Gove Restoration



We were hired to completely redo this entire home. The home was completely gutted down to the studs. The entire exterior was redone as well. New siding, roof, shutters, gutters, retaining walls, underground drainage systems, paver walkways and patios, garage doors, and new asphalt driveway were all completed. A whole house generator along with new air conditioning were also installed. New Marvin Integrity black simulated divided light windows were installed throughout the house. We also added a nice three window transom window high above the front entry door for added design in the entryway. We excavated under the old raised sun room and poured a new foundation so that the area under the sunroom could be framed in for storage which is accessible from the outside through a small access door. The rear landing was re-built so that the stairs led down to the rear patio and not the rear walkway. We added hidden storage for the garbage barrels under the rear landing as well. The yard was regraded and the trees were cut up and thinned out. A complete security system was installed equipped with 5 exterior cameras, motion lights, 2 interior cameras, motion sensors, heat and water sensors, glass break detectors, and window and door sensors. A dual sump pump system was installed with a battery backup as well. A complete boiler installation was completed and we installed a Bosch energy efficient boiler with on demand hot water. On the interior, we removed the wall separating the living room from the kitchen as well as the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room. This created a wonderful open concept dining and entertaining space. Custom cabinetry was installed in the kitchen and we moved a baseboard radiator so that we could add additional cabinetry on the hallway wall of the kitchen. We relocated the heat by installing a toe kick heating unit in the base of the peninsula cabinetry. Granite counters were installed along with recessed lighting that we centered on the cabinetry in each light location. Complimenting pendants lights were installed along with LED ribbon under cabinet lighting. A nice 4x12 inch varied texture light gray backsplash was installed to compliment the gray color scheme throughout the house as well as the grays in the counter top. New hardwood floors were installed in the kitchen and dining areas while the original oak and douglas fir flooring was salvaged throughout the rest of the first floor. A nice dark stain and satin polyurethane was applied to the floors at the finish. GE Cafe appliances were installed and the refrigerator comes equipped with a built-in Keurig coffee maker. A beautiful mercury glass chandelier hangs over the dining room table location and the entire space is accented by black windows and a shaker style mantel surround that was custom built. The surround has all of the trim elements that are showcased throughout the house. Beaded details, skaker panels, and cove moulding all come together in the surround and accent the solid bluestone hearth slab and black iron fireplace doors. The banister and newel posts were rebuilt in the same shaker style and stained the same color as the floor. All balusters were painted black which helps to accent the windows and gray tones throughout the house. Crown moulding was installed throughout most of the first floor as well. All new craftsman style 5 panel doors were installed along with a beaded colonial casing and custom milled flat stock beaded top baseboard moulding. Smart thermostats were installed along with the Lutron Casetta lighting system. All recessed lighting can be controlled by either the dimmer switches on the wall, or by an app on your smart device. The Lutron app also allows you to control the thermostats in the home as well. The walls throughout the house were wired with all new electrical and CAT 6 network cables. All of the network lines terminate in the downstairs utility room where we installed the main router, modem, and alarm system hub. We provided the homeowner with IR receivers so that the cable boxes can be installed in the downstairs utility room as well. The IR receivers attach to the CAT 6 wires and a small transmitter is attached to both the cable box and the tv. All the homeowner needs to do is point their remote at the tv in any tv location and the IR transmitter will carry the remote signal through the walls via the CAT 6 cables down to the utility room directly to the cable box. TVs were installed in the kitchen and both bathrooms, with hookups available in both home offices, the rear sun room/family room, all bedrooms, and both the living room and downstairs family room. Each location where an IR receiver is located is also equipped with a traditional cable hookup as a backup. For instance, in each bathroom there is a tv mounted up on the wall with an IR receiver. Located in each vanity is a traditional plug and COAX cable hookup just in case the homeowner wants to have the cable box in the specific room. It can all be hidden away in each vanity. We rebuilt closets in all bedrooms and moved the bedroom entry doors where necessary to allow for a better flow throughout the house. Each closet received a California Closets organizing system with a textured linen finish. The systems all have the same shaker style design like the kitchen cabinets as well and the master bedroom closet was finished off with sliding barn doors. On each side of each bed location throughout the bedrooms, we installed combination plugs and USB ports to allow for easy charging of smart devices. A smart hub for charging smart devices was also installed in the kitchen area. All lighting throughout the house is LED for energy efficiency. There were approximately 60 - 70 four inch LED recessed lights installed throughout the entire home. The main bathroom was reworked for a more efficient layout. Since we replaced the old vented boiler with an energy direct vent boiler, we removed the old chase chimney that was used to vent the old boiler. This chase chimney extended from the basement up through a wall in the bathroom. Upon removing the chimney, we decided to also remove the linen closet that was also in the bathroom. This gave us the ability to add a nice six foot double vanity in the spot where the linen cabinet and hidden chimney were. Since we lost the linen cabinet space, we had a custom linen cabinet built and installed along the wall in the bathroom. The unit matches the custom black vanity that was installed as well. We installed a wood looking ceramic plank floor and white subway tile throughout the entire bathroom. The space was finished off with nice chrome fixtures, a wall mounted hidden tank toilet, black plantation shutters, and nice thick glass bathtub doors. The entryway floor was removed and tiled with a nice travertine 4x12 tile done in a herringbone pattern on a 45 degree angle. The color of the travertine has many of the complimenting colors throughout the house; browns from the floor and rebuilt stairs, grays from the walls, cream from the cabinetry, and beige from the downstairs tile and floor. GPS programmed timers are linked to all of the new exterior lighting which was all redone. The floor in the basement level is a Coretec cork/laminate floating floor. We custom mixed a stain to match the floor so that the new shoe moulding could be stained to match the floor. The family room received a small kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave and the same cabinet style as the kitchen, but black in color. The counter top also matches the kitchen, but is finished with a leathered satin finish so you can feel each individual stone that makes up the counter. Under cabinet lighting was also installed along with crown moulding. The walls throughout the basement were mostly completely re-framed and we added additional chase walls so that the original plumbing for the lower level heat could be removed from the exterior walls. Now, the heating pipes only circulate in conditioned spaces and never go into the exterior walls. This will ensure that the pipes will never freeze. We also sprayed the lower portion of the foundation walls with closed cell foam insulation which provides a higher R value of insulation. We completely encapsulated the attic as well and sprayed an open cell foam insulation in there as well which helps to condition the space and make the house more energy efficient. We added a nice wood looking ceramic tile floor in the lower level bathroom and laundry room and installed vanities that match the upper level bathroom. PVC ship lap panels were installed in the bathroom as wainscoting and extend up to the ceiling on the vanity wall. A partial vessel sink with unique chrome fixture were installed on the beautiful granite top which was also installed as the shelf along the foundation wall, the threshold for the bathroom, and the foot shelf in the shower. The shower was completely rebuilt and the floor was opened so that the plumbing drains for the shower and toilet could be changed. Large four foot tile planks were installed in the shower along with a recessed Kohler shelving unit and chrome fixtures. Energy efficient laundry machines were installed in the laundry room as well as a direct drain dehumidifier. The downstairs office was finished off in the same way as the upstairs office. Multiple network ports and USB chargers are available for any number of home office configurations. The garage ceiling was removed so that plumbing and heating lines could be removed and rerouted into more conditioned areas of the house to prevent freezing. Since the upstairs bathroom sits over the garage by a couple of feet, we installed an electric heating unit which keeps the garage at 55 degrees during the winter for added security against freezing, even though the plumbing lines for the bathroom are not located in the garage ceiling. Custom shelving was built for storage and anchored into the walls as well. Some videos of the work. Copy and paste the link into your web browser to open: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQQ_mufygVQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO6FeqaJ4Mc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kW486VSNrs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2w_iktSmVU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je0XARde3L4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFvtT5xkrcs Read more >



