The basement build-out project at Old Island is nearing completion. I’m hopeful that an invitation will be forthcoming from the homeowners to the inaugural movie screening in the new home theater. Soon we will have Elliott Enterprises installing granite in the kitchen as well as DPM Carpet and Flooring installing the carpet in the theater.
The Brazilian Cherry engineered hardwood flooring is a beautiful contrast to the tan walls – actually Cincinnatian Hotel Carl Tan. Where do they come up with these paint names? When the granite is in and the tile backsplash done, the main living areas will be complete. We are starting the painting in the theater and it should be complete soon as well. The project will be posted to our Portfolio soon.
We just contracted to construct an outdoor living space at the rear of a historic home in Bristol. It will consist of a limestone sitting wall, post lanterns, stone courtyard, and a fireplace with a brick oven. We are also under contract to build a deck at the Kingsport Animal Shelter, a four-level deck in the Rock Springs area, and finally a Perennial Wood deck at my own home. Let us know if we can assist with your next project.
Several weeks back we started another project at the Old Island Lifestyle Community. We are moving along on schedule building out an unfinished basement. The new space will add about 1500 square feet and include a full kitchen, living area, bedroom, home theater, and an existing finished full bath. Instead of putting nail holes in the block foundation walls, we framed a full 2X4 wall around the entire perimeter of the finished areas. The Chris Mullins Company came in after the electrical and plumbing was rough-in and sprayed foam insulation in the wall cavities. Spray foam works by filling in all the cracks and crevices and expanding to eliminate air movement, which is the main cause of energy inefficiency. It will also provide some acoustic benefits and serve as an additional layer of moisture protection. The floor system above (ceiling for basement) was framed with trusses rather than traditional solid wood joists. The rim joist (the band around the outside perimeter of the floor) is OSB (oriented strand board) and can allow for significant air penetration if not sealed properly. The spray foam fills all the gaps and small openings and blocks the air from coming through. We will be continuing the installation of trim this week with wide crown moulding, baseboard, casing, and roman arch doors. Other finishes will include engineered hardwood flooring from DPM, Inc. and kitchen cabinets from Mid Continent Cabinetry and supplied by Builders First Source. Keep watching for our posts and we will keep you updated on our progress. We are continuing to book projects into the Spring and Summer months. If you are considering an addition, renovation, outdoor living space, decking, or even a basement build out like this one, give us a call.
We recently completed the renovation of an office and laundry room in the basement of a house in Fall Creek. Within the last couple of years, we have renovated the kitchen, rebuilt a deck, replaced the roof, and installed new soffit, fascia, and gutters. The home office was overcrowded, disorganized, and had very little work space. In the office we removed two layers of carpet and installed solid vinyl luxury tile.
In the very depressing and dated laundry, we removed old sheet vinyl and replaced with the same luxury vinyl tile. In both rooms, we replaced the windows with Pella® double-hung maintenance free vinyl windows. The laundry is also a full bath which, prior to renovation, was barely functional. We replaced the vanity, toilet, and shower. With new cabinetry in both rooms, new doors and trim, and fresh paint, being in these spaces is now a joy. The home office (a.k.a man cave) now has plenty of desktop work space. It is no longer drudgery to come to the basement and do laundry. For more pictures, visit our Portfolio.
May the peace and blessings of Christmas be yours;
And may the coming year be filled with happiness.
As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped us shape our business. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the years to come. To those who we know and have not had the privilege of working with, we thank you for your friendship. To all our friends, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors we wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with Peace and Prosperity. And may you have the gift of Faith, the blessing of Hope and the peace of His Love at Christmas and always.
We recently completed the renovation of a bath in Fairacres to include a handicap accessible custom tile shower with no curb for barrier-free entry, a shower bench, and a hand-held shower in addition to the traditional shower head. We replaced the drafty 1950′s aluminum window with one that is very modern and energy-efficient. Selected from the Architect Series® windows by Pella®, this one featured blinds between the glass and tilt sashes for easy cleaning. The shower utilized the Schluter® Shower System which is an integrated family of products that together form a fully bonded, watertight assembly for tiled showers. The shower wall ceramic tile is white 3″ X 6″ subway tile by DalTile®. The white octagon ceramic floor tiles were installed over a SunTouch® radiant floor heating mat to provide additional warmth to cold feet on cold winter mornings. The shower door was custom made to order and is frameless. The vanity cabinet by Wellborn® is 36″ high, instead of the traditonal 30″, for easier accessibility and features a Livingstone® 100% acrylic solid surfacing vanity top.
The homeowners were very happy to have replaced their 1950′s bath with a modern “spa experience” luxury bath and are enjoying the comforts it provides. To see more pictures of this project, and many more, visit our Portfolio.