Farmhouse Remodel

Project Details

Location: Harrisonburg, VA

Services Performed: Complete farmhouse remodel including bathroom remodels, electrical, structural repairs, kitchen remodel, and new patio

Project Timeline: 5 Months (September 2016 – February 2017)

In September of 2016 we started working on the two story farmhouse remodel, which had sat vacant for a few years. We did a whole house remodel on the existing structure, including new plumbing, new electrical, new insulation, and new drywall. The existing interior doors and trims were preserved to keep the original finishes in the house the same.

We added a kitchen to the house, and off of that we installed a patio to create an outdoor living space. The project was designed by Lineage Architects, and they did an excellent job of making the space work great for our client’s needs.

The farmhouse was the home of our client’s parents, and he spent many years here growing up. He wanted to move into the home, but it needed a major overhaul first. Witnessing the transformation and seeing the home renewed and preserved for new generations was inspiring. We love to hear the story of our clients’ homes, and this farmhouse remodel had lots of history that the homeowner was able to share with us.

“Once we saw the water damage, we knew it was something we had to respond to quickly. I made the calls to notify the homeowner of what we found, and Manny figured out the costs of repairing the wall and foundation. After we got approval from the homeowner to move ahead, we started the wall repair process immediately. The repair process added 3-4 days to the farmhouse remodel, but we kept moving along to keep the delays to the job at a minimum.” – Mahlon Riehl

Facing and Tackling Remodeling Challenges

We love the challenges that remodels bring, especially in an old farmhouse. We faced a number of challenges on this one. We uncovered an old cistern and had to fill it in to allow the foundation wall to sit where it needed to. Also, as we opened up the back wall where the addition was going, we discovered massive amounts of structural damage due to a water leak that had been happening for many years. We ended up replacing some of the foundation, replacing the studs in the walls, and installing load beams as needed to make the back of the house sound again.

Though it creates a challenge when issues like this are found, that is one of the reasons we love to be in the remodeling industry! Every project is different. Being able to handle challenges smoothly and effectively is what sets apart a successful remodeling team.

It is always fun to see the transformation that happens with remodels. Seeing the home completed brings such fulfillment to the homeowner, especially when there are lots of memories involved with the home.

Things to Consider

When you are considering a house remodel or home addition, the process can seem daunting. Most remodels, especially if they are over one month, reach a pain point where you just want the builder to be done and out of your living space! This is when it becomes even more important to have a team you can trust and who are easy to work with. The end result of a whole house remodel is very rewarding, and if done correctly it will be enjoyed for years to come.

The Benefits Of Experience

With many remodels and renovation projects, bumps along the way are inevitable. Unexpected issues nearly always come up. Our team here at Integrity Custom Builders has decades of experience recognizing issues that could possibly cause a delay and set your project back. Enjoy working with local experts who know how to fix problems on-site, get the job done right the first time, and keep a fun and professional attitude throughout the project!