Exteriors

MAJOR AND MINOR IMPROVEMENTS

Exterior changes on your property can be as dramatic as what was done on this BenchMark renovation. The original home was a custom home we had built about 10 years earlier. In the meantime, the family’s tastes had changed, but they still loved their location. They were looking for more space to entertain and they wanted an outdoor grilling and entertaining area. They had photos of homes that captured the look they wanted, and they asked us to design a remodel for them that reflected their new desires and tastes.

Previous exterior of custom BenchMark-built home

BEFORE – Previous exterior of custom BenchMark home

 

After - New exterior of renovated home with stone and extended porch

AFTER – New exterior of renovated home with stone and extended porch

The renovation completely re-faced the home with a stylish craftsman-style look, including stone and new covered porch entry. We added a first floor family room, new second story space, and a portico in the rear with a built-in outdoor kitchen. We implemented the changes while they lived at home, in spite of it being a huge remodel. We put in all necessary barriers and breaks to minimize dust and floor protection, and cut through the existing foundation, adding a full-height basement under the addition so it feels like a part of the original construction. The family loved color and had ties to a paint company, so they used the interior to showcase dramatic paint treatments.

BEFORE - Garage View

BEFORE - Garage View

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Front entry detail with craftsman-style columns and wood door.

Front entry detail with craftsman-style columns and wood door.

Outdoor Living Area, portico with ceiling fan and columns

Outdoor Living Area, portico with ceiling fan and columns

Outdoor grilling area with stone base

Outdoor grilling area with stone base

AFTER New Entry Hall

AFTER New Entry Hall

AFTER Family room with stone fireplace and crown molding

AFTER -Family room with stone fireplace and crown molding

AFTER Interior view with built-in storage

AFTER Interior view with built-in storage

For more real-life examples of renovation and additions, visit our Interiors page and our Case Histories page. →

Garages, Landscaping, Outdoor Kitchens and Special Projects

Exterior renovation can also include additions, new freestanding structures like garages and storage, outdoor living and cooking areas, landscaping challenges or special projects. We really understand how to develop land, and you can count on us to make the most of your home-site. Recent unique exterior challenges we have solved have included a custom-built bridge, a custom chicken-coop which looks integrated with all the other structures on a property, and a professional-grade horse-riding ring.

Thoughful exterior changes increase the value and curb-appeal of your property, and make it a joy to come home to. Let us help you implement your dreams with a BenchMark exterior renovation or addition.

BenchMark Exterior Renovation: custom 4-car garage addition

Custom 4-car garage addition

Red and white frame storage garage addition

Red and white frame storage garage addition

Garage addition

Garage addition

Custom chicken-coop

Custom chicken-coop

Professional Riding Ring under construction

Professional Riding Ring under construction

Yellow Frame Garage Addition

Yellow Frame Garage Addition

Undulating walk and patio with planter beds

Undulating walk and patio with planter beds

Brick stairway

Brick stairway

Curved retaining walls and planter beds.

Curved retaining walls and planter beds.