Whether you are looking to restore an entire property, build an addition, or remodel an existing part of your home, we are here to share your vision and build it to last.
We have learned over the years that renovations have been talked about at the kitchen table for years. The first step in our process is sitting down with you and hearing your needs and your ideas. From there we can make our recommendations, bring in architects and start putting your dreams down on paper. We work directly with clients on design contracts that break down the process into stages. This allows owners to see where the project is going cost wise before investing large fees in architecture. Once the design is finalized, we will give a final price and will take the project from permitting all the way through completion. Our renovation clients also have access to our in-house design center for making all your selections.
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Megill Homes was contracted to take this original stone home located adjacent to the Historic Merion Golf Club and make it into a home that the owners always dreamed of. The home was taken down all the way to the studs before the complete rebuild could be started. Additional foundations were added which allowed us create a large Family Room, Master Bedroom Suite, and a three car garage. The remainder of the home was re worked to create a beautiful 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home that maintained its classic style put also has all of the modern amenities of a new home.
The first floor has an open flowing floor plan with a large mudroom, Study, Living Room, Dining Room and Powder room. The modern Kitchen flows into the Breakfast Room and Family Room giving the entire area a wide open, bright feel. Original features of the home are still present with exposed stone walls in the Family Room and Study as well and a second floor porch accessed the Master Bedroom.
The original stone was repaired and repointed while Hardi Plank siding and a new cedar roof were incorporated to complete the classic look the owners always wanted.
Some homes just have a lot of charm and the last thing a smart owner and contractor want to do is lose the charm of the home when you are doing a major renovation. The Owners of this Cape style home needed bedrooms on their second level and a Family room for their growing family but they did not want to change the appearance of the home from the street. We were able to accomplish this by using an almost flat roof on the rear of the home. This allowed us to add the needed bedrooms and bathrooms, but the front of the home and the total height of the roofline was not changed. The existing garage was converted to a large Family room and a new detached garage was added.
Kitchen renovations are the most popular renovations that we see. This is the area of the home where all families gather and spend the most time. For this project we had the space we needed without any additions so the focus became the design and colors of the kitchen to maximum the potential of this home. The growing trend seems to be large islands and this kitchen may have the largest island we have built. Along with the kitchen, trim updated were done in the keeping room, new brick floors were installed in the mudroom and study, the Owner’s Suite was redone with ship lap walls and ceiling, and all the site finished hardwood floors throughout the home were sanded down and restained.
The winner of the 2021 Synergy Award for the best historic renovation was truly a passion project for Megill Homes. The 200 year old Tenant house from the original Rokeby Stock Farm in West Chester sits on a beautiful piece of land and has all the charm you could ever want. The problem was the house was really showing its age and needed more than just a face lift. Megill worked with the Historic Preservation Committee from the Township to design a home that would have all the amenities of a modern home but keep the look and feel of the Historic Resource that this home is. The home was taken down to the bare studs; floors and ceilings were removed and raised; a garage, breezeway, and stairwell were added; the rear of the home was expanded to allow for a beautiful first floor owner’s suite; and all systems were removed and replaced. Once the main structural and mechanical projects were complete our team focused on finishes on the interior that would give all the modern features with the feel of the historic farmhouse. Using materials from the property was an important piece of this project. Beams that were removed during demolition were reused as accent ceiling beams throughout the home and barn wood from the barn on the property were used as accents in the kitchen. Even stone that was removed from the original 24” thick exterior walls were used on the porches and breezeway. This project is a great example of what the Megill Team can accomplish.
The goal of this project was to help our clients realize their vision in the home they were purchasing. We worked with the clients prior to them purchasing the home so they could see what was possible and what the costs would be before they made their offer. The most crucial aspect of this project was adding width to the kitchen area. A 5’ addition added the room we needed to give the kitchen the look and feel everyone wanted. Once in the home we updated the window package in the family room, replaced exterior doors, replaced stair railings and spindles, added new hardwood flooring and carpet. On the exterior we replaced stucco with James Hardi Plank siding and replaced the deck and patio.
