Exterior Painting Basking Ridge

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Estimator: Kurt Becker

Scope of work: Exterior CarpentryExterior Painting

Location: Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Timeline: 8 days

 

This Basking Ridge, NJ home was treated to a full sanding and exterior painting job.  While on site our team also replaced the home’s damaged window sills, and repaired the home’s rotting columns.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Exterior Painting by Monk's Home Improvements

Before Exterior Painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

After Exterior Painting Basking Ridge

After Exterior Painting Basking Ridge

 

The exterior of this Basking Ridge, NJ home was in desperate need of some attention from our team at Monk’s Home Improvements.

 

Before Exterior Painting by Monk's

Before Exterior Painting by Monk’s

 

Our team carefully examined the exterior of the home and determined that it would need to be sanded down to 95% bare wood.

 

Before Exterior Painting Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Before Exterior Painting Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

 

Sanding the exterior down to 95% bare wood ensures that the new paint will efficiently adhere to the home.

 

Before Exterior Painting by Monk's Home Improvements

Before Exterior Painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

Besides peeling paint, this home also had severely damaged window sills and exterior columns.

 

Exterior Carpentry Repairs by Monk's

Exterior Carpentry Repairs by Monk’s

 

Once the house had been sanded down to 95% bare wood our team applied two separate coats of oil based primer.

 

Exterior Painting Basking Ridge

Exterior Painting Basking Ridge

 

After the coats of primer the home was given two full coats of high quality exterior paint.

 

House Painting by Monk's

House Painting by Monk’s

 

New window sills were also installed, the rotting columns were rebuilt, and wrapped in azek.

 

Azek Wrapped Column by Monk's

Azek Wrapped Column by Monk’s

 

After eight days of work our team had drastically transformed the appearance of this home’s exterior.

 

Exterior Painting by Monk's

Exterior Painting by Monk’s

 

Painting by Monk's

Painting by Monk’s

 

Another job well done by our team at Monk’s!

 

After Exterior Painting Basking Ridge

After Exterior Painting Basking Ridge

 

House Painting by Monk's

House Painting by Monk’s

 

 

To see other exterior painting projects by our team take a look at our exterior painting portfolio.

If you would like to see more projects by us, check out this sanding and painting project this exterior painting project or this historic home exterior painting by Monk’s.

If you are considering an exterior painting project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best exterior painting contractor in Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

 

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November 25, 2014Ty Monk

Exterior Carpentry Repairs Basking Ridge

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Estimator: Kurt Becker

Scope of work: Exterior Carpentry

Location: Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Timeline: 2 days

 

Over time it is natural for the exterior elements of your home to become damaged.  The owners of this Basking Ridge, NJ home called in our team at Monk’s to rebuild their rotted trim, window sills, and exterior panels.  In only two days this exterior carpentry repair project was completed.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Exterior Carpentry Repairs

Before Exterior Carpentry Repairs

After Exterior Carpentry Repairs

After Exterior Carpentry Repairs

 

When our team of carpenters arrived on the job they discovered that much of the home’s exterior elements were severely rotted, and damaged from constant exposure to the elements.

 

Before Exterior Carpentry Repairs Basking Ridge

Before Exterior Carpentry Repairs Basking Ridge

 

Before Exterior Carpentry

Before Exterior Carpentry

 

In order to prevent future damages our team at Monk’s built all of the replacement parts out of azek.  Azek is a moisture resistant material which makes it ideal for exterior projects.

 

Exterior Carpentry by Monk's

Exterior Carpentry by Monk’s

 

Each piece was carefully measured and rebuilt to match the previous structure’s wood profile.

 

Exterior Carpentry Repairs Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Exterior Carpentry Repairs Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

 

Carpentry by Monk's

Carpentry by Monk’s

 

Once the carpentry work was completed our team caulked the structures, filled the nail holes, and painted.

 

Azek Repairs

Azek Repairs

 

In only two days our team had completed these exterior carpentry repairs.

 

Carpentry Repairs by Monk's

Carpentry Repairs by Monk’s

 

Exterior Carpentry Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Exterior Carpentry Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

 

Another job well done by our team at Monk’s!