Basement remodel. Completely gutted the basement to change the layout and increase the functionality of the space. Installed a new stair case with oak treads and an oak railing. New carpeting was installed along with recessed lighting. A hidden laundry area was also created. Read more >



We removed plaster from the walls and ceilings in multiple rooms in this beautiful historic home. Increased the ceiling height where possible. We also built a half bathroom on the first floor and made it blend in with the rest of the home by installing replicated moulding and various width oak flooring. Some other focal points of the remodel were a custom built fireplace surround in the dining room, custom designed and built chair rail in the dining room, new insulation where necessary, new sheetrock and electrical, and a fresh coat of paint in the remodeled rooms. Read more >



This is a kitchen we recently finished in the 1920s brick house. We completely gutted the kitchen and re-framed the two exterior walls. We insulated the walls and ran all new electrical and plumbing. Under the old vinyl floor was it beautiful Douglas fir floor. We patched in some floorboards an added a nice Rosewood stain. Custom cabinetry was installed to maximize the space and the radiator was removed and a toe kick heater was installed in one of the base units. We use the old location of the radiator to install a refrigerator surround and pantry. A matte white subway tile was installed along with a blue pearl granite counter top that had a honed finish. The trim was saved and reused where possible and we had new trim custom made to match the old trim perfectly . LED recessed lighting and LED ribbon under cabinet lighting was installed to light the space. The basement door previously had been painted so we stripped off all of the paint, sanded it down, and refinished it with a rosewood stain and an antique flat polyurethane. In addition to the kitchen work, the dining room floors were completely refinished and the walls in the dining room, living room, and stairwell were all patched and painted. Read more >



