New additions for a lake house

Our latest project was this room addition built under an existing sun room addition to make an in-home office off the finished basement (which we also did!) Below are comments from the homeowners as well as a slideshow of the project, starting with the current look and going back to the “before” photos.

“We hired Innovation Construction to refinish our basement, put in a bathroom, and build an addition to the basement under an existing sunroom above, right on the lakefront.  Keith knows and takes pride in his craft, and he was great to deal with throughout.  He knows the ins and outs of permitting; he has extensive expert contractor contacts, and he is committed to seeing it all through.  Keith provided us with realistic estimates and expert advice; he showed up and delivered as proposed, and he always kept us informed.  I highly recommend Innovation Construction; worth every penny.”

(Alex) from Phil and Alex
Wareham, MA

“I would also add that Keith *shows up*   live and in person at the job site.  This makes a huge difference (I believe) in the quality of the work.

 The pride of an owner who is familiar with nearly every nail that is driven sets the bar pretty high for his employees and puts the homeowners who are laying out a bunch of cash at ease.

 It was a good feeling the whole time knowing that we wouldn’t find something weeks or months later that should have been addressed during the construction phase.

 There are several required inspections, (some with seemingly inane requirements) marking each phase of the construction process and we passed each inspection the first time.

 As Alex said, Keith’s familiarity with the permitting process and his local knowledge and professional relationships had a big pay-off for us.

 If it had been a less knowledgeable or less interested, or too busy, or non-local GC, we may not have been able to get the permits we needed to build, or as it turned out for us, we could have missed a crucial deadline (Conservation Commission new requirements) that could have cost us tens of thousands of dollars more, or made our project unachievable.

 Keith is a respected local tradesman who knows the ins and out of local politics and who has long standing relationships with the people and organizations that a homeowner needs to get the job done with a minimum of red tape, and he is a guy who has a lot of respect for the homeowner . . . a rarity with most contractors whom I have encountered over the years.  No arrogance, no B.S.

 (Thank you Keith)”

Phil from Phil and Alex
Wareham, MA

Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited Builder

Here’s a phrase we’d like to see more often: commitment to honesty, integrity, ethic, and trust.

Local builder Keith Dmytryck has incorporated that thinking into his business and personal dealings for over three decades, and now has achieved professional recognition for that pledge.

That’s worth considering as the best months for home construction unfold.

With the weather playing nice again, you might be thinking this is the year for that sunroom Home addition. If so, step one is the biggie: who’s going to build this beautiful, light-filled entertainment zone so it’s done right?

Keith has the expertise, is a referred Harvey window and sunroom contractor, and holds a record of established reliability – with client testimonials spanning the years, plus multiple certifications. He is especially proud of the latest certifications he has earned for his home improvement company, Innovation Construction Company Design & Build: professional recognition by the BBB for honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction.

Since joining the Better Business Bureau in 2007, Innovation Const. Co. has been BBB A+ accredited, and now has earned a BBB Certificate of Achievement stating:

“BBB recognizes Innovation Construction Company Design & Build for 6 years of commitment to HONESTY, INTEGRITY, ETHICS and TRUST.”

Innovation Construction Co. earned an Home additional certification acknowledging the company’s track record of superb customer service, expert workmanship, and commitment to excellence. This BBB Certificate of No Complaints states:

“As of April 5, 2013, Innovation Const. has received NOT ONE SINGLE CUSTOMER COMPLAINT within BBB’s reporting period of 36 months.”

When reviewing for complaints, the BBB considers the areas of

  • Advertising/Sales Issues
  • Billing/Collection Issues
  • Delivery Issues
  • Guarantee/Warranty Issues
  • Problems With Product or Service

and has recognized Innovation Construction Co. for having had zero complaints in all of them.

These certifications apply to all the services provided by Keith and his company: new construction and Home addition, kitchen and bath renovations, windows and siding, finished basements and garage transformations, decks, patios, and – of course – sunrooms.

WHEN IS YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT A GOOD ONE?

WHEN IS YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT A GOOD ONE?

DEAL OR NO DEAL? WHEN IS YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT A GOOD ONE? Part 2

by Keith Dmytryck

HOME OFFICE REMODEL

The sleek, efficient custom home office loaded with cozy built-ins and high-tech wiring is a big resale loser, coming in at $28,000. No deal? Remember it’s you, not them, planning this thing. Have your great office at maybe half the price by toning down the wiring and avoiding built-in work space and storage. A qualified contractor can help you design a desirable home office that can be easily converted into a multi-purpose room, den or bedroom. When you’re selling, name it from the buyer’s viewpoint: the hobby room or guest room, not “home office,” unless that’s what they wanted too!

 

MASTER SUITE ADDITION

The same cool head can prevail in planning a master suite: do you really need one-to-two- hundred-thousand dollars worth of hotel luxury that recoups only half at resale? If your happiness does require a livingroom-size sleeping area with attached spa bathroom and mini bar, of only the finest materials, you should go for it. Just know that, while future buyers will be attracted to your suite, they’ll see similar features incorporated into newer homes at a less imbalanced price tag. Unless you’re wealthy (in which case, you’re moving to a better neighborhood), this might be a no deal.

However, if you have leeway in your floor plan to bump out a suite from an extra room, you can get pretty luxurious for a much more reasonable cost. Find a creative contractor, and you could have yourself a “suite deal” (someone had to say it).

 

GARAGE ADDITION

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A dream garage would house two cars and be fitted with neat built-ins, mess-proof floors, heating, natural light, and room for bikes and a work bench. Cool. And, even if you only recoup half of the fifty-to-ninety-thousand dollars a roomy, upscale garage will cost, it’s still a deal if it’s worth it to you to have a toasty, ice-free car to hop into, or a dry, comfortable place to do small projects and work on your vehicle. And people love garages! Realtor.org shows that, of buyers who purchased a home between 2010 and 2012, more than 78 percent purchased a home with a garage. That’s a nice, regular garage.

However, the cold cash reality is that there is just a tiny niche market for a high-end garage. So it’s back to you and your priorities: upscale and loving it despite a dent in the resale, or all the pleasures of a midrange garage project with an added bonus of curb appeal.

So, on any home improvement project, your personality factors into the deal as well as the charts and statistics. How much will you enjoy the improvement (personal cost/benefit)? Can you achieve similar results for less with some creative design work? And, obviously, if you know without one iota of a doubt that you will pay off the mortgage before you ever sell, then recouping costs is less important than the enjoyment and use you and your family will experience by enhancing your living space.

Of course picking the right home improvement contractor will lower your expenses and up your benefit, so contact us, Innovation Construction Co., for a free consultation and estimate.