 

After Exterior Carpentry Repairs

After Exterior Carpentry Repairs

 

To see more carpentry projects by our team at Monk’s check out our carpentry gallery.

If you would like to see other projects by our team at Monk’s check out this custom built in unit, this portico renovation, or this cedar gate rebuilding.

If you are considering a carpentry project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best carpentry contractor in Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

 

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November 23, 2014Ty Monk

Interior Painting Basking Ridge

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Estimator: Kurt Becker

Scope of work: Interior Painting

Location: Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Timeline: 3 days

 

The owners of this Basking Ridge, NJ home called in our team at Monk’s to perform an interior painting job on their foyer, stairway, and hallway.  In only three days our team prepped, and painted all surfaces.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Interior Painting Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Before Interior Painting Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

After Interior Painting Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

After Interior Painting Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

 

Certain areas in this home had been scratched and damaged by the homeowners’ dog.  Repainting the walls would easily hide the dog’s damage.

 

Dog Damage Interior Painting

Dog Damage Interior Painting

 

Before painting began our team carefully protected all of the home’s surfaces.

 

Painting Preparation by Monk's

Painting Preparation by Monk’s

 

The walls were carefully spackled, and sanded, and the baseboards were meticulously caulked.

 

Interior Painting Basking Ridge

Interior Painting Basking Ridge

 

Next our team spot primed the walls.

 

Painting by Monk's

Painting by Monk’s

 

Once the walls were prepped our team applied two coats of high quality interior paint to the walls.

 

Interior Painting by Monk's Home Improvements

Interior Painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

One coat of paint was applied to all of the trim.

 

Interior Trim Painting Basking Ridge

Interior Trim Painting Basking Ridge

 

In only five days our team had repaired this home’s dog scratch damage, and drastically transformed the look of the home’s interior.

 

After Interior Painting Basking Ridge

After Interior Painting Basking Ridge

 

After Interior Painting by Monk's Home Improvements

After Interior Painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

Another great project completed by our team at Monk’s!

 

To see more interior painting projects by our team at Monk’s check out our interior painting gallery.

If you would like to see other projects by our team at Monk’s check out  this dining room interior painting project, or this foyer and stairway painting.

If you are considering an interior painting project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best interior painting contractor in Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

 

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November 23, 2014Ty Monk

Deck Refinishing Basking Ridge

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Estimator: Kurt Becker

Scope of work: Deck Staining, Deck Refinishing

Location: Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Timeline: 5 days

 

The original solid stain was peeling on this large Basking Ridge, NJ deck.  Our team was called out to refinish the deck.  In only five days our team stripped and stained both the deck, and the railings.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Deck Refinishing by Monk's Home Improvements

Before Deck Refinishing by Monk’s Home Improvements

Deck Refinishing Basking Ridge

Deck Refinishing Basking Ridge

 

To begin this project our team inspected the current condition of the deck.  Most of the deck’s original solid stain was severely peeling.

 

Before Deck Refinishing by Monk's

Before Deck Refinishing by Monk’s

 

Deck Refinishing and Staining by Monk's

Deck Refinishing and Staining by Monk’s

 

The homeowners wanted to rid their deck of its peeling, and worn out look, and restore it to natural wood.

 

Deck Refinishing Basking Ridge

Deck Refinishing Basking Ridge

 

Our team carefully stripped the deck of all of its existing stain.

 

Refinishing Basking Ridge, NJ Deck

Refinishing Basking Ridge, NJ Deck

 

Deck Stripping by Monk's Hoe Improvements

Deck Stripping by Monk’s Hoe Improvements

 

The deck was then refinished with Sikkens DEK Mahogany to bring out the red undertones in the wood.

 

Deck Staining by Monk's Home Improvements

Deck Staining by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

The deck’s railings were then coated with a solid stain of white and brown.

 

Deck Refinishing by Monk's Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Deck Refinishing by Monk’s Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

 

After five days of hard work our team at Monk’s had entirely transformed this home’s large deck.

