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
Over the past few months, we have undertaken two moderate size masonry projects. The first, a chimney on the Southside of Providence - on a slate roof with entricate design details. Second, an old stone and brick foundation that was on the verge of collapse. The chimney was featured before in our article on complicated … Continue reading Chimneys and Foundations
This bathroom, completed recently, features a glass enclosed custom tiled shower, a free standing tub, double sink vanity, Brazilian cherry hardwood floor.
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.
Notice the marble floor in bathroom completed recently. Marble is a soft stone, has a "softer" feel than ceramic, and has the varied colors of natural stone. However, marble also is less resistant to impact (think dropped items) and over time will have "love marks". Some people don't like that...
This is the winter for renovating bathrooms. We have several under way. Bathrooms have a way of becoming complicated projects, perhaps because they are one of the most regularly used rooms in a home. They are complex from the designing stage through the completion. Most trades involved in residential construction are involved in the process. … Continue reading Bathrooms
Mosaic installation in progress. A kitchen remodel. New cabinets and detailed tile work