This two-story addition in Champaign provides the homeowners with a new mudroom, a half-bath, a study, and a larger master bedroom. Because the second-floor bump-out was cantilevered and couldn’t be sided with brick, the owners opted for concrete-board siding on the bottom portion and painted beadboard on the upper level. Concrete board siding is rot-proof, insect-proof, fire retardant, and low maintenance. A decaying enclosed porch was removed from the the house to make way for the new addition.
The mudroom features a generous shoe bench and large windows overlooking the driveway. The half-bath, just off the mudroom, helps with clean-up before entering the house proper. Custom tiles add to the bathroom decor.
Upstairs, the new study has custom-sized windows looking out over the back yard. The old door and jamb from the original porch were moved upstairs to provide an entrance from the master bedroom to the new study. The brick walls are where the original house ended.
The new bump-out added light and space to the once smallish master bedroom. The room also got a makeover: repaired and painted plaster walls and ceiling, new lights and ceiling fan, and a refinished oak floor.
The addition was part of a larger whole-house makeover, which included a kitchen remodel, flooring refinishing, energy upgrades, and an attic remodel.
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