Construction projects and remodels present unique challenges that demand the expertise of highly experienced professionals. When you turn to Pappas Bros. Home Improvement of Oceanside, New York, you are paired with a remodeling contractor that knows how to turn your ideas into reality. With each step in this process, great attention to detail is given so that the end result exceeds your expectation.
ADDING A LEVEL TO YOUR HOME-
Increase the square footage, function, and value of your home with a basement refinishing or adding a second/third story addition.
A well-designed addition will allow you to stay in your neighborhood and still have the additional square footage, function, and amenities you might look for in a new home. Whether a full second/third story or a partial one or finishing the entire basement it will add considerable space while preserving yard space for gardening, patios and keeping separation from neighbors.
Adding a basement or a second/third level to your home is a great way to add room and increase resale value to your home. Located in Oceanside, NY we have seen a big jump in demand for this type of renovation and design the past 7 years. Long Island real estate is booming and this investment in your home will provide you with a GREAT ROI (return on investment!)
Why Add a 2nd Story?
Many homeowners in Long Island find that adding a second floor or dormers to their existing homes offer ideal living expansion solutions in a very cost-effective way. NO need for cement foundations, exterior doors and exhaustive plumbing and heating enhancements when you decide to add a second story or dormers to your current home.
The difference between a second story addition and a dormer addition is that a dormer addition is a makeover to a home that already has a second floor as well as a staircase to that floor. A second story addition creates a completely new additional floor within your home.
Why Add Dormers?
Adding dormers to an existing second story can also increase the looks and curb appeal and value of your home by making it more appealingly to your neighbors and the public. Dormers also offer exceptional and cozy sitting options for the rooms that they are added to, allowing for great lighting throughout the area.
With each step in this process, great attention to detail is given so that the end result exceeds your expectation.
- Architectural Plans/ Design
- Sheet Rock / Tape / Spackle
- Doors and Windows
- Vinyl Siding
- Finished Carpentry
With each step in this process, great attention to detail is given so that the result exceeds your expectation.
Construction projects and remodels present unique challenges that demand the expertise of highly experienced professionals. When working with Pappas Bros. Home Improvement of Oceanside, you are paired with a remodeling contractor that knows how to turn your ideas and desires into reality.
Putting You First
Generally, remodeling projects mandate some degree of downtime for our clients. For commercial customers, that may mean restricted accessibility for employees or customers. For residential customers, it can mean disrupting your daily routines.
Our staff members are consummate professionals who are sensitive to these issues and work diligently to ensure that every remodel is completed with little inconvenience. Focusing on your concerns from the initial phases of the process through the final walk-through, we are dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction.
The first step in finishing your new level is to contact us. You will be greeted by a professional representative who will arrange your free in-home consultation.
In your Home
The main reason for the initial visit is to gain a full understanding of your needs for the space: how you will use your new level? Your basement designer will share our viewpoint around how your new basement or attic addition should flow, the overall design of the new level, and our unique design/build experience! We want the space to be an additional level of your home and flow perfectly. If we seem like a good match, then we’ll move forward to the design process!
In your Home – If time allows your designer may measure your space during your first meeting. If not, we can come back out at another time to do all the necessary measuring and surveying. As an example, where are the water-lines, the electric loads, structural issues etc.
As Built: Your designer will spend an hour to two hours in the proposed space creating an exact “as-built” look & feel of the new living space. We replicate your exact specs and layout, creating an exact computer drawing of where all structural and mechanical elements are in your basement. Then we go to work for you!
Within 2 weeks from our initial meeting
Starting with the as-built, your design team will have worked out several plans which capture the smartest and most effective design for the space. This is when our years of experience really bears fruit. We will show you functional ideas that you’ve probably never even considered! Be ready to provide us with your “wish list” of what you would like to see in this new living area. You are an important part of the design team and by incorporating your feedback we will take the best elements to create the best plan for your needs. With regards to your budget, we will keep that top of mind throughout the meeting to ensure that we are designing a space that meets all your budget expectations and limitations.
Renderings: The renderings we will provide will be a great help in visualizing how your new living space will look when finished. It will give you a sense of space and proportion. The elevations of a space allow a vantage which is impossible on a blueprint. Once, we are in full agreement with all the functionalities, budgets, and timelines your project will really starts to become real.
Within 3-4 weeks from our initial meeting
We will now analysis final construction drawings and the menu of pricing options. Within the construction drawings you will see all detailed elements of the project. Full elevations and construction notes are finalized. Within the pricing menu you will see how, and which design elements effect the cost of the project. In this meeting, we bring the design & budget together, select a construction start date for your project and execute construction agreements.
Construction of your new living space will take between 7 and 16 weeks depending upon the scope of work and the complexity of your project. You will receive a construction calendar and updates during the project.
Expectations During Construction:
- Your project manager runs all facets of construction. Closely teamed with your designer, the project manager will let you know exactly what will be happening on a regular basis. They will give you updates and set up regularly scheduled meetings to review any critical design details.
- We will attempt, in every way possible, to minimize the impact on in your home during the construction. We go through great lengths to ensure maximum dust protection and exterior weather effects on your living space as well.
- We always do our best to ensure that your project will start and finish on time…guaranteed!
- Pappas Bros. crews are the some of the best in the business in Long Island. We are considerate and very respectful of you and your belongings.
- We will provide for daily job site clean-up. There is never a mess at the end of the day.
- Notwithstanding and inspection issues or non-related construction issues, there should be significant work being performed daily. You will truly be impressed and beyond satisfied when you go into the work area to see the work of that day.
You will hardly be calling it a basement or an attic anymore — you will now have a “lower level” or an “upstairs” to be extremely proud of! Enjoy your new living space and when the time arrived for another project in your home – CALL PAPAS BROS. !!!
Our home improvement services include
- Kitchen Remodels
- Bathroom Renovations
- Dormers/ Extensions
- Decks/ Patios
- Finished Basements
FINISHING YOUR BASEMENT or ADDING AN EXTENSION TO YOUR HOME
Increase the square footage, function, and value of your home with a finished basement or extension/dormer.
A well-designed addition will allow you to stay in your home while gaining the necessary square footage, functionality, and amenities you desire.
A finished basement may give you the perfect playroom or more room; a dormer the desired third bedroom or master suite. Let us design it to fit your need.
Open Concept Floor Plans
Many homeowners have now realized the advantages of an open floor plan. We are “Open Concept” or “ Open Floor Plan” specialists. An “Open Concept” floor plan makes any space feel & look bigger. It creates a space that is great for both entertaining or hanging out with family. It provides for easy & direct access from kitchen to dining room or living room. It allows for distinction between rooms but eliminates isolation. Whether you need a steel I beam or LVL beam, we have the expertise to get it done.