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Castle Village 7 line prep for sale
Castle Village 6 Line Double Bathroom Job post #3
Castle Village 6 line bathroom job 2022
prep for tile and paint. NYC DOB inspector needs to return before we close the walls because the permit needs to be amended because the bidet was added.
Castle Village 6 line double bathroom job
Nobody does as much demolition as we do. You can’t get a good job done unless you remove the tile and the mudset. Most cheap jobs tile right over the existing tile. People don’t even realize they got a sh-t job until you point it out to them – the floor is high; there are …
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255 Cabrini mini kitchen
New Porch stairs for the City Island Yacht Club
66 Overlook Terrace
359 Fort Washington Ave bathroom re-tile
Castle Village 6 line bathroom
creating more real estate by removing the mud set as well as the tile. Rough-in complete. Tub installed. shower body installed. Time to tile
Restoring picture rail moulding 250 Cabrini Blvd
All one piece. No small pieces. Make them bow a little then press them down.
Pebble mosaic bathroom floor tile 153 Bennett Avenue
Scrape & Polish 250 Cabrini Boulevard
Prep to move in recent sale – refinish surfaces; make sure all doors work; remove one metal door buck; cut cat door opening; misc work.
subway tile backsplash 180 Cabrini Blvd
2″ x 8″ subway tile expertly installed
ceiling removal 359 Ft Wash.
ceiling ruined by leaks from above. A violation in the use of PVC tubing in the installation of the bathtub. They used a crummy plumber for sure.
Clean windows and new LED ceiling fixtures 205E69
It’s amazing what clean windows will do for an apartment. This apartment had a moth infestation problem coming from the window in the bedroom with a poorly installed air conditioner.
custom closet at 100 Overlook Terrace
Routing a door bottom
prepping a door for some fancy hardware
Loft at 100 Overlook Terrace 2
Another undervalued job by Seroy Inc.
Loft at 100 Overlook Terrace
Prepping to smash mirrors 205E69
Let’s see – four mirrors @ seven years bad luck each? That’s 28 years bad luck. I probably won’t even live that long. Mirrors all taped up and covered in carpet protector
Closet Job 305E24
custom closet to clients wishes. check out the return on the baseboards. very proud of that
Double Pocket Door 720 Fort Washington Ave
turning a one bed into a two bed
Medical Center Nursery School at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Was called to do some handyman work and checked out this sculpture I installed back in 2003. It’s seen better days
Kitchen wall prep 856 West End Avenue
electrician is done. now we make it suitable for cabinet hanging, tile backsplash installation, and painting
Engineered wood flooring for Dr. Ben Metrick
Bathroom floor tile replacement 100 Overlook Terrace
tile backsplash 736W186
Combining two apartments
Breaking through a closet wall to combine two apartments in 255 Cabrini Boulevard.
Bathroom retile and shower installation 30W60 Colosseum Towers
Sink Base Cabinet replacement 180 Cabrini Blvd
Had to replace this sink base cabinet without disturbing the granite countertop. We assembled the cabinet in place. Also wall repair, faucet , and dishwasher replacement.
Closet doors 720 Ft Wash
Tile Bathroom 30W60
Oak floor 720Ft Wash
720 Fort Washington Ave
Removing an unnecessary partition
30W60St bathtub to shower
Installing a shower where a bathtub used to be requires a change from 1.5″ drain to a 2″ drain, and a $1500 filing fee. In order to change the drain we need to break the ceiling of the downstairs neighbor’s apartment. We also uncovered an electrical violation from the neighbor’s bathroom job – sloppy splices, …
DUMBO carriage house courtyard
Install new pavers. Replace the rotten window wood. Clean the gutters. Replace the sump pump. Repair and paint the street wall. Paint the exterior wood. Trim back the English ivy. Repair the shed roof.
new ceiling, picture rail – 302 Convent Avenue
Skimcoat and Millwork
replace Dykes #242 picture rail and #145 base cap. skimcoat all plaster surfaces. prep for paint. this in one of my favorite buildings 200 Pinehurst Ave.
Dumbo Carriage House Courtyard
Back to Brooklyn
Faux Fireplace 444E75
Faux Fireplace fabrication/installation
A Light in the Shower
Here’s a cheap and easy Castle Village upgrade to the 6 line guest bathroom. A sorely needed light in these dark showers wired to a double rocker switch. Also a new sink, faucet, toilet, medicine cabinet, light, pipe insulation, re-grout, paint, and new Carrera marble saddle.
