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FLOORING

A Lot of Painting and a Little Bit of Everything Else




SMYRNA, GA: We referred to these homeowner's and for that we're always very, very thankful. 













We met with the homeowners to the discuss the scope of work.









And got busy prepping and painting (keep your eye on the windows to the right).










As is customary in our field (lucky us) the scope of work grew and soon the homeowners asked us to remove these skylights. 














And we got busy on that as well. 


























We removed the sky lights....























Installed new roof sheathing and 30lb black felt paper. 




















And before you knew it we were done.




















Click on this picture and you'll see that we spraying the crown molding. Spraying leaves an awesome finish...we use Sherwin Williams ProClassic premium trim paint. Leaves a nice hard shell. 















Our U.S. Marine learning a few things from our pain lead. 









I must give it to the homeowners (maybe just the missus) because they hit it out of  the ballpark. 










We loved their color pallet and the vision to open the sun-room on the left. We also lowered the sky-high mantel to a nicer height. 













Starting the paint process in the foyer.



















The mast bathroom. We actually painted almost the entire inside to include some of the basement. It was a big house.  














The old bat cave...we removed all the windows and installed new beams. The slate tile was a paint to remove and a hassle to carry out (very heavy).






The homeowners (likely the missus) made an excellent choice on tile. It's a "brick-like"  from Floor and Decor...awesome. We built the columns and trim..








Build it and they will come....













We did (but not the carpet)


A Boatload of Interior Upgrades

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ALPHARETTA: It feels sooo good to be referred to friends and family, it really means a lot to us. 
This new homeowner was referred to us by clients we did work for almost 12 months prior & we appreciate being considered. 


On the left is our lead, Jose and Raul.









































As you can see to the right, this house had walls and walls of wallpaper that unfortunately sucks up a lot of time.




















<--These next three pics are one view of the master bedroom. It had two separate closets with glass bi-fold doors and a dust collector on top of the closet (notice the roof line?)








<--We closed the roof line and a closet door. We also had to prime the walls for the new color because the green was too strong/dark of a color. 













<---What a difference huh? 












 

The old master bath worked but it was just too dated. 













We do a lot of drywall work and here we are making things smooth again.












It's all in the details. 
















The master bedroom and bath from a different view 













Wonder-Twins Power activate!!
















BAM!!













Yes, our homeowner has a lot of shoes. :) 













Check out the walls, corner cabinet and counter top wall














All gone....homeowner wanted a pantry in lieu of what was there.















Bam!!!!













The Old














The Transition















The Almost













The Bam!!!














We're past the first phase on this pic













Something new? Recessed lighting didn't exist prior













The finished product being lived in. 
We tore down stuff, painted, installed engineered flooring, a little floor, made closets bigger, and more. 



Water Damaged Condo - Yikes!

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We were very fortunate to have been selected to come in and bring our clients condo back to where it was before the water lines busted back in February (insurance claim). What did we do? 











Removed two layers of wallpaper, repaired the drywall, and painted (we're very very good at drywall). 

What else? (scroll down)



































We installed new R24 insulation on this exterior wall and installed new drywall. What else? (scroll down some more)



























A new kitchen! (sort of). Actually we insulated the pipes to help prevent future issues and added 24 insulation as well. We also installed two (2) 5/8 sections drywall around the perimeter. Why? Code requires this due the walls being adjacent to the neighbor. Helps fire spreading. 





We fixed some plumbing issues and installed her base cabinets, countertop, and sink. 

What else? (keep scrolling)



























New kitchen floor tile!! We installed a decorative - 12" and 18" 

What else? Keep scrolling...











New laminate flooring!!! 








 





Red Oak for All

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Wood Floors Anyone?

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Well it's simulated wood floors, laminate flooring to be precise, but it looks real!

The homeowner's washer decided to give up and took the floors with it. We installed new laminate flooring,  installed new baseboards and shoe moulding. We used a 3-in-1 underlayment...real good stuff.

What exactly is that we do? We provide a little help for a little while for a lot of things. From home improvements & home repairs, to moving services, handyman help, exterior house painting and more. 

Bathroom(s) Remodel

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Love to be involved in bathroom redo's. On this particular situation we were not the original contractor; we got involved after he left. 

We jumped in essentially into a gutted bathroom and finished installing the tub, insulation, backer board, wall tile, some floor tile, toilet, and 4" vanity.


We also finished the wood floor on the foyer bath, along with its vanity and toilet. Replaced some acoustic tiles in the basement and honestly a few other things like ceilings fans etc...












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What exactly is that we do? We provide a little help for a little while for a lot of things. From home improvements & home repairs, to moving services, handyman help, exterior house painting and more. 
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Money Down the Drain...What a Waste

Don't let the title mislead you...

We were hired to do several things for the condo owner (The Punch List Part II) that included installing three (3) new toilets and replacing the tile in one bathroom. 

Turns out the $3.98 wax ring in toilet # 3 lived out it's life & then some (picture one) causing havoc in the kitchen downstairs (picture # 2). What a mess...we had to replace the subfloors (yes, there were two 3/4" sheets of plywood).

