Creating an Open Plan Living Area in Morris Plains

After Wall Removal by Monk's Home Improvements

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Scope of work: Interior Carpentry, Wall Removal, Hardwood Floor Installation

Location: Morris Plains, NJ  07950

Timeline: 4 weeks with full inspections

 

Our team at Monk’s Home Improvements came in to open up this home’s family room and dining room to make a large, open-plan living space.

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Wall Removal
Before Hardwood Floor Install and Stain

After Wall Removal by Monk's Home Improvements
After Hardwood Floor Install and Stain

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Wall Dividing Dining Room and Living Room

Creating an Open Plan Living Space
After Rooms Have Been Joined

 

This project started with our team removing the prefinished wide plank flooring in one of the rooms, and the carpet on the stairs.  Once the prefinished flooring was removed it was discovered that our team would actually have to replace the subfloor before installing any new flooring on top of it.  This room was positioned directly above the house’s boiler room.  The area was not properly insulated and had caused the subfloor to warp.

 

Hardwood Flooring Removal by Monk's
Hardwood Flooring Removal by Monk’s

 

Hardwood Floor Removal by Monk's Home Improvements
Hardwood Floor Removal by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

The wall was removed and replaced with a temporary support frame to sure the space.  The ductwork that had caused the original problem was removed and rerouted throughout other parts of the house.

 

Interior Carpentry Morris Plains, NJ
Interior Carpentry Morris Plains, NJ

 

Whenever a wall is removed it is important to ensure that the house is still properly supported.  Our team at Monk’s installed a 1,450 lb I-beam with a flush header, to support this newly opened living space.

Creating an Open Plan
Steel Beam Installed

 

Brand new hardwood flooring was installed to replace the prefinished flooring that had been removed at the start of the project.  The flooring was sanded and then stained.  The previously adjoining dining room was also sanded and stained so that the floors would be the same color.

 

Before Hardwood Floor Staining
Before Hardwood Floor Staining

 

Hardwood Floor Staining and Installation
Hardwood Floor Staining and Installation

 

The stairs were also stained to match.

 

Stair Staining by Monk's Home Improvements
Stair Staining by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

Another great project completed by our team at Monk’s!

Creating an Open Plan Living Space
Creating an Open Plan Living Space

 

To see other interior carpentry projects by our team take a look at our remodeling portfolio.

If you would like to see more projects by us, check out this wainscoting project or this picture frame molding installation by Monk’s.

If you are considering an interior carpentry project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best interior carpentry contractor in Morris Plains, NJ  07950.

 

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