Thursday, July 19, 2012

Basement Flooring

To complete the finish work for the basement we've been working on, we installed floating vinyl strip flooring.  The commercial grade planks look just like wood and are removable if necessary in the future.  It is the perfect solution for installations over concrete because its vapor barrier prevents bending and cupping of the material.

The flooring is quick and easy to install, and the completed look is first rate.  Paramount Rug in Brockton, MA provided this excellent flooring solution.

With the flooring done, all that remains to do in this basement renovation job is to obtain the final inspections from plumbing, electrical, and building inspectors.  Check back soon for images of the new living spaces our clients have added to their lovely home in the Boston suburbs.
Craig Carter

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Basement Finish Work

The basement that we are finishing is starting to look more and more like another wing of the house.  The walls are painted, and we are installing all the plugs, switches and switch plates.  Sconces are going up, and the lights are being trimmed.  The ugly electric panel is now covered with fine cabinet doors.

The built-in cabinetry will not only be functional, but it will add the charming detail that invites one into a room. 

We have begun the tile work in the bathroom which now looks like any first floor powder room. 

In the wet bar and bath, the countertops have been installed on the new cabinets so the next step is the final plumbing work.  Check back for our next post to see how we are converting this basement from dark, under-utilized storage areas into appealing and comfortable living spaces.
Craig Carter