Clients Blog Their Way through Major Home Addition

Nothing makes us happier than clients that are excited and engaged in their home remodel. And what could be a greater sign of enthusiasm than blogging about the whole process? Our clients in San Carlos are doing just that. For the past three months, their Tumblr feed has shared weekly updates including change orders, the team (led by project manager Joseph Maligno) and even the weather. And true to nature of a real-life remodel, kids and pups seem to find their way into the picture on occasion.


Jeff King Co Remodel


About the Project

This whole house remodel, designed by Steve Swearengen with Jeff King & Company, involves such dramatic changes that it might as well be a new structure altogether. This can be accredited to 1,100 square feet added between the brand new second story and an entirely reconfigured first story for the family’s changing needs. Son and daughter will now have the entire upstairs to themselves with dual bedrooms, a playroom and a bathroom with his and her vanities. They will also enjoy a new mudroom on the ground level for housing shoes, jackets and toys.






When the parents want privacy, they can retreat to their new master suite added to the back of the house. This master bedroom overlooks the deck and is tucked next to a home office (complete with a built-in desk) that also doubles as a spare bedroom for guests.



4Kitchen design by Steve Swearengen with Jeff King & Company


One of the most striking qualities of the new layout is the openness that one feels when walking in the front door. The living room, dining room and spacious chef’s kitchen have a direct connection to the backyard so that it feels like the outdoors is coming in. An eat-in nook will bring the family together at the center of the home while leading straight to the new exterior deck. And best of all, the husband’s love of cooking will be indulged with an outdoor kitchen (including sink and grill) for family dinners and entertaining.


 Before & After Drawings

Jeff King Company addition


Read a first-hand account of what it’s like to remodel your home with Jeff King & Company here!


5Joshua Matlock with Site Supervisor Brian Knox

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    • Rowan Custom Homes
      6 months ago - Reply

      Love to be able to find a post that has this much detail in a project. The plans and everything are well thought through. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tim van Vonno
      2 years ago - Reply

      Thanks for sharing. I am curious about the cost for this particular home addition project? Any tips on what to avoid in terms of projects that don’t have a high return?

      • Jeff King
        2 years ago - Reply

        Tim, thanks for checking out our blog. The cost was about $400 per square foot. Happy to address your second question, can you clarify what you would like to know?

    • Jeff King & Co
      4 years ago - Reply

      Jane, glad you liked the Sunset story and thanks for looking us up! Our office is closed for the holidays but I will have someone contact you after January 6th. Happy New Year!

    • Jane Tanaka
      4 years ago - Reply

      I read with interest the December issue of Sunset and like the way you put together the family room. I have a home that is over 50 yr old and have been wondering if it is wise to remodel or rebuild. I have two homes on a lot 5,200 sq ft. I would like to keep the home in the back and do something like your family room in between the two homes. I am retired and do not wish to spend too much and leave a large mortgage for the children. Your comments solicited.