Ancient Shed…Brand New Door!

Project Type: Removing shed door and replacing with a simple door slab unit; installing new, simple hardware Project Cost: $1,662 A pretty cut and dry project for a client in the Budleigh neighborhood, who’s given us a lot of business …

Wall Build Deja Vu’

Project Type: Remove French doors and replace opening with drywall; install new baseboards and shoe moulding Project Cost: $3,414 This was a job for some of our favorite repeat clients in the Five Points neighborhood. And I say deja vu’ …

Closing Up the Room

Project Type: Enclosing a room opening with French doors and surrounding Drywall Project Cost: @ $3,942 (NOT INCLUDING the cost of client-purchased French Door unit and hardware: knobs, locking mechanism, etc.) This nice, young couple from Inwood Forest, off Lake …

Shelves to Match!

Project Type: Build a cleat and shelving system, to match existing bookcase on opposite side of fireplace Project Cost: $1,008.15 This client in North Raleigh had a bookcase shelving unit on one side of her fireplace, with an empty spot …

Pool Shed Door Unit

Project Type: Replace old pool shed French door unit with a new composite and wood French door unit; fix old gate so it can swing free and install simple locking mechanism Project Cost: @ $4,500 This was a somewhat routine …

Got TREX?

Project Type: Replace old lumber decking with Trex Composite Decking Project Cost: @ $13,000 Trex is a brand of composite decking, and it’s really good stuff. It doesn’t rot, is impervious to termites and other insects and lasts pretty much …

Back Porch/Veranda Overhaul

Project Type: Replace Back Porch Floor Boards and Rails; Replace Stair Stringers, Stair Treads, Kick Plates and Railings; Replace Siding on Storage Room Below; Replace Storage Door Siding; Replace Storage Room Door Hardware Project Cost: @ $15,000 (At least 5 …

A Dazzling New Deck…

Project Type: Decking, Railings and Stair Treads Replacement; Two Joist Replacements; New Escutcheons for Front Porch Railings Project Cost: @ $4,500 One of our first larger projects coming out of the Covid cave/bubble. We were somewhat sidelined for a year, …

A Proper Shed Door

Finding manufactured exterior doors in a non-standard size — say, 2.6 feet wide — is next to impossible. Such was the dilemma of this couple in Hayes Barton. They have a nice, old piece of property, with a great house …

French Doors with Custom Transom

A family in the Budleigh neighborhood came to us with an increasingly common issue in these weird new Covid times: The need to close off a room with doors, to better soundproof the de-facto home office. The office room entrance …