Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Princeton Dormer Addition Update

In our last post on A&E's Princeton Dormer Addition, we discussed our initial progress with completing the roofing installation as well as installing windows and weather sealing the house.
Princeton Home Addition
We've been able to check off quite a bit on our To Do List for this project as we have installed new Hardie lap siding and began work on the interior floor plan and the bathroom.
Front Portico Design

A&E Construction's Princeton dormer addition involved building a front portico to the front of the house.  This front portico was built with fiberglass columns and an arched bead board ceiling.

This Princeton home's portico compliments the existing home design with a decorative, finished look to the entryway, while also providing coverage from rain at the front door.

The installation of Hardie lap siding on the dormer addition gave the house a complete face-lift on its original all brick exterior.

Andersen windows
A&E also installed new Andersen windows on the second floor addition.  Inside the house, we constructed a niche below the window, creating a unique window accent.

On the interior of the house, we spackled drywall on the walls and ceiling and will begin painting within the week.

Since completing electrical and rough plumbing work, A&E's employees have started tiling the shower and bath area.

Shower Tile Installation
Keep reading throughout the week to see more updates on our Princeton dormer addition updates.
Window Ledge Niche

Monday, August 22, 2011

Princeton Windows and Doors

Today, we'd like to draw attention to the powerful impact windows and doors can have on a home.  Installing new windows can lead to higher energy efficiency with reduced loss of heat, extra natural lighting, and a unique design that enhances the look of your home inside & out.

Door Installation
One of A&E's past local Princeton area window projects (pictured above) enhanced the design of this home with a room that soaked up natural light during the day while providing an open, beautiful view of the exterior. 

A&E's door installations are an especially easy and simple way of dressing up your home, especially with our new interactive door designer. 

With Therma Tru's picture perfect virtual designer, we can help you visualize your door by designing it interactively. Simply send us a picture of your door and we can design it for free with all of your custom needs & wants.  

Browse through our porfolio for recent A&E Princeton window and door installations!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bucks County, PA Pool House Addition Update

Bucks County, PA Pool House Addition
As the summer winds down, A&E Construction is quickly finishing up our most recent Bucks County, PA pool house addition.  This renovation centered around building a pool house addition with a loft on the second floor.

In our last update, we had completed the structural framework and finished the new saltbox roof design.

Since then, we have installed new Cobble Stone, 6" reveal, Cedarmill HardiePlank siding on the exterior of the pool house addition.  

Since the rest of the house is already sided with older aluminum siding, installing the new HardiePlank required detailed crafstmanship as we created a smooth transition from the new siding to the existing siding at the corner intersections. 

We also installed new Anderson 400 series casement, double hung windows and fixed glass window units. These windows are a traditional style that compliment the continuous design of this home while also being very functional.
A&E Remodeling
On the inside, A&E's employees are now in the process of spackling the drywall on the walls and the ceiling in the first floor addition and the 2nd floor loft.  We have constructed an oak staircase leading up the loft that will be furnished with an oak railing and white spindle railing system.
Oak Staircase Design

As we finish spackling the interior in the next few days, we will begin painting the 1st and 2nd floor and installing the tiling.

A&E's design will feature a gathering/kitchen setting on the first floor and game/entertainment room in the upper loft area.

Stay tuned for future updates as we furnish the interior with new cabinetry and counter tops.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pennington Home Addition

A&E Pennington Home Addition
A few weeks ago, A&E Construction began work on a major home renovation in Pennington.

Set to be completed in October, this project will consist of building a new playroom atop an existing garage footprint, enclosing the existing front porch into a main hallway, remodeling the kitchen, and re-roofing & re-siding the entire exterior of the house.

Already, A&E has paved the way for a timely and efficient job by removing the original garage and using the existing concrete block foundation and slab to construct new walls and roofing for the modified garage addition.

In upcoming weeks, A&E plans to construct a new stair enclosure servicing the playroom as well as new cover porch stairs and a bluestone landing at the main entry of the house.

Back View of House & Lawn Seated Audience
We will be creating a foyer to service the new entry to the house as well as provide access to the garage, new playroom, and mudroom areas.

With all of the initial framework completed, A&E's team is ready to install the new HardieWrap over the entire surface of this Pennington home addition
Initial Walls and Roof Framing Complete

The HardieWrap weather barrier is an innovative new product that provides a 2nd defense against water damage, mildew, and energy loss.

It is specially designed to create a balance of water resistance and breathability by letting in moisture from inside your home to escape so the area within your walls stays dry.

Now that this is complete, A&E's Hardie siding will be installed in the upcoming weeks. 

What's great about HardiePlank siding is that homeowners can choose from a wide variety of looks & textures to fit the style of their home. The fibrous quality of HardiePlank creates a very natural, wood-like appearance to the exterior of a re-sided home.
HardieWrap Vapor Barrier & Roof Tarpaper

In addition to siding, A&E's home renovation will include re-roofing the entire house by removing existing roofing and roofing felt. 

In upcoming blog posts, be sure to check out photos of the new roofing installation so you can see how roofing color can greatly enhance the exterior paint on your home.

Front View of Continuing Addition