The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! I’ve got to say, we absolutely love the way this home turned out! We hope you enjoy our tour. You walk into an open floor plan with the living room to the left and the dining room to the right. That light though…it looks perfect in this space! We chose a hand painted glass subway tile for the kitchen backsplash to complement the light blue cabinets and granite countertops. I really couldn’t wait to see how the laundry room tile would turn out. I was completely ” floored ” when I saw it. Did you see what I did there? Seriously though, it’s so fun and I just love it! Let’s venture down the hallway. We’ve got two closets mirroring each other. They both have custom shelving. Then there is a full bathroom and two bedrooms with custom closet shelving as well. I love the light fixtures in these rooms too! Last but not least, we have the master bedroom with a five piece en-suite master bathroom and walk in closet with, you guessed it, custom shelving. We chose a gorgeous gray tile for the floor and the wall behind the tub. To accent, we chose a Tiffany mosaic tile. We also felt that a free standing tub would give this bathroom the spa like feel we were looking for. It looks so inviting, doesn’t it? Outside, we’ve got a new driveway and patio, along with a deck off of the master bedroom. We hope this house makes someone really happy! Weather you’re looking to build a new home or remodel your existing home, Averie Construction, LLC is ready to help and give you a free home estimate. Call us today at 605-890-9795
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Now for the fun part! It’s time to pick out paint colors, tile, floor coverings, light fixtures, cabinets, countertops, doors, trim, knobs…are you feeling overwhelmed yet? Not only is there a lot to think about, but the options are endless! We’ve had months of daydreaming trying to decide between the perfect blend of trendy yet timeless. I have always been obsessed with light fixtures. The one thing I knew I wanted for sure was the Hundi Metal Glass pendent from Pottery Barn for the dining room. Do you remember the Kohler commercial when the woman set a bathroom sink faucet on the table and said, “Design a house around this.” That’s how I feel about this light. I figure it must be pretty timeless because they’ve been selling it for years now. I also knew that I wanted a fun black and white tile for the laundry room. I absolutely love blue, gray and white paint colors, hard wood flooring and granite countertops. Here’s a glimpse of some our color choices. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out! If you would like help designing your dream home, call Averie Construction, LLC today at 605-890-9795. We look forward to working with you!
When it comes to protecting your home from the endless changing climates of South Dakota, the best form of defense is a well built exterior. Your roof, siding and windows all work in unison to safeguard your home. The last thing you want to fret about as a homeowner is moisture or water damage. Ain’t nobody got time for that! At Averie Construction, LLC we provide the expertise required to help you achieve the home of your dreams and the peace of mind to make sure those dreams stay protected! Call us today at 605-890-9795 for a free home consultation and estimate.
What’s the saying? All great beauty’s must endure some pain or is it, no pain no gain? However it goes, this was was definitely the awkward looking phase of our little project. It’s been a lot of work but we finally got the inside of the house all cleaned out and now it’s time to start giving our project some of the new features we’ve been dreaming about. We’re adding a new attached two car garage, new windows and a new roof. We’ve also taken out the front stoop in order to give our house a fresh new look! We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It won’t be long until this little dream house of ours becomes a reality!
South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. When we discovered a newspaper, that insulated the walls, date back to June 25, 1899 we were pretty excited! We tried to salvage as much as we could. We kept hoping to find something more valuable, but no such luck. However, we did find some fun facts! Did you know, that dotted veils viciously irritates the eyes. Choose a plain, honest veil to wear in blustery weather. Your eyes will thank you. To test eggs, drop them into a dish of water, and if the small end comes up to the top they are fresh. The Hero of Manila is apparently a book written by Rossiter Johnson in 1899. We’re hoping to eventually get some of these newspapers framed. It’s kinda cool to to see history preserved in this way! Once we get the old walls down, we’ll be ready to start framing. We’ve come up with a great floor plan that will give this house a master bedroom, with a walk in closet, and five piece master bathroom. It will also have two more bedrooms and another full bathroom. Finally, we are going to add an attached two car garage.
This was an exciting day! There are some renovations that a homeowner can take on themselves. There are some they should definitely consult a licensed General Contractor for. Demolition with the purpose of expanding or remodeling your living space is a great time to lean on the experience of a professional. You will sleep so much better knowing that your General Contractor will make certain to protect your renovation investment by ensuring there will be no major structural or foundation problems. You will also stay warm and dry in your new space for years to come because you can be confident that the siding, windows and roof have been installed correctly.
The trees have been removed and the clean up is officially done! Now it’s time for demo. Let me just say, this is no easy task! Demolition is hard work and you can multiply that by 100 when you’re trying to take down walls made of lath and plaster. Not only that, but the cellulose insulation in these historic homes is a crazy mess! DO NOT attempt a job like this without the proper gear. You will definitely need to make sure the area is well ventilated. You will also need a dust mask, eye protection, gloves and a deep tissue massage when it’s done. The tools we found most useful were tools that we already had on hand. We used a hand mallet along with a pry bar for the majority of the job. You would not believe the amount of rubble and dust that accumulates with the take down of just one wall! It literally takes 10 min of smashing and 45 min of cleaning per wall. It’s obnoxious! If it’s possible to just leave the lath and plaster alone when you’re remodeling older homes, that’s the way to go. There are actually a lot of benefits to lath and plaster walls. They provide great soundproofing, fire resistance and a measure of insulation. It also increases the value of a historical home because that’s how it was originally built. Our little house had already been remodeled several times over the years and then abandoned for many years after that. The walls were in really bad shape! If only these walls could talk though, I bet they would have some amazing stories to tell.
We just bought a historic home in our hometown of Hot Springs, SD. We are going to do a complete home renovation. We found out that this house was built in 1891. Here’s a fun fact for you. South Dakota became a state in 1889. It’s going to be so thrilling to give this little house new life. You may be wondering why we’ve named it the Ace House. That would be because of it’s extremely close proximity to Ace Hardware. We’re so excited to get this project started! The first thing we need to do is remove some of the trees on the left side of the lot to make room for the attached two car we’re going to add. Then moving on to the inside, we have a colossal amount of clean up to do. Stay tuned for updates on this Hot Springs remodel.
It is that time of year where we often take time to reflect over the past 365 days and take stock of our accomplishments and the places we may have fell short. New years is a great time for a prospective shift to refocus on the things you want to achieve what is important to you.
We have all inevitably created New Years resolutions int he past only to find that after a couple weeks or months we are back into the same bad habits we were trying to correct. The main reason for this is because creating or denying habits cold turkey is a very difficult task.
You may have a goal to become more fit, advance in the work place, buy your new dream home, or start a new business. Whatever your goal may be there are some things you can do to help you reach success.
Having a game plan and holding yourself accountable for the changes YOU want to make in YOUR life are very important. Check out this article from VeryWellFit to read more on how you can supercharge your new year:
From all of us at Averie Construction, we hope you find your very best stride in 2019 and beyond.