Here you can find remodeling and construction projects completed by Thomas J. Pearson Inc. Click the project titles to see full project descriptions and galleries with before and after photos.
The owners of this traditional home sought to update and expand their somewhat dated and crowded kitchen. The former kitchen had a corner sink and a modified U-shape, but with the only entry intersecting the refrigerator and bar passage, it did not allow for multiple cooks in the kitchen. The existing kitchen was separated from the family room by a wall which included a see-through fireplace, but in reality the two areas were distinctly separate. As this family enjoys cooking and entertaining, they sought to open the space to accommodate a large island in the kitchen and opening the space to the adjoining family room. Additionally, they wanted the cooking surfaces and appliances to be state of the art, but with a style reminiscent of Tuscany.
To achieve the effect, color groups and materials were selected to create the Tuscan region’s theme. Round shapes were included throughout the space including the island top and the custom archway opening to the family room. The owners selected cherry cabinetry with a dark brown... more
The attic of this 1920's home was transformed into a third story master bedroom suite a with full bath. A construction stairway and access were created to minimize home intrusion during construction. The roof was opened and expanded to allow for headroom in the new space. Amish-built stair parts were custom fabricated to match the period of the home with the new third-story staircase. The master bedroom boasts east and south-facing windows for light and custom arched round doors with French beveled glass. The bath includes a custom cherry vanity cabinet with fixture, custom built pivoting mirrors, elaborate tile, and trim selections to match the style of the existing home.
In this project, the client wanted to make an arts and crafts themed first floor. First, walls were torn down to open up the space. To carry the arts and crafts theme throughout the first floor quarter sawn cabinets and a hand-scraped wood floors were installed in the kitchen, new arts and crafts columns were added between the kitchen and family room, and doors and trim sympathetic to the rest of the theme were replaced in each room. The staircase was also completely redone with new null posts, balusters, skirt boards, and risers.
Initially, this 1800 square foot space was completely unfinished with concrete walls. The clients hoped to use this enormous space to fulfill a variety of functions. After the remodel this previously unfinished space contained a perfect entertaining area with a full bar, home theater, and large living space; a full bathroom with an electrical warming towel warmers; a workout space somewhat separated from the rest of the basement; and a bedroom with a built in window seats and closets with custom shelving. The basement was trimmed out with columns and woodwork to match the existing woodwork in the home so that it appeared as if the remodel took place when the home was built.
The owners of this home sought to modernize and open the entire first floor, enabling an open kitchen and family room concept. With this first floor remodel, we created a contemporary space by removing all of the interior walls, reinforcing the roof structure and raising the ceiling height four feet. This remodel involved sleek custom black walnut cabinets, radius walls with niches in the entryway and a three-sided contemporary gas fireplace.
Interior Design: Jo Levine AKBD
Architect: Constantine Design Group
Cabinetry: WoodShapes Unlimited
The clients of this home wanted to update their kitchen and add more space. We began by tearing out the existing wall and building the new addition. After the addition was built, the living space and kitchen were remodeled. The arched window in the newly constructed living space attached to the kitchen provides natural light to the entire space. The additional space and light along with the granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and hardwood floors gives the space an open and comfortable feel.
This project included a whole first floor and basement remodel. On the first floor, the space where the laundry room was originally located was converted and utilized for the kitchen area. A new floor system was framed to provide a new laundry room in the garage. Several walls were removed to open up the space of the kitchen to the rest of the first floor. Granite countertops, custom glazed cabinetry, and hand scraped wood floors were included in this kitchen. For aesthetics and style, the island in the middle of the kitchen was stained to provide a contrast to the cream/white colored cabinets throughout the kitchen. The material over the fireplace was removed, new tile was installed, and the walled ceiling and woodwork were repainted.
Like the kitchen, the basement included a new hand scraped wood floor. The basement was completely gutted, framed, drywalled, and finished like the first floor as well. A new bar with custom cabinetry was installed. Along the foot of the cabinets of the bar a new metal bar was installed to provide a commercial feel. Pendant lights were installed to hang just above those seated at the bar. A new full bathroom and closet were added in the basement as well.
Cabinetry: WoodShapes Unlimited
In this whole home renovation we added a partial second floor complete with two bedrooms, closets, and a full bathroom. We created a brand new garage while converting the existing garage into an open family room. Floors were replaced in each room and windows were added as well. In the living room, the wood-burning fireplace was rebuilt along with its chimney. Also, flush beams were retrofitted in the open space to make the ceiling continuous and uninterrupted by any visible beams. The kitchen was completely renovated and included new custom cabinetry, countertops, and tile floor.
This spacious, yet extremely friendly and inviting home lacked a kitchen with personality and functionality for this growing family and their desire to entertain others. The goal for this renovation was to provide for new and larger appliances, maintain views to the rear yard, and provide family seating space within the kitchen.
