How do I Know if I Need a New Front Door?
How do I know if I need a new front door? Here are the top 3 reasons: Reason number 1- Mice might be walking right through the door without opening it. When the weatherproofing strips fail on older doors due to rot, mice can chew through the corners, passing through the door or making a […]
How to be a Proactive Homeowner
How to be a Proactive Homeowner Being a proactive homeowner carries with it a lot of responsibilities. You have to be aware of changes as they happen in your home, and you have to have a certain amount of skill to handle minor construction projects. My friend John is a great example of a proactive […]
Lead Paint and Babies Don’t Mix
Recently I had a customer ask me to give him a price for remodeling a room for his 4 month old son. I looked at the room of his house that was built around 1915 A.D. It was being held together by wall paper and lead paint. With a young child in the house I […]
The Do-It-Yourselfer Meets His Match…Drywall
We all have the friend who has a growing family and needs to create more living space using the existing space in their current home. A lot of times this homeowner is a do-it-yourselfer with some decent skills he picked up working summers for a construction company in his college years. He will begin the […]
The Case on Casement Windows
This week I want to talk about casement windows, other wise known in New England as “crank outs”. The advantage of this style of window is that they look good and are designed to allow the greatest amount of air flow in the summer months. The disadvantage is that they can be difficult to operate […]
Time for a Tune Up!
Often times as our loved ones get old so do their homes, and in order to keep them safe we must also keep their homes safe. Often times this means repairs on the kitchen or bathroom, but does not warrant a full kitchen or bathroom remodel, but rather just a tune-up. When checking to see […]
What Do Toothbrushes & Canned Goods Have in Common?
That’s right, both are stored in cabinets! The toothbrushes in a vanity or medicine cabinet and the food in the kitchen or pantry cabinet. While in your kitchen, take notice of how well your cabinets are functioning. Do the drawers operate smoothly? Are the doors opening & closing properly? When you are in the bathroom, […]
Adding Value to Your Home is a Win-Win
Sometimes adding value to your home is costly and a bit of a hassle. But other times, it can be very cost-effective and incredibly rewarding. This week I experienced an exciting and diverse carpentry project. The scope of work included replacing an exterior door that had a rotted frame, installing vinyl shutters on a section […]
Small Remodeling Projects My Favorite
Some of my favorite jobs are small remodeling projects. BSR Services, along with my colleagues at Harris Cabinets, have had a really enjoyable time collaborating on a small home remodeling project in Hopkinton, NH. The outcome of the project will be turning an existing formal dining room into a fourth bedroom. I’ll begin by erecting […]
Spring Repairs: Aluminum Rake Board Covers
In the early spring I encountered this common “Honey-Do List” item: repairing the aluminum covers on the rake boards that blew off during a winter storm. A lot of times, projects like this get put off until the end of winter, and my springtime is filled with interesting repair projects. A staff member, Damian, received […]