The Richboro Rebuild
The Richboro Rebuild is one of RJE's Showcase Projects. This project began as an insurance claim from smoke and fire exposure as a result of a lighting strike to the gable end of the garage on the home. This caused damage to the exterior of the home as well as the interior. Exterior damages consisted of siding, facia repairs and gutters/downspouts. The electricity from the lightning literally traveled around the entire exterior of the home burning the gutters and exterior facia metal. The electricity then found its way into the foyer of the home through the electrical line for the front porch light. This caused a fire within the front wall of the foyer. In addition to the damage from the physical fire to framing, plumbing, electrical, insulation, and drywall within the foyer wall the smoke and soot generated from the fire filled the entire house. This created the need for replacement of flooring thought the home, replacement of the kitchen, and cleaning and painting of all the rooms.
In lieu of the repairs required to restore the home from the lighting strike the customer opted to have RJE create the kitchen of their dreams. We worked together with the customers designer to create the new kitchen and provided them with new custom cabinetry from Schrock. We started here with removal of the wall between the existing kitchen and dining room to create an open floor plan. We also increased the size of the opening from the foyer leading into the kitchen for a more dramatic entry to what would become a beautiful new kitchen and dining room. The kitchen was completely rewired and re plumbed for new appliances, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. They also utilized our granite supplier for a very beautiful granite countertop.
As per the customer’s request the “leathered” side of the granite was installed as the finished side of the slabs. This results in a textured feel to the stone as well as a more matte finish. This option complimented the selected matte finish of the new kitchen cabinets very well, and the new hardwood flooring installed throughout the ground floor. Rounded out with new stainless steel appliances and a natural stone backsplash this We also provided them with a small matching bar area in the den area adjacent to the kitchen.
Its hard to place this job in one category so "The Richboro Rebuild appears in several of our Portfolio links. Insurance Claims, due to catastrophic loss, can be a very scary and stressful times for home owners, but we here at RJE Home, will walk with you every step of the way from submitting a claim to handing you the keys to your completely restored and remodeled home.