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Titus Built Encourages Clients to Recycle Existing Kitchens & Bathrooms

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Titus Built is pleased to announce that a current New Canaan resident client donated their existing kitchen to Green Demolitions. “Green Demolitions sells luxury commercial surplus and donated kitchens, appliances, bathroom fixtures, home decor, etc. from houses being demolished and renovated in Greenwich and New Canaan, CT, Scarsdale and Bedford, NY, and beyond. Donation proceeds benefit Recovery Unlimited, the operating name of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting a highly successful addiction recovery program established in 1964.”

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The kitchen was sent to Green Demolitions of Riverdale, NJ. Julie Rinaldi, Julie@greendemolitions.com, updated the kitchen by adding new countertops; replacing the wooden knobs with contemporary tubular brushed nickel hardware; and, streamlining the island by cutting off the existing eating area. Julie said her customer purchased the entire kitchen ensemble, including the appliance, and was extremely delighted with their purchase.

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Next time you remodel, remember to recycle! What better way to “go green” than to recycle your kitchen or bathroom. The recycled kitchen offers others the opportunity to receive a “new” kitchen which they may not have otherwise been able to afford, supports a worthy charity as well as providing you with a tax deduction. Go Green… Recycle!

Design Concept Challenge: Warmer Look to Cathedral Ceiling than Drywall

Tongue & Groove Painted Pine Ceiling
Our clients has 3 growing boys and 1 good sized dog and were finding their existing space to be too confining. We were hired to add a family room addition to a modestly sized 4 bedroom colonial in Ridgefield, CT. They indicated they’d like a warmer look to their cathedral ceiling than the stark appearance offered by drywall. We referred to our photo gallery of past jobs for alternatives that might fit the bill.

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We had achieved excellent results and very favorable response from clients and architects using painted tongue & groove pine with 1 key detail added. As we were using center-match T&G stock, we wanted to avoid the inevitable inconsistent gapping that would occur as the material dried over time.

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We ran our 16 foot T&G stock through our table saw and removed about 1/8” on the groove side along its length. Doing this insures that when each length is butted up to the adjacent length, the tongue will bottom out in the groove and the finished ceiling will align with a consistent 1/8” spacing between boards. 1/8” is too large a gap for paint to bridge it, so when painted, the ceiling yields a continuous, finished look which doesn’t vary visibly with climate generated material expansion and contraction. Result was spectacular!

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The construction progress of this Ridgefield Family Room Addition can be seen on 2 previous Titus Built posts.  http://bit.ly/haQ0Cv

Titus Built is moving to West Redding / Georgetown, CT!

Titus Built is Moving

The Titus Built team is excited to announce that we are moving our offices to a new location in West Redding/Georgetown, CT as of April 21, 2011. Please note our new contact information:

9 Brookside Place, Unit D
West Redding, CT 06896
Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Have you seen our updated online portfolio? Check it out here! You can see a great selection of our work in an easy to use and engaging format, including an option to view in full screen mode. We designed this new way to view our work to help inspire you as you consider ways to enhance your home to suit your lifestyle today.

Some fantastic new projects are underway and we continue to enjoy a sense of renewed optimism with our clients and colleagues. Give us a few weeks to get organized, and do some interior renovations, then stop by and visit. We’d love to see you!