Smaller Projects

An enclosed porch gets an upgrade

Cobalt Construction addition

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This owner is lovingly restoring his home, doing most of the work himself. He asked Cobalt to remove the existing enclosed porch, that originally was open with railings. The customer did the demo work himself, and we framed the addition on a new concrete foundation. The details of the new addition were to match the existing home as closely as possible. Even though this was a small project, we used custom wood windows with an aluminum exterior for maintenance-free upkeep, and a combination of lap and cedar shingle siding to make the new work blend in with the old. The customer really likes how it turned out, and commented, “That’s how it should have been built originally.”

Here are some photos showing the phases of construction, ending with the siding and shingles started, soon to be ready for painting. Photos by Brian Tschider.

Cobalt Construction addition

Cobalt Construction addition

Cobalt Construction addition

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Barb’s deck replacement

Barb's deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was time to replace the 25-year-old clear cedar decking and stair treads with something that would compliment this Phinney Ridge cottage. We used batu, an FCS-certified timber from South America known for its hardness, beauty, and natural durability. The stair treads are cedar trimmed with batu. It’s gorgeous and warm. Photos by Barb Rowan.

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Farmhouse kitchen remodel

Farmhouse kitchen

 

 

 

 

 
Adding six feet to the back of a house can yield a dramatic increase in usable space. We went from a small, cramped space to a beautiful gourmet kitchen with built-in eating nook, custom cabinets, and farmhouse sink.

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Cindy’s new bathroom

Cindy's bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By adding a dormer to this bathroom, it allowed a person to stand up in the bathtub!
Private his-and-her sinks eliminates morning bottlenecks. Photos by John Frey.

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