of an existing one story carport and the addition of a 2-story 1,800 square foot addition.
The amenities include a new 2 1/2 car garage, exercise room, laundry room and renovation of the half bath. The second floor features a large craft room, mother in law bedroom suite, full bath, old screened in porch and roof were removed and a new porch added. Much of the existing living area was painted and the baths were upgraded with new fixtures and faucets.
Addition/Remodel Cost: $126,000
Total Sq Footage: 1,820
Total Cost Per Sq Ft: $70
“We are really excited about all our new found space! Thanks Wayne for all your help!”
–Bill and Connie Smith
Rob and Meryl Shapiro are both teaching doctors at the University of Kentucky. They were interested in having their basement finished out so that they could have a nice space for the family to relax. They were not happy with the original builder of their home and wanted to find someone different to help them design and build out this space.
In came CMA. They offered the Shapiro’s both control, competitive pricing and a track history of 40 million dollars in successful projects in the Lexington area. References were provided by CMA and called by the Shapiro’s during their due diligence process in making their contractor selection.
Rob and Meryl were actively involved in the project. They had some antique doors, cabinets, a fireplace mantel and a very old antique billiard table that they wanted to incorporate into the project.
Our designer worked in the “wants and needs” of the Shapiro’s, cognizant of the required budget constraints. The new space consists of an exercise room, office, full bath and great room for the billiard table. The fireplace in this room had a brick facia and hearth added as well as the antique fireplace mantel.
Out side of the exterior basement entrance, a large stamped colored concrete patio and concrete stairs around the house to the garage were constructed. The patio was accented with a large brick open barbeque for nice summer night get-togethers.