On The Level

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Category Archives: Before & After

The Gang’s All Here…in the Kitchen

The Gang’s All Here…in the Kitchen

This remodel opened up a cramped kitchen, underutilized dining room, and dark entry hall into a large open plan eat-in kitchen. This home was built in 1915 when the kitchen was typically separated from the dining room to keep the mess and cooking heat away from the dining room. Today much of the entertaining and […]

Big Ideas for a Small Space

Big Ideas for a Small Space

 When I was first contacted about the possibility of converting an old one and a half story shed/garage into a small apartment I wasn’t sure it was possible. Like most old out buildings it was built with an oak sill plate laid on the ground. After one hundred years the sill plate was completely rotted […]

Rotting Rafters

Rotting Rafters

I am just about finished with a porch roof repair in Milford. It is on a brick Victorian that is one of the prettiest houses in town. As with a lot of older homes upkeep and maintenance were sorely neglected. Luckily the new owners want to repair what has been damaged, before it is lost. […]