Budget Bath 200 Pinehurst Ave
Quick make over for a Castle Village 6 line guest bathroom. New floor tile and improved electrical with a light in the shower and a convenience outlet. New sink and toilet and viola!
Budget Bath & Bedroom closet
Asbestos found in old linoleum
LED soffit lights . Casts a nice soft light.
Budget Bath & New Bedroom Closet
Bath re-tile. Client keeps adding work! Here we have a bedroom closet with 96″ doors.
making progress – just a couple more days
Budget bathroom makeover
No plumbing involved. Never even removed the toilet. The owner lived through the experience. This job at 200 Pinehurst Avenue. Job was started by ambitious owner. Then she called us in to finish. Sheetrock walls, offset shower head location
Glass tile backsplash & light trough & kitchen lighting
Glass tile backsplash & floor tile repair
scrape & polish
As part of all our paint jobs we restore door hardware. Paint chips from door hardware and “friction” surfaces is a common source of lead for young children.
Recessed lights/drop ceiling
IKEA kitchen details
Castle Village 4 line IKEA kitchen
under cabinet lights & butcher block countertop
waiting for the light fixtures
trough kept horizontal by home made supports using blocks of wood and 4″ screws.
Walls finished. Cabinets installed. Countertop template Monday. Closet floors painted. Light trough roughed in. Need to get the electrician and plumber back here to install fixtures.
blue boys’ room & IKEA kitchen
Oak floor refinished
Golden Oak stain
IKEA cabinets ready to go
new marble saddle. replacement cabinet door
A new marble saddle makes all the difference. TheRTAstore.com customer service is great. They replaced a blemished door no fuss.
120/4 floor refinishing
120 Cabrini 4 line wall repair
120/ 4 line electrical and wall repair
120/4 line electrical work progress
120 Cabrini 5 line probe
The difference between city and country carpenters.
120 Cabrini wall carving
Pyroblock – used since the early 1900’s for wall partitions. Sometimes it has asbestos in it – but not here. Pretty soft stuff once you get through the plaster coating. Probing the wall for the architect. Carving it up for the electrician.
This time of day is really nice up here. The sun is low on the horizon this time of year – way below the bridge. I keep looking for the World Trade Center but don’t see it. View up Cabrini Blvd and of Hudson View Gardens’ half timbered construction.
145E15 plumbing sign off
Needed to close up the wall around the gas cock for inspection sign off. This apartment was pristine but there is a slob living there – really disgusting. I don’t know how they’re going to sell the place.
120/124 Additional necessary work
Work necessary in order to proceed which wasn’t in the original scope. Dusty work needing expensive tools, bits and blades. Sawing into the hardest concrete in Manhattan. Eighty year old concrete fabricated with large quartz pebbles – concrete fabricated before the mafia got involved. Also removal of millwork I had planned to re-use but now …
Castle Village 9 line paint job
120/124 Castle Village
1st phase of an apartment combination
IKEA real maple butcherblock countertop installed. Re-installed existing sink and faucet. New hardware on original wall cabinets. New base cabinets from TheRTAstore.com.
Original pine floor in kitchen. IKEA countertop & sink. Cabinets from TheRTAstore.com. Bosch appliances. Happy cat.
custom bathroom cabinet door
small touch ups remain
250 Cabrini Blvd
new marble mosaic bathroom floor
120 Cabrini Blvd Apt 124
Great view from this apartment. I watched 911 unfold from two floors up
66 Overlook Terrace
baby’s new room
Home stretch – Bathroom floor repaired and leveled. Kitchen cabinets mostly installed. Need to put a filler on a table saw; run bx electrical cable to inside of sink base for new Bosch dishwasher.
walls repaired, prepped, painting in progress 66 Overlook terrace Baby’s new room. Installing a pocket door. sheetrock tomorrow
Glass Mosaic Tile Bathroom Floor
Hudson View Gardens bathroom upgrade. Glass mosaic tile from Anne Sachs. New Lanka cove base tile. Regrout shower and new wall tile with Laticrete light pewter unsanded grout. New Surreal green granite saddle from All Granite and Marble, Ridgefield Park, NJ
shoring up a sagging step
door refinishing, hanging, planing