With this project we rebuilt the porch railing using a mortise and tenon technique to fasten everything together. The balusters had tenons on each end that fitted into the corresponding mortises in the upper and lower rails. The ends of the rails had tenons on them that fitted into corresponding mortises on each side of the support posts. Taller support posts were installed and then we added beams to extended the eaves over both porches. We installed framing to accept polycarbonate panels that allow natural light in yet still have the protection a covered porch provides.
GRAND LUXURY AND STYLE
This project was a complete home remodel. IN the kitchen we created a custom island, and maple cabinetry with a cherry finish, TV cabinet with a pull out swivel base above the refrigerator, carved wood onlays, granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash and under-cabinet lighting. Stainless steel appliances were installed to finish off the kitchen area. We removed a wall that separated the living area from the kitchen area and created beautiful wet bar with granite countertops and a hammered nickle sink, carved wood onlays and columns with accent lighting to highlight features. Above the bar we designed and built an overhead piece with accent lighting as well. Large crown molding with lighting on an adjustable dimmer creates a theatrical effect like no other. We added wall sconces and a waterford crystal chandelier with a medalion in the formal dining area. The fireplace and mirror we designed and fabricated from carved maple stock with a cherry finish. There is also accent lighting that we installed behind the mantle header to highlight the marble hearth and surround.
This was a large scale water damage restoration project that involved gutting the house back to the studs. Several water pipes froze and burst while the homeowner was out of state visiting family. It was estimated the water flooded the home for almost two weeks before they returned home. The only portion of the home that did not sustain damage was the second floor. The old knob and tube wiring, cast iron and lead plumbing, HVAC system and insulation were all replaced and upgraded to meet Code requirements. The coal burning fireplace was converted to natural gas. Cherry hardwood flooring was install throughout the entire main level of the home. In the kitchen cherry cabinetry and new countertops were installed along with stainless steel appliances. Natural wood trim, doors and Energy-Star rated windows and entry doors where installed.The bathroom received mosaic floor tiles and subway style wall tiles. Tub and toilet are from the Kohler classic collection and the tub/shower faucet and vanity faucet are from Moen. Custom vanity with quartz countertop with a porcelain under-mount sink. All the paint colors through out the entire house are historically correct. The lower level of the house was also reconstructed. The walk-out finished basement had all the cracks in the foundation repaired and a drain tile system with a sump pit and pump were installed prior to finishing. We also added a full bathroom to the lower level. The stairs were replaced and a wood newel post and railing were installed with wrought iron balusters.