 

Refinished Deck by Monk's

Refinished Deck by Monk’s

 

Deck Staining and Refinishing

Deck Staining and Refinishing

 

Another job well done by our team at Monk’s!

 

Refinished Deck by Monk's

Refinished Deck by Monk’s

 

Deck Staining Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Deck Staining Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

 

To see other deck projects by our team take a look at our Deck Gallery.

If you would like to see more projects by us, check out this azek deck or this deck refinishing project.

If you are considering a deck project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best deck contractor in Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

 

 

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November 23, 2014Ty Monk

Porch Installation Basking Ridge

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Estimator: Kurt Becker

Scope of work: Carpentry, Porch Installation, Staining

Location: Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Timeline: 5 days

 

The front porch of this Basking Ridge, NJ home was looking tired and worn out.  Our team at Monk’s arrived on the job and rebuilt, and stained, the front porch in only five days.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Front Porch Installation Basking Ridge

Before Front Porch Installation Basking Ridge

After Porch Installation Basking Ridge

After Porch Installation Basking Ridge

 

The existing floor of this front porch was completely ripped out.

 

Porch Installation by Monk's Home Improvements

Porch Installation by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

Our team then installed extra framing to support the porch, and help bring the structure up to code.

 

Before Front Porch Installation Basking Ridge

Before Front Porch Installation Basking Ridge

 

High quality mahogany floor boards were brought in to be installed.

 

Mahogany Floor Boards for Front Porch Installation

Mahogany Floor Boards for Front Porch Installation

 

The new floor boards were installed by our team of skilled carpenters.

 

Floor Board Installation Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Floor Board Installation Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

 

The porch was then stained with Sikkens DEK stain, giving the porch a more finished look, and the benefit of added protection.

 

Porch Installation Basking Ridge

Porch Installation Basking Ridge

 

Porch Installation and Staining by Monk's

Porch Installation and Staining by Monk’s

 

In only five days our team had rebuilt this Basking Ridge, NJ  front porch.

 

Porch Installation and Staining by Monk's Home Improvements

Porch Installation and Staining by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

After Porch Installation Basking Ridge

After Porch Installation Basking Ridge

 

Another job well done by our team at Monk’s!

 

To see other deck projects by our team take a look at our Deck Gallery.

If you would like to see more projects by us, check out this azek deck or this deck refinishing project.

If you are considering a deck project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best deck contractor in Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

 

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November 19, 2014Ty Monk

Bay Window Installation Basking Ridge

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Estimator: Kurt Becker

Scope of work: Window Installation

Location: Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

Timeline: 1 day

 

The owners of this Basking Ridge, NJ home wanted to upgrade the look of their home by installing a new bay window.  In only one day our team removed the home’s existing window and replaced it with a brand new bay window, giving the homeowners the exact look they had imagined for their house.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Bay Window Installation by Monk's

Before Bay Window Installation by Monk’s

After Bay Window Installation Basking Ridge

After Bay Window Installation Basking Ridge

 

Our team arrived on the job and carefully measured the existing window.

 

Before Bay Window Installation Basking Ridge

Before Bay Window Installation Basking Ridge

 

The window was then removed to make room for the new bay window.

 

Before Bay Window Installation by Monk's

Before Bay Window Installation by Monk’s

 

Our team aided the homeowners in selecting the perfect bay window for their home.  The new bay window was delivered and completely installed by our team at Monk’s Home Improvements.

 

Bay Window Installation by Monk's Home Improvements- Basking Ridge, NJ

Bay Window Installation by Monk’s Home Improvements- Basking Ridge, NJ

 

After just one day of work this home had a brand new bay window!

 

After Bay Window Installation Basking Ridge

After Bay Window Installation Basking Ridge

 

Another job well done by Monk’s!

 

To see other window and door projects by our team take a look at our Windows and Doors Gallery.

If you would like to see more projects by us, check out this hardwood floor refinishing job or this tile backsplash by Monk’s.

If you are considering new windows or doors  in your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best door and window contractor in Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

 

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November 17, 2014Ty Monk

Madison Central Avenue School Mural

The Central Avenue School in Madison, NJ took on a big artistic challenge this October.

