This project was a porch ceiling remodel for one of the oldest homes in Mercer County. This large porch was being remodeled and I was asked to finish the ceiling. We needed to make sure it looked like it belonged, and was true to the history of the building. I think it turned out great!
This wood framed drop ceiling was installed over an original plaster and lath ceiling. Because of unique restraints there was not enough time to remove the old ceiling and install a new one. The fact that our customer ran a business from home meant that the typical mess of a tear out remodel wasn't only impractical, but a true liability. Here are some other reasons for drop ceilings.
• Absorb and reduce sound
• Cover up piping, duct work and wiring
• Give the room a finished look
• Create an extra layer of insulation to improve the efficiency of your home/business
The last three images are the finished product.
This Homeowner had a 3 Bed 1 Bath home. To improve the functionality of the upstairs, they felt the need to add a "half bath". We were able to find extra space upstairs by renovating a closet and turning it into a 1/2 bath while moving the closet to another location inside the bedroom. Before and After photos are below.
AHHH! This has to be one of my favorite projects thus far. A complete bedroom remodel. Removing plaster and lath to reveal a chimney used to vent original potbelly stoves and solid wood exterior wall sheathing. The homeowner wanted a room with a totally new feel and create space upstairs in her home for a bathroom. As the saying goes, "Where there is a will, there is a way!" It's always fun when you are trusted to create your vision and when fruition begets praise. From beginning to end, this room presented its own challenges but rewarded us with a wonderful end result as awesome as our customer!
For this project the homeowner did not have enough room in the bathroom for a traditional swinging door. A perfect solution was to install this beautiful sliding barn door!
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Where did "Barlief Contractors" come from? The co-founders of Barlief Contractors are Adam Barcroft and Erin Greenlief. With Adam's carpentry experience and Erin's business experience, they decided to put their talents and experience together to start Barlief Contractors! About Adam & Erin: Adam has over 12 years of near daily experience with home improvements and new construction projects. Including siding, windows, doors, decks, kitchens, bathrooms, sun-rooms, home additions, garages, drywall, electrical, framing, trim and post frames. Erin has over 14 years of experience and history with working in the business industry. She is detail oriented with strong organizational skills. Specialties include: QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel & Word, Payroll, Bank Reconciliation, Accounting, General Ledger, Financial Statements, Accounts Payable & Receivables, advertising and graphic design.
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