A New Skylight & Kitchen in Medfield
Well-executed renovations can transform a home but come at a cost of time and money. Most homeowners carefully plan out their list of desired changes before committing as a result. That’s why it’s not surprising that many homeowners opt to complete a number of renovation objectives at the same time. The project featured in today’s Construction Showcase entry is a perfect example of one such multi-purpose renovation.
In 2014, the homeowners approached Sunspace with the goal of enlarging their kitchen in order to create an open concept room with abundant natural lighting. We’re a versatile design-build firm capable of providing top notch general construction services in addition to our glass structure specialties. Involving elements of traditional kitchen renovation, conservatory construction, and glass roof design, this beautiful project required the full spectrum of our experience.
We coordinated this project from the design phase through to completion. A large, double hip skylight located centrally in the new space unified the project’s scope, serving as an elegant centerpiece to the design. The impressively large glass roof opening required the addition of a concealed steel frame capable of supporting the long glass spans used in the skylight’s construction. The skylight frame was developed off-site and lifted by crane into place, saving the client time and money. Any step that improves a project’s efficiency, safety, and resulting quality is one we’re happy to take.
Additional features include the addition of brand new hardwood flooring and new cabinetry for the kitchen. Expansive windows and patio doors provide additional opportunities for light to flood the space. Between the windows, the doors, and the elegant skylight, the room is well-lit throughout the day, making it a perfect space for kitchen work, entertainment, and more. Let’s take a closer look at the process that led to this residential gem in the heart of Medfield, Massachusetts.
A view to the rear of the home taken prior to the project’s start.
By the end of this photo set, you’ll be astounded by the difference Sunspace makes!
One of the earliest steps involves the beginning of a new floor frame.
This frame will be established before the interior wall is removed.
The floor frame is now ready for the next step.
Our field team has added supports in preparation for wall removal.
Over twenty feet of house wall will be removed!
A brand new exterior wall frame begins construction.
This will significantly expand the home’s footprint.
The wall framing and large structural beams are in place.
The window and door openings have been established in the newly framed walls.
As work continues, key elements of the design begin to take shape.
The first beam is set to support the glass roof elements.
A frame has been positioned in order to accept the new orangery-style glass roof.
Work on the custom mahogany frame progresses off-site.
Lots of magic takes place in our wood shop.
The roof system has been delivered to the work site.
A crane prepares to lift the roof system into position.
The lift begins!
The roof system has been positioned in place.
It’s now ready for the glass and flashing to be installed.
On ground level, the doors and windows that will line the new space are being installed.
At this point in the process, the new addition and the existing kitchen are merged.
The homeowners now have a single, unified space.
We’re ready to begin work on the exterior trims and siding.
The exterior is now ready for paint.
Our crew is beginning to install the new kitchen cabinets.
The transformation will soon be complete.
A view into the new orangery-style space.
The skylight design is absolutely stunning.
A view of the finished space taken from within the kitchen.
You can’t beat this quality of light.
Another view of the completed space.
The open concept blends a perfect entertainment area with an efficient working space.
A great view of the renovated kitchen space.
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A brightly lit view of the renovated room.
Note the hardwood floors and skylight centerpiece.
Attention has also been paid to the exterior, which now blends seamlessly with the home.
The refined patio area is perfect for relaxation and entertainment.