- Category: News
Welcome to the Indoor Outdoor Outdoor Guy Renovations Inc. website. The Indoor Outdoor Guy and his team have been very busy this year and would like to show you some of the projects that they have completed, and others that they are working on.
Building a home and renovating it or adding to make it more useful, are the two main functions of our company: Indoor Outdoor Guy Renovations Inc. Designing the interiors or exteriors, planning and designing for the renovations or additions are the natural corollaries. Yet, home construction, renovation or remodeling entails much more than designing and building. There are many other technical aspects to consider and there is a need to have a clear knowledge of local laws relating to construction, requirements of permits for additions etc. So when you are considering a renovation or addition to your home and are looking for home addition contractors in Richmond, you will find that Indoor Outdoor Guy Renovations Inc. is the right company that can deliver what you need in custom additions, renovation and remodeling as we have a creative and experienced team that is totally committed to quality and service.
Our services include design, construction of houses, additions, home renovations vancouver, interior renovations of kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms, remodeling of exteriors, building sheds, decks and pergolas, strata and co-op restorations etc.
Whether it is the exterior of your home that needs a new look or the interior of your home: kitchen, bathroom and/or living room. We prefer to work with low maintenance materials, on the exterior of your home, such as fiber cement siding and use natural, low VOC building materials on the interior, such as Douglas fir timber framing and slate tiles or low maintenance materials such as porcine tiles and hardwood floors. The new fiber cement siding is not only elegant to look at but also is long lasting and low maintenance.
Custom renovation and remodeling is our forte and our main objective is to fulfill your wishes and make your home as comfortable and aesthetically appealing as possible. As we have done loads of different projects, we have the experience to make suggestions of other possibilities that you may not think of. After understanding your requirements, we make creative suggestions and finally with your approval give you a finished product with which you are sure to be delighted.
Aesthetically, when remodeling or making additions to an old home we take into consideration the style of the house and houses in the surrounding area and design the additions so that they merge with the general style of the house and the locality. Technically, when adding another floor to an old house or character home apart from the building permits and the aesthetics, care is taken to evaluate the strength of the foundation and stress points and strengthening them to ensure the safety of the building.
There is broad scope to designing new interiors. Interiors can be designed to fulfill the aspirations of the client and the look and feel to match the present one. Depending on the requirements and the wishes of the client, importance could be given to the wow quotient or functionality or creative use of space etc. Each project is a challenge that is accepted and completed ensuring safety, durability and beauty. Natural products such as earth quarried slate and granite, natural wool carpeting and beautiful fir wood framing and floors give the home a natural radiant glow and warmth. To integrate all these different features and create a design that is loved by the client, fits smoothly into the rest of the décor and is fully functional is the challenge that we always take and invariably win.
Exterior renovation, remodeling and additions are all challenges that we love to take on. For exteriors we take up any exterior remodeling or renovating project such as construction of external shed, garage, pergola or cabana as the need be.
No project is too small or too big if it is about additions, remodeling or home renovation vancouver and if you are looking for home addition contractors in vancouver, Richmond we will be very happy to serve you and assure you that you will be completely satisfied with our work. We have the expertise, the experience and the passion to see every project through and strive to see your vision of the project fulfilled.
- Category: Additions & Exteriors
The westridge residence involved the construction of a new addition , an entrance way, and connection to the existing house. The addition uses a hybrid timber frame design with 4x8 joists and 8x12 timber beams. The exterior of the addition shows some of the beautiful douglas fir beams as well as low maintenance fibre cement siding. The remaining exterior of the front of the residence & garage was also re-sided and had new windows installed to match the new addition. The interior of the new addition features a new large family room, guest bathroom and, an entrance way with a high cathedral ceiling. All the rooms have nu head radiant heating installed below the floor tiles, to allow for a comforable natural heat.
- Category: Kitchens
This project involved completely renovating the entire main floor of the clients residence which included the kitchen, bathroom, living room and hallway. During the demolition phase all the ceilings, drops and valences were removed to increase the overall height of the ceiling, and make the rooms feel larger. The plumbing was completely redone to accommodate the raised ceilings. A new electrical panel was installed to provide additional power for the improved lighting and the addition of radiant electric heating to all the floors. All the conventional light fixtures were removed and 12 pot lights were added to the kitchen, 20 pot lights to the living and dining room, 8 pot lights to the hallways. The clients also requested that we add under counter lighting to the kitchen cabinets as well. The clients wanted a specific style for their kitchen, which was achieved by carefully balancing the counter top colors, tile, backsplash and flooring tile.
