Lowery Garage Door Addition
The Lowery’s had a few issues which needed to be taken care of… The garage door frame was the least of them, but the most photogenic. We worked in conjunction with Overhead Door to install a secure framework from which they could work. Following their specs, we finished the door frame in just under a day.
What didn’t get photographed were the 5,000 some odd bats which were living in their attic. Yep, bats – lots of bats. We removed the critters and the insulation, put down a heavy coat of bleach and then replaced the insulation. We didn’t replace the bats (metal lathe was secured over anything that even looked like an opening in the attic space). So far, they haven’t returned.
Haller Porch Enclosure
The Haller’s had a great view from their back porch, but the concrete slab and open enclosure didn’t make the space plesant to spend time in. They asked us to level the slab, lay slate tile and to enclose the area as a screened in porch – adding a beadboard ceiling, trimwork and two new fans.
We decided to mimic the craftsman style of the neighborhood in the screen supports which made the space blend into the style of the house. The beadboard ceiling and slate helped to make the porch feel more like a sunroom – adding a three season space for the couple to enjoy.
This deck was a lot of fun to build – largely due to the really cool people we were working for. Steve, Melissa, Wes and the recently departed Hooper (their much – loved and really fat beagle) were a real pleasure to be around. The deck measures out at about 500sq/ft and wraps around several trees and bushes. The railing supports are 3/4 inch copper pipe, which hide the wiring for the deck lights. There is a large bench seat directly against the house which providea storage and a spot to place a mini fridge to keep those important Summer beverages cool.
Babb’s Exterior Renovation
This charming 1930’s Bungalow needed some serious help. It had been covered in aluminium siding, painted moss green and then left to moulder for 30 years. The Babbs removed the siding (some of it by hitching a truck to a sheet…). We got involved at the point that it was time to restore the siding, reconstruct the trim-work and paint.
Bailey Deck Conversion
The Bailey’s were getting a little older and were looking for a solution to the problem of having the laundry room located in the basement. Somehow, the thirteen stairs – somewhat rickety stairs – leading down to the wash area didn’t seem like the minor inconvenience that it had in the past (especially when carrying a hamper of clothes). We discussed several options and came up with the solution of converting the screened in porch to a laundry area. In order to keep the “Open” feel of the space, we installed as many large windows as we could.
They had originally wanted to install some sort of laminate flooring, but the pricing on Travertine at Floor and Decor (1.15 for 12×12 tiles) was so close to the square footage cost of good laminate, that it made more sense to go with that. The photos don’t show the cabinets that we installed from Panda (90.00 each for 3/4 inch solid plywood, covered with Maple veneer) or the final siding – matching the existing vinyl (from home depot – 400.00 for special order – delivered six weeks late). As a side note, NEVER trust Home Depot with a Special Order ANYTHING, I’ve been doing this for a few years, and have had a special order arrive on time and in the condition it was promised on only two occasions.
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