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CLIENT NAME:  The MC Family
PROJECT LOCATION:  Mount Kisco, NY
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A complete rebuild, with extensive mechanicals replacement:  A new, high efficiency, condensing, modulating Munchkin LP
(liquid propane) boiler was not only installed in lieu of an oil boiler, but completely relocated from basically one end of the basement to the other, where other utilities already were, next to the sewer ejector. A new domestic water storage tank, along with hydronic radiant floor heat system for the lower level was also part of the scope of work. Several electric cables were also replaced and/or relocated.  The AC condenser was also slightly relocated.  Insulation was installed in the ceiling for sound deadening purposes.  The patio grill was directly hooked up to the new LP  underground 1000 gallon tank (no more filling up little canisters tank that always seems to run out of gas in the middle of a BBQ!)

The entire concrete floor slab was jack hammered and discarded.  To increase head room, we dug up several dozens of cubic yard of dirt.  Temporary support was erected, so that all three existing steel columns (posts), had to be replaced with longer ones, along with new, lower post footings.  New, more elaborate oak treads stairs along with a landing and access on both sides completed the work.  The entire floor was finished with an 18" ceramic tile.

The laundry room was relocated next to the boiler, and a new half bathroom occupied the space where the laundry area used to be.  A future wet bar adjacent to the bathroom was roughed-in.  A previously sealed-off crawl space was made accessible by sawing an opening into the concrete foundation wall and turn the wasted space into a valuable cold storage room.

The scope of work also called for replacing the narrow door with 10' of glass, meaning 6' French doors sandwiched between fixed, stationary glass panels. In addition, two large windows were added. Not only all that glass brought "the outside inside", but it made everything of course much brighter and the backyard so much more inviting...  And the view....

In fact, the view would not be half of what it is now without the extensive work done to the backyard;  Several additional tons of dirt were hauled away to accommodate a 430 SF stone patio, retaining walls and steps.  Drainage was provided using simple means: gravity.  The final touch included a walkway and landscaping.

PROJECT DESIGNER and/or ARCHITECT:  Sylvain Côté, Peter Bowden
PROJECT MANAGER: 
Sylvain Côté
AGE OF STRUCTURE:  1950's
STYLE OF HOUSE:  Colonial
SQUARE FOOTAGE OF JOB:  1430, incl. patio
STARTING DATE:  July 2005
COMPLETION DATE:  November 2005
CLIENT COMMENTS:  "We finally got there in the end.  We are extremely happy with the final product.  Friends and neighbors have all given the design and work very high regards.  We are hesitant to call it a basement any longer because that will not do it the justice it deserves.  In addition to enjoying the new space and patio we save energy every month with our new LP Munchkin boiler."  If any friends or neighbors are looking to remodel we will be sure to tell them to give absoluteremodeling.com a look.  Your website speaks for itself."

- The MC Family, 06.06.06

AVERAGE PRICE RANGE ON SIMILAR PROJECTS*:  $100,000 - $110,000.
*Price based on similar existing conditions, building supplies, square footage and other various factors and therefore subject to change.

 

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