Citywide Homes
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Finally finished up this master bath. It was decent before we started, but it wasn’t what the homeowner wanted and had a strictly 2000 HGTV vibe. It had a 14 ft sloped ceiling, we brought it down to a more reasonable scale, and built out a raised tray with a built up crown. They wanted more privacy, so we got rid of the corner built in, and framed out a closet for the toilet. We also moved the walk in closet entry from the bathroom to the bedroom. The outside wall of the closet was bare, so we built an opaque tempered glass window unit with a 2” LED recessed can to break up the barrenness. There’s tons of marble, with a heated floor and even a heated shower pan on a separate loop for the dual head shower. The homeowner still needs to purchase all the vanity handles, hardware, and new vanity lights, but other than that it’s good to go. This one was a beast and everything took at least twice as long as it should of (demo alone was about 60+ man hours). But in the end, it was worth it. #westhartford #remodel #remodeling #homeimprovement #renovation #contractor #hgtv #finehomebuilding #diynetwork #shower #masterbedroom #masterbathroom #masterbathremodel #tile #tiling #schluter #moen #marble #marbletile #marbleshower #marbletileshower #customshower #customtile #glassshower #tub #freestandingtub #freestandingbath #highendbathrooms #bathroomdesign #bathroomdesignideas

I finally broke down and bought a Kapex and UG stand. Real ones know the significance. Fun fact- despite the super intimidating shoeless cholo stance in the accompanying photo, I once starting sobbing while watching the hummingbird routine on So You Think You Can Dance. #mitersaw #zeroclearance #zeroclearanceinsert #mitersawstation #qualityovereverything #keepcraftalive #hgtv #diynetwork #trim #trimcarpentry #trimcarpenter #carpentry #carpentryskills #carpentersofig #carpentersofinstagram #carpentrywork #saw #carpentry #tools #toolsofthetrade #toolporn #powertools #carpentrytools #woodworking #woodworkerlife #carpentrylife #festool #kapex #festoolfan #festoolusa #kapex120

The customer was cool with a 3 piece built up crown in the ceiling tray but I couldn’t talk them to doing it on the walls, so they went with a larger standard crown. Masterhide paint on the ceiling is like a virtual black hole, it’s so super flat that any semi paint on the crown just makes it pop so well. Got to love the lines on lines. #crownmolding #crownmoulding #ceilingtray #ceiling #cofferedceiling #ceilingpaint #trim #trimcarpentry #trimcarpenter #builtupcrown #masterhide #ceilingpaint #semigloss #semiglosspaint #wallpaint #carpentersofinstagram #carpentersofig #keepcraftalive #moderncraftsman #hgtv #diynetwork #carpentrylife #woodworking #woodworkinglife #paint #painting #residentialpainting #residentialpainter #trimpaint

So apparently @grxgloves keeps their ear to the streets for the sobbing complaints of mangled-handed tradesmen. They were nice enough to send me a box with a whole bunch of cool stuff. The gloves are great. They definitely do have great dexterity, which everyone knows is super hard to find. The hassle of my fat Jimmy Dean fingers not being able to move is the reason I hardly ever wear gloves, which is how I cut/ burned/ drilled/ splintered/ sawed my hands about 12 times in the last 3 days. They’re a definite upgrade above the norm. Check em out. #dirtyhandscleanmoney #bluecollar #bluecollarlife #blood #bloodyhands #carhartt #contractorlife #contractorsofinsta #contractorsofinstagram #remodeling #carpentry #painting #carpenter #carpentrylife #bluecollarbrotherhood #bloodyknuckles #hardwork #hardworker #workharder #nobodycaresworkharder #gloves #workgloves #workinggloves #handprotection #protectyourhands #restorationcontractor #remodeling #homeremodeling

I was struck today with the realization that when I see a man with clean, un-scarred hands, I become filled with seemingly endless amounts of pity, suspicion, and disgust. Which I suppose is the inverse of proper society. #work #workingman #contractor #dirtyhands #dirtyhandscleanmoney #bluecollar #bluecollarlife #blood #bloodyhands #carhartt #contractorlife #contractorsofinsta #contractorsofinstagram #remodeling #carpentry #painting #carpenter #carpentrylife #bluecollarbrotherhood #bloodyknuckles #hardwork #hardworker #workharder #nobodycaresworkharder

This is my boy on his throne. God willing, he will be as fine and noble a ruler as his saintly uncle, Prince Joffrey. May he wield the Banana of Power ruthlessly. #gameofthrones #got #hbo #gameofthroneshbo #gameofthronesseason8 #princejoffrey #joffreybaratheon #joffrey #ironthrone #power #banana #throne #kids #khmer #khmerican #polish #halfpolish #baby #cutebaby #cutebabyboy #cambo #southwindsor #southwindsorct #ellington #hartford #westhartford #westhartfordct

