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Bill and Tammy’s Room Addition Starts

Carl Christianson

Room addition, apartment over garage

Our clients Bill and Tammy approached us to construct a bonus room above the garage for their exercise equipment with an additional bedroom and bathroom for guests. Our designer drew up plans and in order to achieve their goals we are adding 10’ on the back of the existing garage and mudroom (a 10′ by 33′ addition). You can see the picture in the drawing which will serve as the enlarged footprint for the new bonus room. The current garage will be left as is and the addition that we are adding will provide room for both the stairs to the upstairs and additional storage for the garage.

This project has a few unique challenges including installing a 2 hour fire rated wall so that their home can be considered two separate structures for the Philomath fire marshal (so we don’t need to install a residential sprinkler system). We are also keeping their existing home operational including their furnace and electrical panel which are directly underneath the new construction.

We will post more photos as we make progress. Trusses have arrived today.


Room over Garage

Just before we removed the garage trusses and started our new framing

Storage room in garage addition

We poured a foundation for the added storage room

Room addition, apartment over garage

The new guest room will be located over the garage

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