Going into Fall/Winter of this year; we knew that busy was going to be an understatement. Our Summer projects overlapped our Fall/Winter projects - mostly due to late starts because of architectural modifications - so for 8 weeks, there were five projects on our schedule. The most we have EVER had in our 35 years in business. Our only goal was to stay focused enough that none of the five clients could feel that we were going in many different directions. And, I think we can say in confidence, that was accomplished. We hit the target move in dates for both of the Summer projects allowing our customers to enjoy the new digs exactly as planned. Both our Summer projects were done 100% in-house after the architectural phase - General Contracting, Interior Design and Millwork - which made watching the projects come together super exciting! Our Scarborough (a large scale renovation) project was a mix of finishes, Houzz pictures and varying design ideas. The bold statement pieces (such as this staircase) were softened by some gorgeous paint colors. The kitchen was a blend of pickled red oak face frame and sumptuous navy doors and drawers and brass hardware. We had never built a kitchen like this before and were very pleased with the outcome. We especially love the shot of the cabinetry looking into the Great Room. However, the show stopper really is all the glass. The windows in the Great Room look out at an old quarry that is now filled with water and surrounded by the loveliest trees. We saw this job site in Summer, Fall and Winter - it was hard to decide which season was more beautiful. It’s always interesting to see how far a property has truly come when finished. This project was a real pleasure. The clients were wonderful and had adventurous taste which allows us to test our limits as designers, cabinet makers and builders. Our second Summer project in Cape Elizabeth (not yet photographed) was a renovation that started small and ended up big. There were lots of old house problems that needed to be fixed and directions to be explored with design. The clients for that project were enormously trusting and allowed all parts of our company to do what we do best. Every site meeting was an hour plus long laugh fest; nothing ever felt stressful. It was like a bunch of friends, doing something cool, enjoying the process. We are excited to show you pictures of that space just as soon as we have them.
Now that we are down to three projects - the air feels a little lighter. BUT that doesn’t mean we don’t miss the frantic push, the laughter and of course, the thrill of seeing beautiful spaces in that last push to the finish.
Can’t wait to show you the next three!