Gove Restoration

This beautiful 1941 colonial received an exterior upgrade to include a new front door and pvc surround, storm doors, back addition windows, blown in insulation, siding and shutters. This home anchors the road it is on which made it very important to maintain as much of the originality as possible when adding maintenance free siding. Read more >

We resurfaced this two-tier deck after reinforcing the structure with additional framing. We used both Azek and Trex products. Read more >

This was a screen porch that had floor to ceiling height screens. It had a slanted, exposed rafter ceiling as well. We added additional footings, repaired ant damage, re-framed the walls, framed down the ceiling, insulated the ceiling, walls, and floor, installed a Coretec cork/laminate floor, installed energy efficient Windsor vinyl windows, updated all electrical, installed trim, sided the exterior, and painted the interior. Read more >

We removed an old, leaning garage, poured new frost walls and slab, and built this custom over-sized single car garage. We salvaged some of the old windows from the original garage and used them as fixed windows in the new structure. A carriage style door was installed along with all new electrical. Read more >

We built this screen porch to match the existing style of the house. We used all composite trim boards, including the beadboard ceiling. Composite decking was installed along with Certainteed Cedar Impressions siding. We installed a beautiful 12 light wood door into the sun porch and full height screens which are removable. Read more >

We were hired to remove and replace the Douglas Fir flooring on this partial wrap around porch. Upon removing the flooring, we discovered that we needed to strengthen the framing in certain spots. We also dug new footings to support the entire structure. We custom milled new balusters out of mahogany so we could rebuild part of the railing system. We also installed new fiberglass columns, new lattice, and trim boards. We then painted the railings, lattice, columns, trim, and floor. Read more >

Middletown exterior project is almost complete. The masons did a fantastic job repointing two entire sides of this historic gem. All mortar joints were completely ground out on two sides and new mortar was installed. The old damaged slate front floor was Jack hammered out and new beautiful Bluestone was installed. Many areas on the other two sides were repainted. Breathable water repellent was applied to the entire exterior of the home. The old garage doors were removed and we completed structural repairs on the opening. We also poured a concrete curb to prevent water from flowing into the home. The new doors for the space will be ordered and installed in the near future. We repaired some significant rot damage on the front porch. The entire flat roof was taken off and redone properly to prevent water from leaking in to the porch ceiling. A poor installation of the previous roof led to structural beam rot so we replaced the rotted beams and all of the trim. We used lifespan naturally pressure-treated trim which should last for many decades. A new railing was installed on the porch roof as well. Read more >

The are still a few wood bulkhead doors in Old Wethersfield and we had the pleasure of rebuilding another one of them. These can be a challenge as they need to maintain a certain look while keeping out the rain and animals. We think this accomplished just that. Read more >

What a project! These original doors didnt function any longer and were beyond repair. Before we could install the new custom made doors, we had to fix a structural issue with the opening. Over the years, the concrete that held the lintel support up add deteriorated and fell out. We had to re-support the beam holding the above brick with a new metal support post. In addition, over the years, the driveway had been built up to be higher than the concrete floor which allowed water to flow into the basement of the house. We poured a brand new concrete curb and squared up the opening so that we could have the new garage doors custom made to fit perfectly. The new doors were made and shipped from North Carolina. Each door slab weighs approximately 300 lbs! We applied decorative hardware on the exterior along with gate bolts on the interior for security. We also applied trim to the exterior of the door and custom made a large drip cap above the door which not only hid the main metal support beam above the door, but now sheds water away from the doors. Original door pictures are included. Read more >

Deck project is complete! Expanded the footprint by 4 ft, reframed the deck framing to 12 inches on center and installed Azek decking products. Read more >

We replaced the clapboards on the front facade of this historic home. The clapboards we used were pre-primed vertical grain spruce. We hand nailed each board and used galvanized replica clinch nails. We cut scarf joints at all clapboard seams as well! Read more >

