Before + After

ROAM specializes in transforming spaces and buildings from old and out-of-date to new and refreshed.  Here are some recent examples of spaces and homes that we have revitalized.

Split-Level Addition • Rockland County, NY

Construction Photo - Fall 2018


This young and growing family need to expand their existing home. Working with their existing 2-bedroom 1- bathroom split-level home, we helped these homeowners double their living space. Newly created spaces include a first floor open concept kitchen / living room / dining room, and a new attached 1-car garage. On the new upper level, a new master bedroom suite plus two additional bedrooms, a hall bath and laundry room round out the spaces necessary to make this family comfortable here for years to come.

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Gabled Modern Second Floor Addition • Nyack, NY

These homeowners recently purchased this home for the land and it's location adjacent to a nature preserve.  It's a modest home, too small for their current family, but on a great, generously sized lot next to acres of woodlands.  The homeowners really enjoy a lifestyle immersed in nature, and wanted as much opportunity as possible to create a home which invites the outside in.


The homeowners have a desire to use natural and sustainable materials, and are drawn to homes with cedar board and batten siding and other rustic materials.

Being mindful of the homeowner's desire to make as little impact on the land as possible, a decision was made early on to expand up rather than out.  Additionally, we decided that one of the additional main objectives of the project would be to reorient the front of the house to the existing street, rather than towards a "paper street" that was conceived, but never constructed when the house was originally constructed.

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Mid-century Modern Addition and Renovation • New City, NY

The homeowners fell in love with the aesthetics and natural setting of their existing 4-bedroom mid-century modern home, but after a year of living in the home they began to uncover some of its shortcomings.  The home lacked a proper front entrance, the existing living spaces (u-shaped kitchen, dining and living rooms) were all too small and closed off from each other, and storage was lacking.  Coupled with the fact that the existing 4 bedrooms were split on the first and second floors, and they felt they wanted to keep a closer eye on their small children, the family began to understand that an addition and renovation would be required.


Working with the homeowners, we designed a sizable 2-story addition creating a glass enclosed open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor, and an additional bedroom above.  In addition, a new 2-story glass entry foyer makes an impression upon arrival.  Lastly, the entire facade is to be renovated with new windows, siding, stone and wood accents.

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Modern Farmhouse Addition and Renovation • West Nyack, NY


These new homeowners fell in love with this home's location and size, but weren't thrilled about it's dated exterior.  They approached us with the idea of turning this 1980's contemporary home into a Modern Farmhouse aesthetic, complete with white board and batten siding, a new front porch addition, a new roof deck addition, as well as enlarging the current garage.  New windows throughout, a new cupola, new metal roofing and new siding throughout will complete the exterior renovation.

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Adirondack-style Addition and Renovation • New City, NY

This existing home had been owned by the family for decades, and the patriarch of the family had always dreamed of doing an addition to this house to take advantage of the beautiful vistas from the property.  It was, after all, the reason he originally purchased the property in the 1960's when the area was more rural and life was simpler.  Unfortunately, that dream was not realized during his lifetime.  Upon their father's passing, the next generation decided to undertake the addition and renovation to the home in honor him;  his dream is being realized and fulfilled posthumously.


The project consists of a one-story great room addition on the first floor of the house which maximizes the views to the landscape beyond.  In addition, on the first floor, the existing kitchen will be expanded and renovated with the existing wall between the kitchen and living room removed, as well as the wall between the existing house and new great room addition.  The end result will be an "open concept" living / dining / kitchen / great room space which will be perfect for large family gatherings and entertaining.

In addition to the work in the home's public areas, a master bedroom suite is planned for the first floor, which will allow the homeowners to age in place during the decades ahead.  Two large bedrooms on the second floor will be converted into four smaller but still generously-sized bedrooms for the couple's grown children.

An Adirondack style was chosen by the homeowners for their home.  Design features include a fireplace and exposed beams in the new great room, black prairie-style windows, and massive stone piers so signature to the style.

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This is not your mother's cape! • Nanuet, NY


These homeowners recently acquired this home from their parents, and the design challenge for us was to help them re-imagine the home that she grew up in.  After time away at college, getting married and starting her own family, this homeowner ended up back in her childhood home, and really needed a fresh outlook on the home with which she was so familiar.  

On a limited budget, we have been helping these clients reorganize and update the main public spaces of the home (namely kitchen, living room and dining room) along with renovations of the existing bathrooms.  In addition to the interior work, the homeowners wished to make some minor exterior renovations to bring a fresh and updated curb appeal to the property.

Design features of the renovated home will include:

  • New front covered entry and stairs

  • New, elongated windows, which help with the proportions of the front facade

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Turn-of-the Century Renovation • Piermont, NY







This existing home was originally built circa 1919, and was ready for a major renovation.  As was characteristic of the period in which the home was built, the existing spaces were small and closed in.  The design concept included removing walls on first floor for a thoroughly updated and open living / dining / kitchen space, as well as creating a new first floor powder room and entry. Great care was taken to preserve and embrace original period details, including the wood doors and hardware (which were all refinished and reused), the existing stairs (also refinished), and an existing brick pier was exposed to restore some of the home’s inherent charm. The existing wood flooring was also refinished to retain the original details and character.

Kitchen Renovation • West Nyack, NY


After living in her home for decades and raising her family here, this client was ready to renovate her outdated kitchen into something that she could enjoy with her grandchildren for years to come.

A small 3'-0" addition along the entire length of the kitchen allowed us to transform what was previously a galley kitchen into a spacious kitchen with a peninsula.  Ivory cabinets, light vinyl flooring and lots of natural light keep this renovation light and airy, while the teal blue crackled glass accent tile backsplash gives the kitchen that splash of color that livens the space.

Complete renovation and addition • Nyack, NY

This existing home was originally built in 1907, and was ready for a major renovation.  As was characteristic of the period in which the home was built, the existing spaces were small and closed in.  The design concept included opening up the first floor for a thoroughly updated living / dining / kitchen space, creating a new powder room, and relocating the front entry.  A small addition enclosed what was once an open porch.  On the second floor, three small bedrooms became two generously sized bedrooms with a shared family bath and walk-in closet for the master bedroom.

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Kitchen renovation for a landlord • Katonah, NY

We recently renovated a home for a client using this family home as a rental property.  The project included the renovation of the kitchens and bathrooms to bring them up-to-date and suitable for renting to tenants.

In the kitchen, we painted the existing cabinets while leaving them in place, and installed a new countertop, tile backsplash, cabinet pulls, lighting and appliances to take this kitchen from dated to current with only a minimal investment.