Working With Narrow Houses
Many of the homes that we work on are on the narrower side, from 16' to 25' in width.
One of the challenges we often run into in these homes are tight stairs and restricted hallways. Stairs that are 26" to 36" (or less) in width are typical. A second floor hallway that services a bedroom or bathroom in the front of the house can be as narrow at 24" in some of the very tight homes. The main floor hallway can often feel tight and restricted. Finding ways to squeeze out every inch in these situations is always a challenge.
In one of our current projects on Bowood Avenue, the stair to the basement was so narrow that getting even a small size washer and dryer down to the new laundry room was a challenge. Fortunately we were able to increase the size of the opening.
First off, what’s the difference? In a tear down, the existing house on a lot is taken down completely.
Let’s look at the use of these 2 different materials
For 27 years, Glenn drove up to a two-storey red brick house onto a beige interlocking driveway in front of his blue garage door.