The old ranch is transformed into a Dutch Colonial thanks to Jeff’s team. Kevin and Tommy take the tour with the homeowners and Jeff. Norm presents the pine coffee table he made with local reclaimed wood. Outside, Jenn sees the last of the hydroseeding and gives Tommy the garden tour. Everyone meets at the refurbished flagpole to raise the flags.
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The Westerly one-story ranch house has been converted to a two-story Dutch Colonial thanks to the Sweenor team. Today the crew does a final walkthrough and says goodbye to the homeowners and the apprentices.
Starting outdoors, Kevin shows off the new sweeping gambrel roofline before heading inside to meet Jeff. They begin the tour in the original long hallway to see the updated bathroom, an old bedroom which is now an office complete with barn doors and a wall of shelving, and another old bedroom that has turned into a spacious laundry room. The original room with the green carpeting has been converted into a playroom where Jeff’s team, along with Norm and Mauro, repurposed the old knotty pine paneling to create a whitewashed wainscoting around the room.
Upstairs, Jeff meets Tommy who is helping to hang the shower door in the girls’ bathroom. In the girls’ bedrooms, they point out the reclaimed flooring that was sanded, finished and brought back to life. Jeff and his crew did the millwork in the both the upstairs and downstairs hallways including a custom built-in, the staircase and railings. The master bedroom suite shows off the gambrel accent roofline detail and has lots of windows to capture the view.
Back downstairs, Kevin walks through the widened front entry area to meet homeowners Scott and Shayla in the kitchen. The ceiling has been raised a foot with a new custom coffered detail throughout the entire living area. The original dark cabinets have been replaced with white on the exterior walls and blue lower cabinets on the island. They admire a new double slider door that opens from the dining room to a large deck. The fireplace was moved to another side of the family room, and Jeff’s crew used shiplap for the surround and white oak floating shelves to flank it. Norm and Jeff come in with the custom ellipse coffee table that they built in Jeff’s shop using salvaged wood from Scott’s great-uncle’s barn.
Outside, Tommy finds Jenn and Jon Zeyl’s crew finishing the hydroseeding. They walk up the curved bluestone walkway to go up to the front entry. In the back, the deck steps down onto a bluestone patio. With the pergola, there’s a variety of outdoor spaces. The back steps are from a local granite quarry.
In the basement, Richard and Kevin inspect the mechanicals. The heat pump water heater uses the heat from the basement to heat the water. They check out the systems such as the new gas fired burner and energy recovery ventilator.
Outside a large propane tank was buried as well as an updated septic system. Apprentices De’Shaun, Kathryn, and Ryan meet Kevin at the flagpole to talk about their experiences and future plans. Then the whole team and family gather to hoist up the heavy pole and fly the flags to signal the end project.
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