The Master Bathroom was part of a double bathroom remodeling project we were hired for. Our main concern was the goal of keeping some of the historical components of the house present while modernizing the bathroom. We started by removing all of the walls and ceilings and uncovered that the structural rafters of both bathrooms had been cut and mostly removed during the previous remodel. This subsequently weakened the roof and required the entire roof structure on this addition to be re-framed and made safe. We installed a new ridge beam and structural rafters. Once that was finished, we re-framed the entire ceiling and walls of both bathrooms. In the Master Bathroom, we kept the heart pine floor. It needed some patching in spots and we were able to harvest some floor boards from the attic and install them as our floor patches. A beautiful V-groove PVC beadboard wainscoting was installed on the walls and we custom made a wainscot cap out of Lifespan naturally pressure treated pine. All of the trim in the room is highly moisture resistant which is good in a bathroom area. A custom shower was installed. A tiled base was installed along with a nice granite bench, curb, and shelf. The granite had a matte, or leather finish on it which gave it some texture. We installed a nice shower niche for soap bottles along with a flush mounted shower head on the ceiling. A frameless glass door was installed as well. All of the window and door trim was custom made to match the trim throughout the rest of the house and we installed all new lighting and plumbing fixtures. We created a nice storage room off the bathroom and installed a weather-tight door which lead to an unheated storage space off the back of the bathroom. A beautiful double vanity was installed and the whole room was painted. This ended up being a gorgeous bathroom which had subtle historic components which complimented the new remodel nicely. The second bathroom the homeowner asked us to remodel as part of the double bathroom remodel project came out great. This room was also re-framed completely so that the walls and ceiling were square and level. The original walls of the home were built from random lumber so it was quite a challenge to square off the room properly. Hardibacker cement board was installed on the floor and on the walls of the shower. We used Hydroban moisture barrier on the shower walls to create a nice, watertight surface for the tile to be installed on. A beautiful tub was installed along with nice plumbing fixtures. The shower tile matched the floor tile and we installed a shower niche for soap bottles. We were able to frame a beautiful linen closet and we were able to order a door that matched the existing doors throughout the house. V-groove PVC beadboard was installed throughout the bathroom along with a Lifespan naturally pressure treated custom pine beadboard cap. New lighting, vanity, toilet, and sink were also installed. We finished off the room with custom made mouldings that were made to match the existing moulding throughout the house. Read more >



We had a lot of fun with this entire home remodel. We started by gutting the kitchen and removing all of the old hardwood flooring on the first floor. In the kitchen, we installed all new LED recessed lighting and under cabinet lighting, updated all electrical, installed new cabinetry, and installed a crackled subway tile back splash. Throughout the first floor, we updated all plugs and switches, installed new 4" wide oak hardwood flooring, and installed crown moulding. In the foyer, we installed a decorative tile floor which transitioned nicely to the hardwood floors. We used the same tile to re-face the fireplace and we also installed a custom wood surround it. Throughout the entire home, we installed all new, pre-hung, 6-panel wood doors and painted all of the ceilings. We also installed a new vanity and vanity top in the upstairs bathroom. We removed and completely rebuilt the hardwood stairwell and installed a craftsman style newel post and balusters. The same railing style was used for the balcony rails that were replaced. We painted all of the trim and walls throughout. In the sunroom, we sanded down all of the polyurethaned walls and trim and applied new, UV rated polyurethane to the paneling. We painted all of the trim in the room white to brighten the space. Read more >



We were hired to install Cedar Impressions vinyl siding on this house in the historic district of Wethersfield. We removed the old cedar shingles, installed new simulated divided light Windsor windows, converted an attached breezeway into a three season room, and installed new Certainteed Cedar Impressions vinyl siding with mitred corners. We also installed new shutters, gutters, and downspouts. Read more >



This kitchen renovation really opened up the layout of this home. We removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and built a high half wall with breakfast bar. We also closed off one entry into the kitchen from the front foyer. This enabled us to install cabinetry up to the wall which maximized the cabinet space. New insulation, electrical, and plumbing was installed. Recessed lighting along with curio lights were installed to light the room. We installed a beautiful island range hood over the range and finished the area off with some brand new oak flooring and matte white subway tile with grey grout for the back splash. We installed new matching trim along with a nice two door pantry door and painted the kitchen, living room, and foyer. Read more >



