I enlarged a tiny closet into a mudroom by extending it into the porch. A window to the porch provides natural lighting. I built custom cubbies, shelves, and a bench.
I converted the unfinished basement doubling the living area of the home. How this is done is crucial in order to prevent mold and water damage.
The photos below are a job we did in Beverly in May 2014. The fir porch flooring and pine trim were quite rotted and would not hold paint. We replaced the tongue and groove floor with 5/4 PVC decking, and the pine trim was replaced by pvc trimboards. The new scotia moldng is also PVC. Hidden clips hold the slotted deck boards in place, and color-coded deck screws are used for the leading edges and “picture frame” edging.
This old house began as a one-room blacksmith’s shop. The post and beam construction and low ceilings indicate that it may date to the 18th Century.
Until the late 20th Century homes were usually built with small rooms connected by hallways. People now want more open space, and the entire first floors of homes are often built without doorways between downstairs areas.
This week I’m installing Andersen architectural windows in a house from the 1800’s (as many homes are here on the
Andersen offers exterior trim kits for their 400 series Woodwright and Architectural series windows. The pieces are constructed of fibrex in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are designed to snap into the special nailing flanges that are used to secure windows in place.
The owner asked me to design and build a desk and shelving that would maximize space and create a comfortable environment.