The elementary school created a beautiful mural along many halls. The mural depicts the history of Madison and commemorates the 125th anniversary of Madison Borough. With over 40 volunteer parents and children, along with the guidance and help of a local artist Caren Olmsted, the colorful mural unfolded.

Monk’s Home Improvements provided Central Avenue School with a labor donation to first paint the walls white to provide a clean canvas for the mural.  Travis Marion, who manages all of the Monk’s Painting and Carpentry projects in Madison, along with his painting crew, spent a Saturday preparing the walls for the mural.

Before and After Photos

Blank clean walls ready for the Mural-Madison Central Ave School

Blank clean walls ready for the Mural

Finished Mural-Madison Central Ave. School

Finished Mural-Madison Central Ave. School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing the mural began on October 3rd and finished with painting on October 23rd. Take a look at the beautiful painted halls of Central Ave School.

 

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What amazing work by the volunteers and Ms. Olmsted! We’re so proud to be a part of this beautiful project.

A very kind “plaque” was also painted on the walls at CAS thanking all of the contributors.  Monk’s Home Improvements was very happy to contribute. We know we’ve helped to create a artistic and long lasting mural for generations of students at Central Ave School.

Monks Contribution listed on Mural-Central School Madison

Monks Contribution listed on Mural

 

We live in the communities we service and love helping out whenever we can.

We recently donated our time to paint these dugouts for the Chatham Baseball Club.

Monk’s is also accepting applications for the second annual Monk’s Service Scholarship. In May we will be awarding 5 service-oriented students $2,000 college scholarships. Please encourage any college-bound individual to apply at our website.

If your non-profit is is need of painting or carpentry, call 973-635-7900 and we’ll see if we can help!

 

November 17, 2014Ty Monk

Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany

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Estimator: Rich Ressa

Scope of work: Exterior SandingExterior Painting

Location: Whippany, NJ  07981

Timeline: 1 week

 

Years of wear and tear, and exposure to the elements had left this home in desperate need of some attention.  Our team at Monk’s was called to perform a full exterior painting on this home.  In only one week this home was greatly updated.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany

Before Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany

After Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany

After Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany

 

When our team arrived on the job it was determined that the entire home would need to be fully sanded before any painting could begin.

 

Before Exterior Sanding and Painting by Monk's Home Improvements

Before Exterior Sanding and Painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

If a great deal of exterior paint is flaking off of the home our team will opt to sand the entire exterior down to 95% bare wood.

 

Before Exterior Sanding and Painting- Whippany, NJ  07981

Before Exterior Sanding and Painting- Whippany, NJ 07981

 

Sanding ensures that the new paint will efficiently adhere to the house.

 

Exterior Sanding by Monk's

Exterior Sanding by Monk’s

 

It was discovered that some of the cedar siding was too damaged to sand and repaint.  Our team of carpenters replaced those damaged areas.

 

Sanding and Painting Project

Sanding and Painting Project

 

Once the house is completely sanded our team applies two separate coats of primer.

 

Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany, NJ  07981

Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany, NJ 07981

 

After the primer the entire house is given two coats of Benjamin Moore Aura Exterior paint.

 

After Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany

After Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany

 

Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany, NJ

Exterior Sanding and Painting Whippany, NJ

 

In just one week our team had completely transformed the exterior of this Whippany, NJ home!

 

Exterior Painting Project by Monk's

Exterior Painting Project by Monk’s

 

Another job well done by our team at Monk’s!

 

To see other exterior painting projects by our team take a look at our exterior painting portfolio.

If you would like to see more projects by us, check out this sanding and painting project this exterior painting project or this historic home exterior painting by Monk’s.

If you are considering an exterior painting project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best exterior painting contractor in Whippany, NJ  07981.

 

or Call 973-635-7900

November 16, 2014Ty Monk

Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing Westfield

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Estimator: Fernando Costa

Scope of work: Hardwood Floor Installation, Dustless Floor Refinishing

Location: Westfield, NJ  07090

Timeline: 4 days

 

Refinishing the hardwood floors in your home is a great way to improve the look of your home.  However, sometimes the floors are just too damaged and it is better to simply install new floors.  Our team at Monk’s installed new hardwood floors in the living room and dining room of this Westfield, NJ home.