If you start seeing leaks at the base of your toilet or spots on the ceiling drywall, consider replacing the wax ring.











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They Come in Three's

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We were fortunate to be asked to redo the half bath downstairs. 



We repaired some drywall above the window and on the bottom.

We installed new tile floor, vanity, mirror, and toilet. In addition, we also painted the walls and ceiling and replaced the old base boards with new and added 1/4" shoe molding.

Yes, we're appreciative of the opportunity.

3 Doors Down

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Well three doors down from our previous bathroom remodel is the location of this remodel. Bada-bing, bada-bang, here were are. :)




Although the plumbing wasn't as involved as the previous one, the small space and long hallway prevented us from moving as quickly as we would've liked.. 






                                                                



This remodel included gutting out all the old sheetrock (all the previous repairs on the sheetrock would've clashed with the new sheetrock). 








We removed the ceiling and walls, base boards, bathtub wall tile, tub, vanity, medicine cabinet....everything,  









Out with the old...













In with the new Kohler deep dish (tub)...










...converting the old plumbing to match the new (e.g. mixing valve)...









...the new tub is installed (adjusted/tweaked/aligned the drain pipe to match the new) & covered the new tub because we didn't want to scratch it an d buy a new one :) - notice the new 2x4's? we had to plumb the walls to ensure our tile lines would meet at the corners.






...installed, taped, pasted, sanded the new drywall (sheetrock). Smooth walls take 2-3 days of pasting and sanding ...









...same for the tub area except that we used 'greenboard' (green mildew/mold resistant sheetrock)...










...cut a hole in brand new sheetrock! No worries, it was planned, we framed the opening prior to installing the sheetrock for a recessed medicine cabinet...







...after the greenboard we installed 1/2" backer board (a firm/rigid underlayment designed to support tile installations) and then sealed the area with a liquid water proof membrane...









...client opted for beautiful  extra large tile (reminded me of an upscale resort sauna tile)...








...plus a nook for her shampoo and soap...









...almost doe with the tub tile, wrapping things up...













...next was the floor tile. Used 1/4" backer board as the underlayment...










...brought Leroy back to help install the fixtures....





















...and to lean and look at Sergio do all the work...










....the light at the end of the tunnel is shining bright, tub's done, tile looks awesome, vanity looks sharp, mirror was a breeze....










....finally Leroy's working and we're the bystanders. Actually, Leroy's instrumental to our success....







...why is she here? Well we're not perfect. Brought the cleaning crew to help us look good. Even though the blankets protected the carpet, the sheetrock work generated a lot of dust. You'd be surprised how far and where dust travels....






...now that we're done I couldn't get the camera to produce one quality picture of our finished product (the glare's killing me)....









...all this bathroom lacks is the clients great touch to make it feel spa-ee, and warm....











..,.this pic does not do this incredibly nice looking tile any justice. 

Renovation Innovation...Bathroom

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We were so lucky, if not the luckiest, to been hired by one of the nicest clients ever.  





Our client wanted more space, a shower instead of the tub, taller vanity and toilet.  The toilet/tub area was cramped, however, the vanity area used about 3' of space that could serve a better purpose. 









On this particular remodel we gutted everything and started from scratch all over. We 'scooted' things to the right by moving the toilet about 10". 

As you scroll down you'll see that we removed the vanity, wall mirror, wall, toilet, tub, wall and floor tile, as well as all the wall and ceiling sheetrock.





















































We then went to work on converting the plumbing from tub to shower (including moving the shower drain to match the new shower) as well as cutting into the subfloor to literally move the toilet. 




















After things were ok'd we started with installing all of the sheetrock (taping, pasting, sanding etc). Sheetrock is a process you can't rush. It typically takes three rounds of mud (paste) to have a smooth looking wall. . This means letting the paste dry 24 hours before you can sand and apply more.


















Once the joint compound (mud) process is complete we primed the walls for sheetrock proctection (mildew) and adhesive purposes (so the paint sticks/grabs/holds well). 


















Right around this time we're all smiles as we're past the halfway mark with the finish work commencing. We used a satin finish paint from Sherwin Williams as a satin finish helps resist moisture. 































Our client opted for tile flooring with a slight decorative look. We used 1/4" backer board on top of the subfloor & thin set prior to installing the tile. The tile was spaced with 1/4" spacers for a nice look when we applied the grout (and sealed afterwards). We found nice small tile pieces that matched well with her 36.5" h cherry vanity. 






























Next came assembling and installing the new shower. After the prep work we used a safe adhesive to glue the panels as recommended by the manufacturer. We then started with the framing, panels and polished trim until the shower was erect and secure. 























































































The porcelain piece was next along with the light fixtures and other accessories. 








Conclusion? To us the real magic occurred when our client put her touches and made the bathroom feel warm all over again. 

Laminate Flooring

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Here we are installing laminate flooring in preparations for listing the property. 

A previous client referred us and this was the last of three improvements we made on this particular condo (we painted her ceiling as well but forgot to take pics). 

The first couple of pictures show us removing a decorative beam to create more of an open floor plan.

In all about 600 SF of laminate flooring. 
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