Painting is usually the final step in many construction projects. Painting serves two main functions. First, painting adds color and distinction to your project, personalizing your house. Second, painting is the last layer of protection your house has against the elements. On an exterior project, such as the one in the photos below, primers and … Continue reading Painting. The final step
This kitchen had custom made cabinets which needed modernizing but were hand made pieces worth keeping. We reused some of the wood, updated the hardware and made new pieces to match the older looking ones. A combination of ingenuity and talent and hard work. An up to date kitchen with is own unique look. … Continue reading Kitchen: modernizing while keeping the old
Using maple and Brazilian cherry (jatoba) this herringbone pattern floor, surrounded by a border gives a unique look to this kitchen floor. This picture shows the quality of the finish carpentry, it does not show the 2 days of preparation that went into getting the location of the corners and the border. Great job Andrew, … Continue reading Herringbone floor
We are renovating a kitchen which involved the removal of a structural wall. Pictured below is a new structural beam surrounded by new drain lines and new electrical work. Not a beautiful thing to look at necessarily, but pretty involved engineering and craftsmanship. Thank you to the designer, architect, engineer for the support and direction, … Continue reading Structural changes
Views of a new copper roof, the roof is flat and about 6 ft by 6 ft . Shinny now but will change to dark brown, then to green over time. Life expectancy... 70 or 80 years. Nice job Andrew and Kurtis
This staircase was re-made from carpet covered rough framing to hardwood. In the process the original frame had to be adjusted to equalize the rise of each stair. The finished wood is Brazilian cherry. Additionally the handrails were made from solid Brazilian cherry, shaped in our shop, and new newel posts and balusters were installed. … Continue reading Stair case renovated
This bathroom, completed recently, features a glass enclosed custom tiled shower, a free standing tub, double sink vanity, Brazilian cherry hardwood floor.
A new division of Casa Buena Builders is taking shape. Andrew Sanchez (our longest serving employee) has spent the last several years learning slate work, acquiring tools and learning the "tricks of the trade". In the course of our work in Providence and its historic districts we have already completed several projects ranging from things … Continue reading Slate roofing
Matthew, my youngest son, a very talented artist, installing tile borders. Patience and attention to detail make for the best product. The second picture is him a few years ago on one of his first tile jobs.