- Category: Additions & Exteriors
The heart of this project was to convert a single story World War II bungalow into a two story character home. When the client came to us initially she wanted a larger home that she could share with her two young children and her mother, that would be built at a reasonable price. As we entered the design phase with the client it became clear to our delight that she liked the style of character homes and the clean look of fiber cement siding. Through consultation with the client we created a design that was open concept and used the floor space very efficiently. The main floor includes an open concept kitchen, dining room and living room area, as well as a playroom, study and powder room. The second floor has a master bedroom with lounge area, two children's bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. The ground level contains a one bedroom suite with separate bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living room. The house has a shared laundry room on the ground level.
The exterior of this completed home will has an authentic character house style look and features a front porch, low maintenance fiber cement siding and beautiful west coast windows. The windows have two by four casings, while the gables are done in shakes with the main wall areas covered in cedar lapped style siding. The house exterior features a craftsman style fiberglass door, as well as a set of french doors leading out on to a deck in the back.
If you are considering a renovation and would like to view this home, to see the Indoor Outdoor Guy and his crew in action, please call 604-277-5572 and ask for Joseph (The Indoor Outdoor Guy)
- Category: Bathroom Renovations
The client's desired that this bathroom have a big wow factor, while still remaining functional. The existing bathroom had a wall which seperated the shower from the rest of the bathroom, making the shower very dark and cold. The client followed our recommendations to take the wall out and to make the shower the prominent focal point of the bathroom. The shower includes a regular shower head mounted on the wall, as well as a rain head mounted on the ceiling, and a detachable wand that can be used on hard to reach places and for cleaning the shower. This bathroom also includes seperate his and hers vanities, with marble counter tops. As part of the above mentioned wow factor that the client desires, a tile mosaic on the floor was added early in the design phase. It was decided to further enlarge the tile mosaic during the renovation as the new bathroom was taking shape. Another recommendation that the clients adopted from the design phase was enclosing the toilet in it's own seperate room. (A seperate bathroom exhaust fan was added to this toilet room (water closet), to deal with an unwanted aromas). Although the toilet room has it's own lighting the clients elected to use a wooden door with rainglass in it, to ensure enough light enters the room. This part of the bathroom also has the second vanity. The clients also desired that the bathroom have a free standing bathtub to add to the overall wow effect of the bathroom.
- Category: Additions & Exteriors
The focus of this project was to transform the clients aluminum sided home into a period era character home. As part of this project the front porch was redone with additional details added to posts and beam. The windows were all re-cased with a Victorian style casing. Band boards were added between the shakes and the lap siding. A repeating square detail was added above the front porch to finish the Victorian look. New soffits, as well as gable trim boards and corner boards were added to give this house a completely new look. Certainteed fibre cement siding was used both for the lap siding and the shingles in the gable. Both the siding and the shingles were pre-painted to Benjamin Moore colors, chosen by the client, to accomplish the specific color balance the client was looking for. The project also involved the construction of a completely new rainscreened building envelope & the complete re-siding of the entire house, lifting of front porch, and construction of new a railing for the front stairs.
- Category: Decks: Design & Build
The construction of the pergola was the second phase of the clients desired outdoor living space. The deck was built five years previous to this photo and was completely sanded down as part of this phase. The Indoor Outdoor Guy went through a detailed design process with the client to help the client choose the design she envisioned. Our design department, based on the client's initial input and requirements prepared four different designs, of which the client selected one that was further customized. The design of the pergola features Japanese arches and an interlocking timber frame design. The pergola was built out of solid cedar and painted white to match the trim details on the house. Glass was added to two sides of the pergola to provide a windbreak in the fall and spring. The pergola was also designed to shade the living room in the home from the southern exposure, as well as providing a shaded outdoor space.
- Category: Small Buildings
This shed and pergola were custom built for a client. The client intends to use the shed for storage and the covered pergola will house a hot tub. The shed was cladded in cedar, as per the client's request. Timber frame construction was used for the pergola to give it the desired look. The client painted the shed and fence to match in a natural cedar stain.