There are not many neighborhoods in our area like Radley Run so it made sense for the owners to make the changes they wanted to their home instead of going into the market to find a home that had everything they wanted. The kitchen was the main focus of this renovation and with most houses that are a little older, the kitchen needed more space. An addition was done out the rear of the home to allow the space that was needed for a modern kitchen. At the same time, we added a larger addition out the rear of the home to allow for a Guest bedroom / Office with a full bath and a large laundry room. By adding the laundry in this area, we were able to free up space in the mudroom and make this area a space the family can really use on a daily basis. Walls were also removed on the first floor to give this home a more open feel and hardwood floors were added to areas and existing areas were refinished to give a new consistent look throughout the main floor.
Sometimes our clients find the almost perfect home on the resale market but they wanted to make it their own. Renovations to homes that have been built in the past twenty years do not always need additions to get the space today’s buyers desire. This home has a great layout and really just needed a new look to fit the client’s needs. A new Kitchen and Bathroom gives any home the new home feeling and that is where we started on this project. From there we redid the laundry room, removed some dated interior columns, created some unique trim details and refinished all the hardwood floors.
The two most important areas we see in our renovation business are the Kitchen and Bathrooms. This client had redone their kitchen a few years back and now set their sights on a modern, spacious owner’s bathroom. There is truly something special about have your own peaceful oasis away from the world in your own home.
This Megill Homes renovation turned this beautiful 4BR home into the class of Cherry Creek (West Chester, PA). The home’s 2-story family/dining area was transformed into a modern and updated family room, additional bedroom and bathroom. A porch was converted into a lovely covered veranda, adding additional space for living, regardless of weather conditions.
The owners of this property had several goals in mind when they contacted us for this large renovation: Create a larger family room and updated kitchen, create a mudroom/ laundry room/ full bath on first floor for their busy family, add a third garage bay, and totally revamp the exterior look of the house. All of these goals were met along with some added touches like full stone fireplace in family room that can be viewed from all sides as you access the basement. This will also be a great look from the exterior as you can see the stone from the back yard where there are future plans for a matching stone fireplace and patio. The Foyer and Dining Room were also expanded to get some much needed room and to help with the new exterior look. A master closet on the second floor and stairs to area above the new three car garage where a future room is now possible were also added.
This Megill Homes transformation comes to us from Villanova, PA. This home was taken down all the way to the first floor before the home magicians went to work. Brand new Family Room, Kitchen, Mudroom, and Master Bedroom were added. Then, the home was built completely back up into a dream residence you see in these pictures.
Many thanks to the owners of this gorgeous home for entrusting the creation of their dream, custom home to Megill Homes.
The Megill Team worked with this owner to completely revamp their kitchen and living spaces. The screen porch was converted to a large breakfast room. An addition was added to create a new laundry /mudroom that was needed for this active family. All interior walls were removed in the existing laundry /kitchen area to create the open feel for this large kitchen. The master bathroom was also renovated to create a more updated look. Dormers were added to create a bonus bedroom with full bath over the garage. To finish everything off, the small deck was removed and replaced with a large deck to take advantage of the spectacular views.
Working with clients that have a vision for a property and helping them see it through is always a rewarding process. When these clients purchased their home, many would say that it did not need to be remodeled as it was already an impressive property. What the clients did with this home took this impressive property to the next level. A full exterior renovation included adding stone and siding as well a lower and upper deck overlooking the pool. The interior was completely redone with some structural changes of adding a split stair, removing walls to enlarge the kitchen, creating a new dining room, and creating a family entry on the first floor that allowed the laundry to be moved to the second floor. Once the structural work was complete the new finishes throughout the home helped the property reach its full potential.
Garnet Valley Exterior Living Space
There is a growing trend in our market to take advantage of outdoor living spaces and these types of projects are always fun to work with clients on. For this project the owners were looking for two main areas: an outdoor kitchen and a covered deck for entertaining and spending time with family. The outdoor kitchen features a built in grill as well as a ceramic smoker for some serious BBQ. The covered deck area with wood ceiling, built in heaters, fireplace and a TV is the perfect spot to spend time with family all year long.
Greenville Cape Renovation
The idea of a renovation is not always to totally change the look of a home, but to enhance the style of the home while keeping its original appeal. While doing this you can also add light and space to a home that will help it reach its potential. Dormer windows were added on the front and rear of this home to open up the first floor living areas and bring in natural light. New siding and an updated main entrance finished the look for the exterior. On the interior the goal was to take advantage of the new bright areas and bring in some new finishes that match the owner’s style. The Owner’s Suite was also a priority on this project so we creating a wood ceiling detail in the bedroom and completely remodeled the bath with classic finishes.