This living room felt cramped with the closed off stairwell so our client hired us to remove a section of the stairwell wall and install a custom rail system. We verified with our engineer that the wall was not load bearing. We opened up the wall and installed a craftsman style newel post with a classic style rail and square balusters. This project was especially tricky due to the existing stair treads, stringers, and risers that had been cut and installed around the wall we were removing. We had to modify the newel post to fit perfectly around the notched stair tread. Read more >

We completely rebuilt this 1920's front entryway. We used Lifespan naturally pressure treated lumber for all of the trim details and installed a naturally finished douglas fir ceiling. Douglas fir flooring and stair treads were installed along with a period style light fixture. New fiberglass replica columns and beautiful cedar railings pay tribute to the 1920s style. Read more >

We removed the moving parts in the original casement windows. We left the original window frame and retrofitted the opening to receive new aluminum clad exterior windows which had a select pine interior. By doing this, the original oak trim work was saved. We had to build out the exterior of each window so that trim could be reinstalled. On the interior, we used the original oak pieces that were removed during demolition to trim out the new windows to look like they had always been there. After stain and polyurethane, you would never know that these were replacement windows! Read more >

Built dining room addition, with partial cathedral ceiling, off rear of house. Connected dining room addition to kitchen and created a half-wall in-between the two rooms. Hardwood floors were installed and stained to match the existing hardwood floors. Molding was installed to match the existing molding of the house. Read more >

Built kitchen extension and 2 story garage attached to the house (built in the 1800s) by a mudroom with a slate floor. A brick shelf was installed to replicate the existing brick foundation. The style of the additions replicated the existing structure. Custom built ins were installed in the mudroom and kitchen extension along with a custom island. Read more >

We added the two story bump-out on the back, along with the composite deck and rail system. Completely stripped the old siding off. Installed composite trim with an integrated channel for the siding. Installed all new window trim, also with an integrated channel for the siding. Added new doors and windows. Read more >

We added a dormer to this cape in Black Point Beach. We took an existing closet at the top of the stairs and expanded it into the adjoining bedrooms. We installed marble tiles and a black granite threshold along with a white vanity and linen cabinet. A shower stall was also installed along with new lighting. A larger closet was installed in one of the bedrooms and eave access panels were cut into the eave walls. The newel post at the foot of the stairs was stripped and refinished. On the main level, knotty pine paneling was primed with a stain blocking primer and was painted giving it a nice updated feel. The old dining cabinetry was removed and new cabinetry was installed along with granite counters and a composite headboard backsplash. The main level hardwood floors were refinished once renovations were complete. Read more >

We rebuilt this three season room by re-framing the walls, installing beautiful new windows, and installing new wainscoting on the walls. We also used composite trim and new siding to finish the exterior of the room. A nice white-wash effect was achieved by applying a semi-transparent stain to the new cedar wainscoting. Read more >

This 1900′s bungalow was completely remodeled. We completely renovated 2 bathrooms by adding new tile, shower, vanities, and plumbing fixtures. In the kitchen, we installed a shorter window which allowed for the cabinetry to be installed along the window wall of the kitchen space. The cabinets were custom built and a quartz counter was installed. A cream subway tile was installed along with a tumbled stone listel. Recessed and under-cabinet lighting finished off the space along with updated trim and mouldings. New ceilings were installed throughout the rest of the house and the mouldings were all updated to replicate a 2-stage 1900′s style moulding. Hardwood floors were installed on the second floor and a new oak staircase was installed along with period-style balusters and oak stair treads. New windows and doors were installed along with a new deck which was stained. Read more >

Re-sided entire house with spruce clapboards. Hand nailed each clapboard with rose-head fire clinch nails. Lifespan naturally pressure treated pine trim boards were installed on every door, window, rake, and soffit area. Read more >

Expanded the footprint of this deck and used all composite material. Rebuilt the front entryway and stairs and used Fypon foam mouldings to trim the entire entryway. Read more >

Built this two story garage addtion with mudroom. Also added a smaller addition to the kitchen area of the house Read more >