Woodwork wows in a home addition

Written by: Christina Kleiner

This shouldn’t come as a surprise but, like most things in life, marriage is all about compromising. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a little, but in the end, you usually gain more than you had ever dreamed possible. Such is the case for the owners of this Dayton home. The husband wanted land, while the wife was looking for a nice neighborhood to raise their growing family. They compromised and built a home on a lot situated at the back of a quiet cul-de-sac in Bellbrook. In January of 2000, they moved in with their two young daughters. 

A few years later the couple welcomed their son and since then, the roughly 5,800-square-foot home has served the family well. But as the couple’s three children have grown up, their need for more functional space has increased. Their desire to remodel was enforced when a thunderstorm damaged the screened-in porch behind their home. “It was basically a porch on stilts,” says the homeowner. “It was damaged in a hail storm, so that kind of pushed us to make some changes.”


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