 

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Before Hardwood Floor Refinishing

After Hardwood Floor Installation Westfield

After Hardwood Floor Installation Westfield

 

Seeing as the existing floors were significantly damaged, it was decided that installing new hardwood floors on top of the existing floors would be the best option.

 

Before Hardwood Floor Installation by Monk's Home Improvements

Before Hardwood Floor Installation by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

Our team of skilled workers installed new red oak floors in both the living room, and dining room of this home.

 

Hardwood Floor Installation Westfield by Monk's Home Improvements

Hardwood Floor Installation Westfield by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

The floors were then carefully sanded and refinished using our dustless floor refinishing system.

 

Dustless Floor Refinishing

Dustless Floor Refinishing

 

Once the floors are thoroughly sanded our team applies a coat of stain.  Staining your home’s floor is an opportunity to alter their color.  Our team is happy to help you make the decision by laying down a sample of various stains to help you choose.

 

Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing Westfield

Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing Westfield

 

After the homeowners decided on a stain color our team applied one coat of stain to the floors in the living room, and the dining room.

 

Hardwood Floor Refinishing by Monk's Home Improvements

Hardwood Floor Refinishing by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

After staining the floors the job is completed by coating the floors with polyurethane.

 

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Westfield

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Westfield

 

In only four days our team transformed this home’s interior by installing, and refinishing new hardwood floors in both the living room and dining room.

 

Floor Installation and Refinishing

Floor Installation and Refinishing

 

Another job well done by our team at Monk’s.

 

Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing by Monk's in Westfield, NJ

Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing by Monk’s in Westfield, NJ

 

To see more dustless floor refinishing projects by our team at Monk’s check out our flooring gallery.

If you would like to see other projects by our team at Monk’s check out this floor buffing project, or this hardwood floor refinishing project.

If you are considering a hardwood floor refinishing project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best hardwood floor refinishing contractor in Westfield, NJ  07090.

 

or Call 973-635-7900

November 15, 2014Ty Monk

Refinishing Hardwood Steps Westfield

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Estimator: Fernando Costa

Scope of work: Dustless Floor Refinishing

Location: Westfield, NJ  07090

Timeline: 3 days

 

The owners of this Westfield, NJ home had called our team at Monk’s once before to perform a home improvement project for them.  When these homeowners came up with another project that needed to be done in their home they knew just who to call.  In only three days our team used our dustless floor refinishing system to refinish their basement steps.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Before Hardwood Floor Refinishing Steps Westfield

Before Hardwood Floor Refinishing Steps Westfield

After Hardwood Floor Refinishing Steps Westfield

After Hardwood Floor Refinishing Steps Westfield

 

Here at Monk’s Home Improvements we utilize an advanced dustless floor refinishing system to get the best results.  Such a system ensures that the job will be quick, efficient, and most importantly clean!  Our team brings in a system of vacuums and hoses which whisks away the dust throughout the entire sanding process.

 

Refinishing Hardwood Steps Westfield

Refinishing Hardwood Steps Westfield

 

Once the steps were carefully sanded our team applied the selected oil based stain.  For this particular project the homeowners selected to stain their stairs a color that would match the color of the existing flooring in the basement.

 

After Refinishing Hardwood Steps Westfield

After Refinishing Hardwood Steps Westfield

 

After staining the steps our team applied a waterbone polyurethane finish.  In only three days our team had completely transformed the hardwood steps in this Westfield, NJ home.

 

After Hardwood Floor Refinishing Steps Westfield

After Hardwood Floor Refinishing Steps Westfield

 

Another job well done by our team at Monk’s!

 

To see more dustless floor refinishing projects by our team at Monk’s check out our flooring gallery.

If you would like to see other projects by our team at Monk’s check out this floor buffing project, or this hardwood floor refinishing project.

If you are considering a hardwood floor refinishing project for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best hardwood floor refinishing contractor in Westfield, NJ  07090.

 

or Call 973-635-7900

November 12, 2014Ty Monk