Downtown Durham Duplex Renovation

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Project Description

Starting in the early spring of 2021 and ending in October of 2021, this project was a major overhaul of a duplex that was constructed in the 1920’s. The objective of this project was to bring the two units up to a nice, modern condition that would fit the up and coming neighborhood. There were many surprises to be found in this house including active termites, asbestos, as well as structural and design challenges. There are always challenges when retrofitting old homes, in this case, the plumbing and mechanical layout required a lot of thought and careful placement. This project also presented logistical challenges as this was completed in the height of the Covid-19 supply chain shortage that resulted in long lead times on windows, doors, cabinets and the sudden exponential increase in building material cost.

Unique Characteristics of Project

This project featured many amenities. Aside from the perfect downtown location, these units received granite countertops, all new plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems, new roof, addition of a laundry room and private deck. We also did complete bathroom and kitchen renovations, an opening was created between the kitchen and living rooms, hardwood floors were weaved in and new coats of finish were put down. The entire home previously had paneling, which was removed, walls were insulated and sheetrock was put back. We also replaced every window in the home, while reusing the beautiful original doors and replacing the hardware with new, vintage hardware. This project tested the skills of all of our tradesmen and looking at the end result, we believe everyone succeeded and we are proud of the outcome.

Material list of Custom Full Home Renovation

1Cabinet Door StyleBrand
DanburyJim Bishop
2Cabinet ColorBrand
Ellie GreyJim Bishop
3Drawer HardwareBrandFinish
Model #PandoraBrushed Nickle
4Countertop MaterialStyle
GraniteAshen White
5Tile MaterialNameBrand
CeramicDesert GoldDaltile
6Grout ColorBrand
7Wall ColorBrand
Santorini BlueBenjamin Moore
8Flooring MaterialStyleBrand
Prefinished Hardwood3-1/4" GunstockArmstrong
9Sink Faucet Model #FinishBrand
Model #Brushed NickleDelta
10Range Model #BrandEnergy Source
Model #WhirlpoolGas
11Cooktop Model #BrandEnergy Source
Model #WhirlpoolGas
12Range HoodBrand
Model #G.E
Model #G.E
Model #G.E