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Remodel or build? Old can be new again.

by sponsored post on 3/20/12

Amidst the surge of new building permits this month, new home construction seems like it may be on the rise. Building a new home is a great way to make your space your own and upgrade to a cleaner, newer space, but in so many cases, there are reasons why you might need to or want to stay where you are. And you can do both, with a good renovation specialist.

Smykal Renovation, J. Lawrence HomesTake this Naperville home that had a tired look that hadn’t been updated since the 1970s.  The addition of several windows and a new façade completely updated the look of the home to a craftsman style influence with granite cobblestone detailing, decorative cornice brackets and architectural styling that gave the home a rich presence.

The renovation was conceived together with the homeowners, then executed by Smykal Renovations, a division of Chicago home builder J. Lawrence Homes. Experienced home builders completely understand the science and structure of any home and how to incorporate new materials into a solid, quality new finish – inside or out – structurally or cosmetically.

Smykal also remodeled much of the interior, combining the living and dining rooms, altering entry angles and adding the windows to create a brighter, larger, more open space – much like you’ll find in most new home floor plans today.

Naperville remodel after Naperville remodel after

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Emkays March 21, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Is it possible to post some interior before and after photos as well? Also, what was the budget for this project?


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