The Roanoker - July/August 2019 - 92

The Beauty is in
the Details
SIGNIFICANT DETAILS
to the Moyers' remodel
job make this 100-yearold brick American
Foursquare not just an
architectural wonder, but
a home.
Throughout both
floors, cabinetry and
built-ins provide a place
for everything a family
with two small children
would possess. The folks
at Rutrough Cabinets of
Rocky Mount fashioned
them all to complement
the character of the
home and their desired
function. From the
always-needed kitchen
and bathroom cabinetry,
to the built-in library
shelving in the family
room, to the bespoke
produce bins for storing
John's garden veggies,
this German-Baptist
family of fine craftsmen
left their mark in almost
every room of the home.
Other details you'll
see here are the

decorative tiles from
Portugal behind the gas
range, quartz countertops
and farmhouse sink in
the kitchen. And, in the
bathrooms, subway tile,
double sinks, glassedin showers and heated
floors.
Finally, we'd be remiss
if we didn't mention the
attic playroom. This room
isn't just a functional
space the boys will love
as they get older, but the
keeper of an important
unseen detail.
"Monica is very
focused on energy
efficiency," says John
as he opens the panel
to reveal new blown-in
insulation.
"Yeah," adds Laurie
Beth, "we added 1,500
square feet to our home
but our electric bill is
one hundred dollars less
per month."
What can be more
beautiful than saving on
your electric bill? -CA

"When they came to bid," says Laurie Beth,
"they brought all the subcontractors with them.
We had like 15 people in here."
"They were crawling all over the place," adds John,
"looking in all the nooks and crannies of the house."
"BSI," says Laurie Beth, "is like a well-oiled
machine."
According to Beisley, inviting all partners to
the home is standard procedure to help them get
realistic pricing as early as possible in the project.
"This way," he says, "we get answers to questions
before the project gets started."
As far as home renovations go, this job started
with a modest wish list: a bigger, open kitchen, a
master suite and more guest space.
Carol J.
Alexander

is a freelance
sustainable living
and lifestyle writer
and editor living in
the Shenandoah
Valley. Since 2007,
her work has
appeared in over
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JULY/AUGUST 2019

The Heart of the Home

"I wanted to open up the floor plan," says Laurie
Beth, "so I could see the kids from the kitchen."
What was a small, secluded kitchen now includes
a family room, walk-in pantry and coffee bar.

The quartz countertop, stainless steel appliances,
LED strip lighting and gas range are tell-tale signs
that this home went through a renovation. But
otherwise, the flooring matches the rest of the
home.
"Daniel called it 'seamless'," says John, referring
to Daniel Hurst, vice president of BSI, who came
to estimate the job.
In an effort to keep the original feel of the
home, so the untrained eye would never realize
they tore off the entire back-end of the house
and added 1,500 square feet, the contractors
went to great lengths to maintain the character
of the home. They saved and refinished all
the original flooring and made new flooring
to match. They installed period tiles in the
bathrooms. They made new baseboard and crown
molding for the addition to match the rest of the
home. They even matched the arched doorway
downstairs in the upstairs addition. Best of all,
they kept the old steam radiators (and furnace),
but added mini-splits for air conditioning.
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