Our goal is to reuse the original, antique trim whenever possible. During demo, we saved every piece of trim that was removed in the back of the garage - to keep it nice and safe during construction. But before it gets used, there is some prep work to do - because there is usually a layer of old caulk and gunk on all the edges. Kyle cleaned that up in a flash.
Next up - they start to put everything back together. The china cabinet trim had to be pulled out when we removed the wall during construction - now it gets put back in place. In addition, the guys removed the old wooden shelves that were there. We're going to replace them with glass shelves, so the new light we installed can shine through the whole cabinet.
|Scribed Baseboard - For a Perfect Fit!|
What really distinguishes their work from others is the attention to detail. See this baseboard? It's been 'scribed' (the wavy pencil line on the right edge) to exactly match the old floor. When they cut off the scribed edge, it will be a perfect fit on the old floor. And will look fantastic!
See the old back bedroom? This is the room we ended up gutting, due to a lot of cracked plaster. Now it's sporting all new drywall and the guys are installing original mouldings.
Look how nice it looks now (and the refinished maple floors are a beautiful touch!)
Next, they tackled the new master suite in the tenant's unit. We wanted to use the original doors, but they needed a little work. See how they trimmed this old door? It needed a funky angle on the top corner and then a bit of trimming on each side to fit in the new doorway. That meant James had to reset the old mortise lockset with some chisel work.
They've got more trim work to do, but it's starting to look like a finished house around here! Next up - the kitchens!