Gail & Jay

As our family was growing, we needed to find more space. We loved our 1920’s home, our neighbors and neighborhood, the school – we did not want to move! So we looked to our basement. We wanted space for these things: second bathroom, home office, laundry and family room. Amanda did a consultation and recommended a couple […]

Lauren M.

I initially contacted Amanda to take a look at our unfinished attic space. We were struggling to make the layout in our 1910 farmhouse style home work with our growing family. As we stood in the raw space, examining the rafter layout and roof structure, she outlined some of the issues and limitations of converting […]

Abby H.

My husband and I and our two daughters just moved into a classic Portland cottage that had been renovated to add a full second floor. I loved all the space on the new second level but I had a feeling that the original first floor layout could be improved. I had an idea about removing a […]

Carolyn H.

I have a compact Portland bungalow with a converted attic, and I want more space. My idea was a dormer. Amanda walked me through how that kind of addition would work, what the specific code issues are, and what the pros and cons were in adding on to my home in this way. We also […]