The home’s existing exterior architecture provides references reminiscent Italian villas with terra cotta clay tile roofing, half-round steel windows and ornate stonework. The interior evokes similar images through the use of warm earth tone wall colors, hardwood floors, wrought-iron railings and plastered walls.
The home’s existing pallet of aged materials and their warm earth tones was reinforced with the selection of new finish materials such as: red brick, limestone veneer, linoleum flooring, African-mahogany cabinets, quartz perimeter countertops...more
The clients for this project wanted to open up two closed off spaces in the basement. Before, there was a concrete block wall with a small opening between the two spaces. To open up the space, the concrete wall was removed, the ceilings were shored, new foundations were poured, and an eighteen foot steel beam was installed to carry the first floor. Thomas J. Pearson Inc. coordinated and completed the basement finish including the drywall installation and finish, electrical, heating and cooling, plumbing, trim work, and flooring.
The project included a few unique features. One of these was the futuristic television cabinet. Two televisions which lowered into a concealed cabinet were installed. These televisions were back to back so that they could entertain both sides of the basement and disappear when not in use. Another unique feature was the curved stairway which added to the modern style of the basement.
TJP Inc. and the owners worked with Cynthia C. Walker at Walker Designs who did all the interior design work ranging from the style of the cabinetry to the beautiful and colorful glass backsplash.
Tile Design/Interior Design by Cynthia C. Walker; Copyright Walker Designs, LLC 2013. Used by permission.
Willow Ridge Home Addition
These homeowners wanted to get the most out of a home addition and bathroom remodel. After the project was completed, they ended up with a gourmet kitchen, a remodeled basement, a sunroom, and a master bathroom remodel.
To complete the addition, the existing concrete walls in the basement were cut and new foundations and concrete walls were built. New beams were then installed to carry what would eventually be the kitchen and the rest of the second floor.
As a culinary expert, this homeowner sought additional space and functionality with the kitchen makeover. Space was increased via extending the room by four feet, requiring new concrete walls and foundations from below. The design incorporated keeping some existing cabinetry and designing the added cabinetry to match. A custom cherry island and... more
This project involved a complete renovation of a turn of the century Indianapolis home. We created a new kitchen within the existing space, which matches the existing home architecture and details, including new enlarged arched opening, quarter-sawn oak flooring, and cabinetry and lighting that matches the period of the home.
This 24’ by 22’ addition opens up the the first floor space with an additional room that connects to the kitchen. The newly constructed space serves as a living room/sunroom.
To do this, we tore down the kitchen wall and built a temporary plywood wall to keep the space closed off from the new construction. The new structure was framed and the roof was shingled. To allow for the roof line, new window openings were built and new windows were purchased to meet current egress requirements. The double door that initially went to the exterior was transformed into an 8’ tall opening. The kitchen window at the sink was taken out and now has a wood jamb opening with a granite countertop for a bar where people can sit and watch the cooks at work.
Inside the addition we created some additional cabinet space for another serving area. The cabinetry was framed to fit a beverage cooler. The floor in the addition matches the existing hand scraped wood floor in the kitchen. One particular challenge we faced in the addition was ensuring that the floor elevation for the new addition lined perfectly so that it was seamless.
On the exterior we installed a new cultured ledge stone and a real limestone sill with actual rock face to provide... more
This newly remodeled basement provides the homeowners with a new full bar, office desk and space, entertainment area, and a full bathroom. The staircase leading to the new basement includes a feature which allows those coming down the staircase to view the entire basementthrough a niche in the wall. Custom cabinetry was installed to match the existing cabinetry in the basement at the bar and desk area. The full bathroom contains custom shelving and a sleek red paint. Though the basement contains many features, the timber stepped window well proves to be one of the most dramatic. The newly constructed window well now allows sunlight to enter the basement completely redefining the space by offering natural light.
The owners of this 1950's home sought additional living space. The design was created to add a new space for the garage, convert the existing garage into a usable family room area, update the kitchen and open it to the new family room. Because the façade of the home was limestone and brick, care was taken in removal of the limestone adjoining the new space, so that it could be reused on the front elevation, as the former garage door was converted to a window. The resulting look blends with the architecture of the home.
An open concept was created by removal of a wall separating the kitchen from the former garage space and continuing the kitchen bar area to adjoin the family room. In the new room, French doors open south, providing light and easy access to the backyard. A half-bath was added in the new space for convenience. 2006 MAME Award Recipient, Best Room Addition.
The kitchen of this historic Irvington home in east Indianapolis was expanded to create an open flow and additional space. A former butler's pantry, closet, and load-bearing wall were removed, and a new steel beam was added to open the space. Some existing cabinetry was re-purposed, and new cabinetry, trim work, and granite counters were added. The home now boasts a traditional yet functional and modern kitchen.
Complete makeover of master bath, office, and closet space. This project involved removing and replacing windows, replacing existing fixtures, and installation of hardwood flooring throughout the space. The newly-created design allowed for walk-in master shower.