Nate & Teresa are the proud owners of NP Design & Photography in historic downtown New Richmond, Wisconsin. Located in a century-old building, their space is no stranger to storytellers. In fact, it was once the home of the community newspaper. When they approached us for a consultation, they were most interested in the installation of new windows. The preexisting ones had been boarded up and their studio was starved of natural light. They looked to us for a window solution that would blend well with the location’s charming brick exterior.
After discussing options, the final selection was Andersen windows. As local business owners, they felt compelled to work with another company in the area. As a past employee of Andersen Windows, Teresa felt very strongly about choosing Andersen windows for her project. A benefit of working with a Minnesota window manufacturer is that they understand how to produce products that can handle extreme hot and cold temperatures. Andersen Windows offer the durability of wood, while still maintaining low maintenance properties. They come in a plethora of contemporary hues that are guaranteed to not fade, crack, rot, or blister. The exterior color of the windows were a bronze which blended well with the brick. White was selected as the interior color that worked well with the space’s color palate.
At the initial consultation, Nate & Teresa expressed an interest in defining spaces within the studio for consultations, wardrobe changes, and capturing the essence of their clients. (FYI-Nate is a three time recipient of the Twin Cities High School Senior Photographer of the Year…no easy feat!) After further discussion, our team put together a plan that included framing, drywall installation, new doors, trim, and crown molding.
As is the case with the majority of historical properties, the insulation, left something to be desired. This was particularly true when it came to both the dressing and consultation spaces. This project presented the perfect opportunity for the application of spray foam insulation. This type of insulation expands to cover the entire area being targeted. As a result, moisture is unable to permeate it, which prevents mold growth. Air infiltration is also limited.
“We were very pleased with the level of service that Lindus Construction provided to us and have referred Lindus to everyone that asks about our latest remodel.”