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Progress Update on Home Renovation in Darien, Connecticut



Titus Built is busy with several home renovations in lower Fairifeld County, Connecticut. Some are at the beginning stage while others are nearly complete. The Harbor View waterfront renovation is scheduled to be finished by next Friday. Our clients are getting married and plan to have their rehearsal dinner/birthday party combo at their home on Friday evening.  We wish Tamara & Steve a beautiful lifetime of togetherness and happiness. Photos of the home’s detail custom millwork will be posted soon.

Below is a progress update of the Darien home renovation. The renovation began this spring with the testing for lead paint. As this home was built in 1963, the United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all homes built before 1978 to be tested for lead paint. We were pleased to find out that there was no lead paint found. To learn more about the lead paint rule you can read the EPA’s pamphlet The Lead-Safe Certified Guild to Renovate Right

Webb-front-1st-progressDemolition is complete:

  • Titus Built tested for lead paint (in houses built prior to 1978) per EPA regulations.
  • Demolition completed to prepare for construction as per plan.
  • All demolition material was placed in dumpsters provided by Titus Built and removed from site.


Webb-front-2nd-progressFront view of home renovation




Webb-front-4th-progress-Exterior renovation progress:

  • Modified existing roof structure; frame for new dormers on front & back.
  • Reconstructed tops of 2 existing chimneys per plan, including build-outs and chimney pots.
  • Removed all remaining roof shingles.
  • Supplied & installed ice & water shield at eaves and in valleys.
  • Supplied & installed preservative treated western red cedar shingles over 30# felt underlayment on main roof.


Attic-windows-rear-of-houseDrawing of attic windows at rear of house


Webb-rear-progress-1Rear view of home renovation


  • Framers are beginning to frame master suite addition.



Stay tuned for progress updates including interior custom cabinetry and millwork benchmade in our shop located in West Redding, CT:

  • 1st Floor
    • Laundry cabinets
    • Mudroom cubbies
    • Kitchen island & cabinets
    • Kitchen bar cabinets
    • Living room tv cabinet
  • 2nd Floor
    • Master bath vanity
    • Master bath built-in shelves
    • Master bath tub paneling
    • Master closet window seat
    • 2nd floor family room tv cabinet
    • New home office built-in bookshelves
    • 2nd floor linen cabinet
    • Renovated bath #1 vanity
    • Bookshelves in new stair hall
    • Built-in shelves in bedroom #3
    • New hall built-in
  • 3rd Floor (attic)
    • Bath vanity
    • Bar cabinet in new studio space


For more information on this Darien, CT home renovation check out our Whole Home Renovation in Revitalized Neighborhood blog.