Done and done! Check out the finished product of the windows we told you about here. Here are the new interior windows for the office:

And the office exterior:

Bedroom interior:

Bedroom exterior:

Peace out,

Hi blog readers!

Our all season porch is in fully swing! There’s definitely a joke to be made here about porch swings, but its a gorgeous Friday, so forgive us if we’re less verbose than usual.

Happy Friday!


It’s my birthday too, yeah!

Yes, I got Glucosamine for my birthday. That doesn’t make me old, it makes me… agile. Very agile.

Hey readers,

We’re back with yet another addition. Allow us to fill you in on it: We’re building an all-season porch! That’s a porch with sliding glass doors all the way around. This one will even have a fireplace! That’s our favorite thing – we even put one on our own porch at home! We love fall evenings on the porch with a fire.  But we digress…

First things first: we needed concrete for the foundation. Here it is rolling in.

Because no project is without its surprises (remember this? and this?), we found rotted framing where the old steps were. The new steps were going in the same place, so we had to replace this area to protect it from future damage. Here’s the new framing.

Here’s the wall forms with the new concrete before:

And after:

Time to secure the anchor bolts!

Sawing the concrete (roar!!!) so we have access to the future crawl space:

And here we have protected the existing basement from dust and water.

And behind that curtain we have… our new access point!

Lots more work to be done, stay tuned for more adventures!

Peace out,

Hi readers!

Remember this screen porch from last year? Well, we were asked back recently to update some windows. Take a look at our adventure:

Here we are taking the old windows out:

We found some uninvited guests!

We escorted them out stat. Don’t they know how tacky it is to show up uninvited!?
More shots of the old window being removed:

And the new windows are in! Time for trim on the inside:

And some foam insulation to ensure a draft-free winter:

Did we just say winter!? Sigh… say it ain’t so!


Well, folks, we’re happy to say that the anxiously awaited living room addition is done! Here are a couple of outside shots:

And the inside:

If you are just tuning in, you can see the shots of our progress here, here, and here!

Keep it real!

Ok, maybe not. We actually use a product called Azek. When heated, Azek can be formed to a shape. After it cools, it will maintain the shape.

We needed to bend some trim around the top of a window we installed, so we enlisted the help of our handy friend Azek. These photos show us with our make shift oven and form table. Don’t try this at home without your Ovegloves!!

Here's the trim in the "oven"

Note our super space heater powering the "oven"

After it was warmed, we took out the Azek and shaped it

Ta-da! Wood bent with our eyes! (and hands. and heat.)

I think the sun might have been able to do this on Saturday! Its so hot here!

Keep cool!

Well, we promised you blog readers more pictures of the finished bathroom remodel, and since we’re not  one to renege on a promise, here you go!

A new shower door, new grout:

A new seat, with a surprise (wait for it…):

Towel storage!

This handy little unit provides heat when you exit the shower as well as shower/bath ventilation. Cozy!

And finally, the new dressing area is complete (with hiding contractor!):

Now that you’ve got your fill of McMahon Builders blogging, you can go out and enjoy this weekend!

Hi blog readers!

We’re straight-up swamped over here with classy projects!

You have all heard about our swanky bathroom project. Well, the glamor doesn’t end in the bathroom. We tackled the bar area too.

See, the cabinet above this bar wasn’t big enough to hold anything worthwhile (translation: it couldn’t hold a bottle of wine laid horizontally). So we fixed that right up by adding a few inches to the back of the cabinet and adding lattice in the inside of the cabinet for wine storage.

We installed a new granite counter top, but there was no lighting to show off the counter top’s sparkle! So we added some accent lighting underneath and above the cabinet. Now the bar area shines like studio 54.  Because we’d never settle for a dull bar (or anything, really).

Ahhh, my daughters would be proud of this bold departure from my usual earth tones. But who am I kidding, it’s not my house!

Until next time, when we’ll show off the finished bathroom!

Hi readers!

Today’s adventure brings us back to the living room addition. We’re working on tying the old siding in with the new:

While we were hard at work adding siding to the south side of the house, John (seen in the first picture) noticed that one of the neighbors might be in trouble. The neighbor, an older gentleman, had fallen and his wife could not get him up. Luckily, this is exactly the kind of scenario that Batman and his team are highly trained for. The only problem: a ten foot high fence separated Batman’s team from the rescue effort. Ok, maybe it was only 3.5 feet (details!).

Robin (John) and the Green Hornet (Scott) grabbed two ladders, one for each side of the treacherous fence, so they could reach the victim. The rest was a standard rescue for these superheroes. At the request of the victim, no pictures were taken. This story is probably best left to the imagination anyway.

Here’s Scott back at work dry walling with Dick; all in a day’s work!

To the Batmobile!

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