Sunday, February 6, 2022

New Doorway and Entry Closet Framing


This was a project in Tempe, Arizona that I was asked to do several projects on over the course of two or three years. In the photo below I reframed the entryway from a double door to a single door. This then allowed for a new large entry closet as shown in the next photo.

In the third photo I framed in a half wall that eventually had cabinets mounted on the backside with a countertop matching the kitchen. It created a really nice area for putting out food and drinks at parties and family get together out of the kitchen and away from a busy kitchen.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Patio Home Repairs and Upgrades Prior to Sale

This patio home hadn't been updated since it was built in the 1960s. Prior to selling the owner needed several repairs done and wanted suggestions for possible upgrades before putting it the market. Most of the work was done by me, however the two bathrooms tile bathtub and shower surrounds and granite countertops were done by those respective specialists. Aside from those two items, the repairs/upgrades included replacement of some decayed fascia painting and some minor termite damage in several places, primarily around the garage door. Installed a very nice sliding glass door in the master bath. I suggested and updated the the look of what he called the inner courtyard. The hallway was always dark so I replaced the two bedroom doors ten pane frosted glass doors to allow light in from the bedrooms while maintaining privacy. I also painted most of the interior. Including painting the kitchen cabinets inside and out after removing the old countertop in preparation for the granite install. Aside from probably a dozen other small repairs and upgrades, the last biggish upgrade was removing a wet bar countertop and sink tucked into a small niche only twelve feet from the kitchen sink. It was useless so I suggested turning it into a pantry because the kitchen itself was small and didn't have much storage. Turned out really well.

There many more upgrades/updates etc but these were the highlights.

Greenhouse Repair

I was called to repair a greenhouse that had been standing for about fifteen years. The property had been sold and the greenhouse had to be brought back to full functionality prior to handing off the property to the new owners. After the replacement panels arrived I got work. While not particularly difficult it was a bit fiddly with some hidden issues that took some extra time to remedy. In the it was all good and the owners invited to work on their new property. Below is a couple of pictures prior to repairs.

Here are the pictures with the finished repairs.