Category Archives: Before and Afters

Updating an out of date bathroom

Here’s a bathroom I did recently that, when the house was built 30 years ago, was quite stylish. Today, not so much. To save money, the clients kept the original vanity and opted to replace the top and instead of … Continue reading

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Columbus farm house

A while back I completed some work on a century old farm house north of where I live. The job involved installing new subfloor, a Ditra underlay and new tile in a main floor hallway, laundry room, hall closet and … Continue reading

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Kitchen install

A while back, I started doing work for a kitchen and bath company and one of the projects was to install a new kitchen in a fully renovated raised bungalow. Once the new counter tops are installed, I’ll be able … Continue reading

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Transforming a fireplace

We’ve had a traditional style fireplace in our home that I made almost 10 years ago and have always loved it, especailly at Christmas, but recently we were becoming increasingly frustrated by the cramped corner where our TV unit sits … Continue reading

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Creating higher baseboards

I have always hated the baseboards in our home. They’re small, uneven and crooked and don’t reflect the charm and character of our 100 year old place. The problem I faced in replacing them was that they are solid wood, … Continue reading

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Refinishing an heirloom dining set

I’ve done a fair amount of refinishing in my day from handrails and staircases to furniture pieces and I can honesty say that this one was the most stressful. This country style dining set had a lot of sentimental value … Continue reading

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2 very different backsplashes

A beautiful kitchen backsplash can become the focal point of any kitchen and is often an expression of the homeowner’s style and taste, a bit like art work. Recently, we did two very different backsplashes, one in a condo and … Continue reading

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