Posts made in April 2019

Crunch Time

With May just days away and Memorial Day only 5 weeks away it is crunch time.

At our major renovation project on the Oak Bluffs harbor on East Chop the hardwood floor has been started. The tile floor is also going on. Doors being hung. The landscape plans have been set and submitted to the town for approval. The crew has started to trench for the new water line that will be installed.

In Vineyard Haven on Mayflower Lane the framing inspection has been called in. Once that is all set the insulation will go in then drywall following in the next few weeks. The garage doors have been installed and they are working on the sliding doors going out to the deck.

Off of Barnes Road our project is moving right along. The butcher blocks are going in the kitchen. The doors and trim are in progress. Next few weeks the electrical and plumbing inspections will be called in.

At our two smaller renovation projects the one on Laurel Ave. in Oak Bluffs the painting is under way, the floors finished. The tile work in the bathroom is in progress.

At my own house the painting is almost complete and the electrician will be back over to install the new lighting next week. Final photos to come next week.

Keep up the good work everyone and we will check in again next week!

Busy Bees…

Busy, busy, busy bees here as keep plugging along at the long list of “to do’s” before Memorial Day and things are constantly being checked off the list.

The homes we caretake have had the water turned back on, the outdoor furniture put out and batteries changed in the smoke detectors.

Up in West Tisbury the Trotter’s Lane project is complete on our end. The certificate of occupancy has been issued to the owner. The owner will now paint and do the landscaping themselves to stay on budget. We hope they enjoy their new place to call home on Martha’s Vineyard!

All the small renovation projects are wrapping up this week. The bathroom renovation is complete new vanity, tile work and painting and trim. Another home has had new flooring installed from Stonewood Products-Sawyer Mason line and it is looking great! At my own house the painters giving the living room, dining are and kitchen a fresh coat.

At the major renovation project on East Chop on the harbor the drywall is complete. The tilers are working in the bathrooms. The carpenters are installing trim on the windows. The doors have been delivered, flooring is still acclimating but will be laid soon. The new waterline to the house should be coming soon. The homeowners were on island this week meeting with the carpenters and management to pick out finishes and paint colors. Things will be finishing up in the next month or so and the owners will be able to enjoy their new home for the summer on the island!

Off of Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs the stairs have been started on the inside, the newel posts, handrails and spindles are in progress.

In Vineyard Haven at the Mayflower Lane project the fireplace has been framed out and will be installed on Monday. The insulation has started and will be finished early next week.

We had two design meetings this week and plans are in the works for the new projects.

Things have been very busy, we hope everyone can catch up on rest this weekend! Until next week folks…

Weekly Report…

Here is your weekly report of the happenings here at Squash Meadow…not too much to report this week but here we go!

At the Red House job on the Oak Bluffs harbor work continues to move along. The drywall has been hung. The crew is in the process of taping and mudding currently in the living room. The foyer of the house has “Shiplap” going up and I must say it is looking fabulous.

The flooring has been delivered to the property and is acclimating.

Have you seen the fireplace? It is looking amazing! I cannot wait to see the final outcome of this renovation job.

On Barnes Road we have the finish contractor going in to install the stair treads and newel posts. This job is ahead of schedule which is always nice to hear. Photos to come next week!

That’s all for now, see you next week!

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We have been busy, busy, busy this week. Lots of projects going on simultaneously.

In Vineyard Haven the decking is almost complete on Mayflower Drive. The electricians are in the final stages of the electrical work.

Up in West Tisbury the Trotter’s Lane project is in the final stages of decking and will be able to call in for the final inspection and get the owners in the home soon. Final photos to come soon 🙂

Off of Barnes Road the front entry way is in progress. Countertops have been ordered but waiting on arrival.

At the Red House in Oak Bluffs on the Harbor the drywall is being installed, then the taping, mudding. The fireplace is in progress for its new surround. Decking and exterior are looking great.

We have a few smaller renovation projects going on… new flooring going in at one home in Oak Bluffs, new windows at another, new bathroom and outdoor shower at another job which is keeping us all busy!

At my own house we are under construction added four new windows. The insulators used spray foam insulation in the ceiling in the living room, kitchen and dining area. The electricians added new light fixtures. Drywall has been hung, tapped and mud. Next will be all new interior doors and trim. Then the final stage of painting the interior. On the outside new siding, trim, front steps are all happening. Things are coming along great and so thankful for team and the subs who have helped us out! I will post photos once all complete 🙂

The next round of permits have been pulled for the upcoming projects in the pipeline. Design meetings again this week. Never a dull moment around here 🙂