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Texture. I was looking for various ways we have dealt with stone walls to share with a current client. I came across this picture from several years ago. We renovated a master bedroom with 70's era wood paneling. Removing the paneling was an easy call...but what to replace it with? The immediate temptation is to repoint the stone, and while that does work well many times, in this case the stone may have dominated the room. Instead we, filled in some of the exisitng openings with stone and then lightly touched up the existing lime plaster and painted the surface. The story in the stone was left behind for the owner to enjoy but muted enough to play a supporting role. BTW-who says you can't have enough closet space in a 200 year old home? Check out the wall of storage that is integrated into the room by Christiana Factory Studio... See MoreSee Less
This 4th we are celebrating 161 cubic yards of concrete, delivered by 21 trucks, precisely set in place over the past 3 weeks, to preserve the foundation of a stone home built shortly after the signing of the Declaration of Independance! Happy 4th of July from Rittenhouse Builders! ... See MoreSee Less
If your project with Rittenhouse Builders included a hardwood floor in the past 13 years, most likely the fine folks at Caliber Hardwood Floors, Inc. were the ones to install your floor. We work with Bob, Justin, and Jared at Caliber because they take great pride in delighting our clients with a pristine finish.
It was an honor after working together for over a decade to have the team at Caliber ask Rittenhouse Builders to renovate a new showroom for their growing company. They are just moving in this week and unpacking boxes. Check out their Facebook link above for more information on when the doors officially open. ... See MoreSee Less
The gang here at Caliber is SUPER excited to finally be in here (though some boxes still need to be unpacked...). And we are also SUPER grateful for the fabulous job that Rittenhouse Builders did for us!
We hope to be all set up by the end of July to start inviting folks to stop by and check it out. Stay tuned!
Our client became fascinated with the manufactured wood beams we used to reinforce the existing 1st-floor walls in preparation for her new 2nd floor Art/Craft studio. She loved the distinctive lines of the man-made, but organic product, which lead to a request to build a bench in the studio from this decidedly utilitarian material. I submit for your review the first Rittenhouse Builder Parallam Waterfall bench. Her artistic work is found throughout the project. We will definitely need a pro to photograph this project to do it justice...so I’m going to tease for now. 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
The end is nigh for this honey colored “builder’s grade” handrail and balustrade circa 2000. Next week, our carpenters will begin installing a formal (with a little glam mixed in) custom railing, wainscot, and trim package in the Foyer and the Kitchen area. The garage has been made ready to store the millwork package which will be followed by delivery of a @ChristianaCabinetry kitchen. #GameOn... See MoreSee Less
In honor of June 18th, "National Splurge Day" may we suggest dallying for an extra-long soak in your thoughtfully renovated Rittenhouse home spa? Do it for the country, it's patriotic. ... See MoreSee Less