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New Construction, Garage Retail Store – West Farms Mall, Farmington, CT

This past Fall I was asked to help with installation of a new GARAGE retail clothing store at the West Farms Mall in Farmington, CT. I worked with various contractors to get the project done: carpenters, electricians, painters, steelworkers, ceramic tilers, HVAC contractors and fire protection. The entire project took about 4 months from start […]

Replace Failing Front Door Transom Window – Avon, CT

This customer in Avon had a failing insulated front door transom window that was cloudy & unsightly. I ordered a new insulated window pane online from Fab Glass & Mirror which arrived in about 10 days. The old window was siliconed in place which required me to cut it free using a multi-tool. I then […]

Bathroom Wallpaper Removal & Painting – Farmington, CT

In early April of this year I was asked to remove wallpaper from a bathroom, make any needed repairs to the walls, then paint the walls and ceiling. In most cases it’s best to use a Paper Tiger to pre-score the wallpaper then use a wallpaper steamer to loosen the paper and making it easier […]

Attic Insulation Installation – Farmington, CT

This customer in Farmington, CT recently purchased a home with inadequate attic insulation. I was hired to add more fiberglass insulation and to bring the attic up to the Connecticut recommended home insulation value of at least R-38. Blown in insulation is a cost effective way to insulate most attics, however, when I arrived I […]

New Exterior Stair Railings – West Hartford, CT

A new customer in West Hartford, Connecticut asked that I install some railings to their rear concrete steps and to their side entrance staircase. I made the railings out of pressure treated lumber and matched the design to the design they already had on their rear deck. And since the railing is made of pressure […]

Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash Installation – Farmington, CT

This recent kitchen glass tile backsplash installation was for a customer in Farmington, Connecticut. The tile chosen was a combination of glass and natural stone. These tiles are difficult to grout due to their rough surface, and they also needed to be sealed before grouting to prevent the porous natural stone from absorbing the white […]

Subway Tile Backsplash with Herringbone Design Detail – Cromwell, CT

This is a ceramic subway tile backsplash I did for a customer on Upper Heatherwood in Cromwell, Connecticut. The tile chosen had a matte finish and the herringbone detail border had a glossy finish. At first we were concerned that the glossy border might not look right alongside the matte tile, but once I completed the […]

New Fireplace Surround – Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT

This is a project I did a few years ago at a house on Asylum Road in West Hartford. The customer wanted to cover up the dark old brick on the fireplace and make a mantle surround that gave the room a more “beachy feel.” I thought this bead board was a perfect fit! After […]

Move Clothes Dryer – Supercuts, Farmington Avenue, Bristol, CT

I was hired to move the clothes dryer at Supercuts on Farmington Avenue in Bristol, CT because it was blocking access to the circuit breaker panel. I first needed to move the shelving unit out of the way, replace missing cove base, re-route the dryer’s vent, electrical conduit & outlet, then move the dryer into […]

TREX Deck Installation – Ledgewood Road, West Hartford, CT

We replaced an old decaying wood deck at a house in West Hartford, CT recently. The customer decided to go with a grey composite TREX decking to extend the life of the deck and cut down on mold & algae growth. TREX decking also looks great and will need hardly any maintenance for years to […]

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