Not sure exactly what happened here. This boiler had a cold water feed with a 3/4” shark bite ball valve. It pretty much blew or rotted apart in every conceivable way. It was a very moist basement and the house has well water. Everything else was fine, but this flooded the basement. Definitely a possible hyper-localized anti-indoor-plumbing terror strike. #fail #craftsmanship #quality #contractorfail #plumbingfail #plumbing #keepcraftalive #contractorsofinsta #contractors #constructionfail #plumbingporn #plumbingproblems #plumbinghacks #plumbinglife #plumber #plumberscrack #plumberlife #plumberfail #modernplumbing #boiler #waterheater #finehomebuilding #sharkbite #sharkbiteplumbing #sharkbitefittings #ballvalve #plumbingnightmare #pex #pexfittings #pexpipe

As a pre-elderly father, I only have a limited amount of time to pass down traditions to my kids. For around 30 years, I have been defacing photos of random strangers in the Sunday edition of the Hartford Courant. Now it’s up to me to make sure that my children carry on this important legacy. Today was our first lesson. Many more will follow. #newspaper #newspaperfail #defaced #deface #graffiti #popart #trashart #vandal #vandalism #portrait #ad #hartfordcourt #graffitiart #adfail #art #artistsoninstagram #art #caricature #advertising #advertisingfail #news #newspaperart #newsprint #newspaperdesign #connecticut #amatuerartist #amateurart #cartooning #comicart

I use this little DeWalt DW713 miter saw because it’s so small and light and super portable. It gets the job done 95% of the time and always fits wherever we need it. But lately I’ve noticed my miters were off slightly, plus I’ve been meaning to put a zero clearance plate on for a longgg time. Finally last week I noticed the kerf plate was broken, so it was a good time to fix all the issues. • I tuned up the whole saw first, which took a good while, as everything was slightly out of square. The one-piece fence was tilted in at the blade. You can see light shining through the gap near the blade in some of the photos. • I fixed it by shimming it out by using a tiny sliver of plastic as a shim to straighten it out. The fence screws are self centering in the hole, so it basically allowed it to straighten itself out the little ~.10 degrees that was messing up the fence and throwing the miters off. • The Leecraft zero clearance plate fits great, they’re super solid and give total support. I clipped the end off so it’s easier to see the detent plate. Between the tune up and the kerf plate, this saw is literally better than new. The thing is a beast and we beat the heck out of it, so I’m glad to be able to keep using it. • It was too cold to work in the garage/shop so I did the whole thing sitting on the floor in my breezeway so the kids wouldn’t bother me. It took over an hour but it was well worth it. I’m going to be doing my small DeWalt table saw next. • #mitersaw #zeroclearance #zeroclearanceinsert #dewalt #dewalttools #dewaltmitersaw #mitersawstation #qualityovereverything #keepcraftalive #hgtv #diynetwork #trim #trimcarpentry #trimcarpenter #carpentry #carpentryskills #carpentersofig #carpentersofinstagram #carpentrywork #saw #carpentry #tools #toolsofthetrade #toolporn #powertools #carpentrytools #woodworking #woodworkerlife #carpentrylife

We were doing a small reno in SW this week that included ripping up the carpet and laying down a laminate floor. • There was a large hump in one spot, so we removed a section of the subfloor to check it out, and found a little surprise. • #fail #craftsmanship #quality #contractorfail #flooringfail #flooring #keepcraftalive #contractorsofinsta #contractors #floorinstall #floorinstallation #qualitycontrol #ductwork #hvac #hvaclife #sheetmetal #sheetmetalworker #heating #heatingandcooling #centralair #subfloor #underlayment #osb #plywood #flooringproblems #constructionfail #qualityovereverything #moderncraftsman

One of my clients had just gotten a new shotgun and wanted to try it out. So him and his son let one off in the the master bathroom we were about to replace for him, not thinking it would be that big of a deal. • It ended up going through two layers of Sheetrock on the bathroom wall. Plus, he forgot that the kitchen was on the other side of the wall. It destroyed his stove and wall mounted microwave, and peppered the next two walls and door casing. It probably caused about $1k in damages, but no one will ever question his commitment to country living again. • #country #countryliving #countryboy #countrygirl #redneck #rednecknation #redneckshit #shotgun #shotty #countrylife #shotguns #gunsafety #gunsafetyfirst #gunsafe #huntingshotgun #insuranceclaim #gunfail #shotgunfail #youmightbearedneck #constructionfail #contractorfail #remodelingfail #hgtv #diynetwork #homeimprovementfail #contractorsofinsta #contractorsofinstagram #remodeling

CHOOSE YOUR OWN CAPTION- • Old kid new shoes. / Sneakerboots- modern marvel or heretical abomination? / Peter Dinklage’s little brother Deiter. / Non- beautiful kitchens of Instagram. / Guess who the random foot belongs to. / Mid 20th century linoleums and their polarizing effect on today’s American family. / Everyone look, it’s a child doing something! / Eyes closed or open? You decide. • #nike #sneakerboots #airforce1 #af1 #boots #wintershoes #lunarforce1 #wintersneakers #sneakerhead #sneakercollector #sneakeraddict #kids #cutekids #halfasian #halfasianbaby #son #kidsofinstagram #kidsofinsta #cambodian #halfcambodian #khmer #khmerican #polish #halfpolish #baby #cambo #steeltoes #yeezy #nikeairforce1 #nikeshoes