Renovation: Architectural Design
Frog Pond: Woods Hole, MA
Bungalow Room-by-Room Renovations
This project began with a Kitchen renovation in a 100-year-old bungalow. All work was confined to the existing footprint but the new kitchen was designed to be open, both visually and functionally, to the adjacent dining area and living areas.
The exterior walls were gutted and insulated with closed cell spray foam, which provided exceptional air sealing and insulating R-values that exceeded building code requirements. Energy Star appliances, bamboo flooring and recycled materials in the countertops were also part of this kitchen renovation project.
After completing the kitchen renovation, we began a small Library/Study addition on the opposite side of the existing bungalow. Once again we used closed cell spray foam to insulate and air seal the walls, roof and floor of this addition. The mechanical equipment was replaced with a more energy efficient unit and a separate zone was designated for the new spaces, which would require less energy to heat and cool. Rapidly renewable bamboo was chosen for the flooring and for the built-in reading nook.