Charlie Allen Renovations, Inc.

REMODELING

 

Recent projects demonstrate that at Charlie Allen Renovations, itís not about project size or budget ó itís about finding smart solutions that accommodate your needs while maintaining your homeís unique character.

 
 

FUNCTIONAL AND WELCOMING
Visitors to this 1850s transitional Victorian entered into a cramped foyer, their eyes drawn to a steep staircase leading up to a dark, second-floor landing.  The home’s living area was down a narrow hall while the adjacent front room served no purpose but to hold the homeowners numerous books and random possessions.   It was time to rethink this home’s welcoming spaces!

Foyer Restorations

Foyer/Staircase Restorations

We rebuilt the staircase, creating a more comfortable incline and wider treads. Original period detailing is retained with matching ballustrades and handrail, and a larger newel post, an exact design replica of the original. Enlarging the staircase required the removal of a window from the living area; it was preserved and moved to the foyer, adding much needed natural light to the entryway.

The front room, which had become a de facto closet, is now a stylish library/office, with original wide pine flooring and abundant custom-made cherry shelving for books, photos, and mementos.  Redesigning the room also allowed us to create a much needed half-bath off the main hallway.

The end result is a useful, well designed, and welcoming space.

Well Designed Restorations

Staircase Restorations

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Interior Restorations

BATHROOMS
Bathroom Restorations
A carefully restored period bathroom can be a great place to enjoy all the relaxing elements of today's spa lifestyle, from steam baths to soaking tubs, radiant floor heating to electric towel warmers.
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KITCHENS
Kitchen Restorations
New technologies have dramatically improved how we use our kitchens. A thoughtful renovation introduces these modern amenities without compromising the period charm of the room where we love to gather.
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EXTERIORS
Exterior Restorations
New England is blessed with a wide variety of period homes representing many different architectural styles and historical eras. Meticulously restored, these homes are charming and distinctive highlights of the neighborhood landscape.
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INTERIORS
Interior Restorations
Every period introduces new interior architectural and design features. A successful period home interior renovation restores original features and thoughtfully integrates them with the personal tastes of the modern day homeowner.
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CHIMNEYS AND FIREPLACES
Interior Restorations

The key to safe wood burning in any home is a proper flue liner.  The highest quality and longest lasting is a cast-in-place masonry liner.  Our poured flue lining system is a unique chimney lining process ideally suited to reline and restore old, damaged, or worn out chimney flues.
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