New Portal to the Outside World…

This client in Cameron Village is quite the green thumb, spending a lot of time gardening in her back yard.  But most of her garden tools live in the garage.  She lost a lot of time going back and forth, …

An “extra” Deck…

We’d done some work for this Boylan Heights couple before — fixing some wood rot on their front porch.  So they had us come back a few months later with a bigger project:  A back porch / deck addition.  Awesome. …

Siding Miracle…

This was one of our biggest projects so far:  Siding an entire house for a couple in the Mordecai neighborhood.  Our clients had lovingly restored a nifty relic of the post-WW II era:  A cinderblock house, uncommon now but very common …

It’s Hip to Be Square…Columns!

Sometimes, the curse of dreaded wood rot leads to a new approach, such as a complete rebuild, with an entirely new and improved design! Such was the case with this couple in University Park.  The round, ionic columns on their …

Big Vinyl, Meet Big Shelves…

Most of our clients live in century-old houses, in century-old neighborhoods. Almost all have a similar complaint: “not nearly enough storage…” Thus, the dilemma of this couple, big music fans (one plays in a popular local band) and owners of …

A New Bay Window Storage Bench:

This client found their breakfast nook bay window invaded by a harmless (but unwanted) swarm of honeybees; a good excuse to replace the old, original window and build a new window bench — with room for storage! After the bee …

Safer Stairs for a Growing Family

This suburban Raleigh couple had an interesting (and precarious) home issue:  a very steep and rickety staircase built during the lax building-code 1970s.  It stood out 2 feet from the wall, intruding into the living room space, looking more akin …

A Stylish Closet Re-Do:

Most old houses have really small closets. Sometimes, they have odd dimensions and very few wall studs. Like this one. Our client wanted more storage with an updated look, and some sturdy, stylish shelves to house his sturdy, stylish wardrobe.  …

Sunburnt Deck Redux:

Another old deck needing some love, this one scorched by 30 years in the direct sun. Our client wanted a deck surface that defied the elements and would no longer need constant power washing.   After picking out a durable …

A New Porch for an Old Friend

An old family friend had a common dilemma with her back porch: it was gaping with holes from years of weather, and getting very moldy from a lack of sunlight.  It was in horrible shape…   Clearly a challenge, but …