Home Addition

Home Addition

Whether you’re seeking a second-story addition, a kitchen or bath expansion, or a basement conversion, a home remodel, Great Lakes Carpentry will help you create a “whole new home” through strategic and tasteful additions and updates to your existing house.

Although we are always available for simple remodeling projects, we view remodeling as a process to not only improve the aesthetics of your home, but also as an opportunity to increase the comfort and energy performance of your house.

Before we begin, we work with an independent third-party home performance professional to do an evaluation of your home. This inspection utilizes a blower door test and infrared imaging, allowing us to look between the walls where problems may be lurking.

After the evaluation you will receive an Action Report, identifying any current or potential issues in your home and  recommending steps to resolve them. This report ensures that we fix the key concerns in your home, rather than simply applying a ‘band-aid’ to a possible problem.

Homes always look pretty after a remodel, but Great Lakes Carpentry takes our work one step further. Once all the work is completed, a similar third-party evaluation and inspection is performed so that you can be sure that the ‘unseen’ alterations were done correctly and the proper issues were addressed to make your home more comfortable, safe and energy-efficient.

NAHB-CAPS-logoRandy Nilsson, President of Great Lake Carpentry, recently became part of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation., identifying him as one of the building industry’s top professionals with the skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging-in-place.

CAPS-certified remodelers, like Randy Nilsson, are able to help retirees and older adults live in their homes safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of income or ability level, throughout their maturing years. CAPS remodelers are trained to identify the unique needs of seniors, modifying  living spaces to address the most common barriers to remaining at home as you age.