We opened the wall that divided the dining room from the kitchen in this Cape Cod style home. With opening up the floor plan and with relocating the entry into the kitchen, we were able to add a significant amount of storage space while keeping the spacious feel. A beautiful glass tile backsplash complimented the granite, while both recessed and undercabinet LED lighting highlighted all of the great accents. New hardwood flooring was installed. A crown moulding was added to the dining area and blown glass pendant lights were installed. Sheetrock was added to the walls in the entry porch and crown moulding was installed. Read more >



These pictures were just taken of a kitchen, dining room, family room, and half bathroom that we remodeled. The fireplace mantel and hearth were replaced and reset. New hardwood floors were installed. The overall layout of the cabinetry was changed and new cabinets, counters and a tile backsplash were installed. The entry from the kitchen to the dining room was reworked to look like it always was there. Crown molding was installed on the entire first floor. New lighting was installed and the bathroom was gutted and finished. Enjoy! Read more >



This remodel pays tribute to the classic 1920's style that was popular when this home was built! We were able to save all of the original trim and reuse it. We love being able to blend old materials with new and we feel it gives a unique look to a space. The white subway tile shower surround beautifully accents the classic pinwheel floor. Read more >



Completely finished this unfinished basement. A two room layout gave this basement great usable space. Due to the tight space at the end of the stairs, we designed a removable rail section so the homeowner can easily remove it to maneuver large furniture in and out of the space. Read more >



We completely opened the kitchen floor plan of this cape cod style home. We removed two load bearing walls and inserted structural beams. This enabled us to run the entire kitchen from the front of the home to the rear. All new hardwood floors were installed along with custom built quarter sawn oak cabinets which had a cherry finish. The two original built-in storage cabinets were salvaged and made to fit in the new space. A tumbled limestone backsplash was installed with a tumbled limestone listel. Recessed and pendant lighting was installed along with undercabinet lighting. Wainscoting was installed in the dining portion of the kitchen while crown moulding was installed throughout the entire kitchen space. A bank of closets was installed at one end of the kitchen which allowed for a enabled the laundry machines to be brought up from the basement Read more >



We gutted this half bathroom and turned it into a full bathroom with walk in shower stall. New tile with a glass listel was installed along with all new plumbing fixtures. The room was then completely painted. Read more >



Rebuilt a three season screened in porch to be a four season sunroom. Completely rebuilt walls, added cedar clapboard siding, and beautiful Windsor windows. Read more >



We installed a new ceiling with updated lighting. Installed a new tile floor along with new baseboard moulding. We took the dated wood paneling, lightly sanded it to scuff the surface, primed it with two coats of a special bonding primer, and painted it with three coats of satin finish wall paint. We installed carpeting on the stairs along with a new newel post and railing. All walls, trim, and ceiling were painted. Read more >



We removed an existing shower stall and replaced it with a beautiful cast iron tub. The old failing tile surround was removed and we installed a cement board on the walls. We then used Mapei AquaDefense to create a completely water-tight moisture barrier on the walls before tiling. We then installed brand new tile on the walls and ceiling, along with recessed shelving with a nice tile detail. The bathroom was then repainted. Read more >



We completely gutted this kitchen. We opened the wall between the kitchen and living room with a nice, spacious pass through which is trimmed to match the other openings in the house. We also installed a six foot sliding door on the rear wall of the house to let more light into the kitchen space. New custom cabinetry was installed along with LED recessed and under cabinet lighting. Black quartz counters were installed along with a beveled subway tile back splash with a beautiful sea glass green accent tile listel. Hardwood floors were installed and the room was painted. Read more >



Removed cedar shingles and installed cedar imitation vinyl siding. Installed new composite trim with built-in j-channel. Converted three season porch into a year-round room by re-framing the structure and adding double-hung windows. Read more >



Completely gutted this bathroom. Installed a walk-in shower stall with integrated bench. A heated floor was installed along with a beautiful custom built vanity. Mosaic vessel sinks were installed along with a tile wall insert. Marble counter tops were installed along with custom milled wainscoting panels. Read more >



Gutted bathroom. Added recessed shelving, heated flooring, and all new tile and plumbing. Read more >



Removed a section of wall to create a more open feel to this kitchen and dining area. Black granite counters and recessed lighting make the white cabinets really stand out. The porcelain farm sink was a great accent to the space. Read more >