the process page of www.tighejames.com building customized furniture and wooden goods for clients out of only the highest quality materials, while supporting efforts to ensure that people around the world have access to clean drinking water.
Operating as usual
Recently this condo that we remodeled went up for sale, and I was able to get some great professional shots. This was a 3 month project that included a completely revamped kitchen layout with new lighting, cabinets, windows, pocket doors, quartzite waterfall countertops, tile, and refinished hardwood floors.
The results were pretty spectacular-- converting a dark and dated space into a bright invitation as soon as you open the door. The newly opened kitchen and living rooms get smart- controlled lighting, speaker, and security features. These kitchen updates and photoshots ended up being the key feature in the marketing of this property, substantially increasing the value of this home.
Recently finished West Roxbury kitchen makeover. Cabinets by CliqStudio, countertops by @freshcountertop.
This was a complete renovation down to the original wooden floors and stud walls. New plumbing, electrical, lighting, insulation, white oak hardwood floors, appliances, and fixtures. New windows, doors, pantry shelving, and adjoining half bath remodel also joined in the fun.
There were some frustrations on this one, as a large part of the cabinetry order came in damaged. The supplier worked it out, but it set our schedule back by a number of weeks.
Very happy that Alan and Kristie and their newborn lil Francis bean now have a working kitchen, to serve the cats of the house. 😸😽
Remodel of guest closet ✨✨..
Demo'ed single door, reframed for bifolds, trimmed out with new casing, shelving, and mahogany threshold.
Also added crown moulding, new external shelving, and cabinet upgrade. These sloped Southie walls present a challenge, but what an improvement in terms of the space.
8th St South Boston closet makeover. : .. New walk-in is triple the size of the old closet, with new dimmable recessed lighting, prefinished mahogany floor to match, and opaque glass pocket door to allow that natural light to cascade into the master bedroom. #boston #interiors #closetmakeover #mastercloset #oldtonew #beforeandafter #remodelingcontractors #pocketdoor #builder #generalcontractor #madeinboston #tighejames #tighejamescustombuild
Just finished bathroom remodel which consisted of an extensive demo and reframing of shower enclosure. We were able to gain some extra space within the wall and reframe to allow the addition of a bench seat. Niche shelving, rainfall showerhead, honeycomb flooring, and hinged glass door go a long way into updating an old space. Extra shelving and cabinetry also added. Thanks to Mundial Tile for the beautiful tile work, the talented @realdealplumbingllc for plumbing, and @juliojoelosorio Wall and Ceiling Repair for the painting. #bathreno #bathroomrenovation #bathroomremodel #bathremodel #customshower #tileshower #tilelove #tiledesign #tiles #rainshower #waterfallshower #showerniche #alcoveshelving #tilework #remodel #madeinboston #boston #gc
Full remodel of entryway, living room, kitchen, and powder room. Progression shots along the way.
Update included taking out a main kitchen wall and rerouting the plumbing stack to create an open floor space, with full light access into the dining and living rooms, energy efficient window updates, wide ceramic floor tiles, new cabinetry, appliances, lighting, bathroom pocket door, new hall closet, hardwood floor refinish, smart home controls, new baseboard, and painting throughout.
The gas fireplace insert was updated with new mantel, hearth, and ledger stone, with built-in alcove shelving on both sides. The backsplash subway tiles in the kitchen and half-bath finely complement the variegated waterfall granite countertops and ledger stone of the mantel face.
This project shows a nice amount of subtle contrast: sleek and modern, yet tonal and inviting. The clean cabinets, stainless steel, opaque glass doors, variegated granite waterfall countertops, and gray earth tones allow you to pick up the subtle surface details, but yet keep the eye moving.
Cabinets custom made by CliqStudios
Granite installation by Precision Granite
Tile installation by Mundial Tile
Floor stained and refinished by NexConcept Design
Painting by Julio Osorio
Carpentry team: Tighe, Dan, Ervin, Greg, Mike, and Wes
Finally! 🙌 I'm now an officially licensed contractor within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This allows me to pull permits and supervise residential and commercial projects up to 30,000 square feet. I'm excited for the new building opportunities this allows me to take on.
Thank you friends and family for your support!
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Thank you all, friends, family, customers, and fans, for your support of Tapwater Designs. I have had much encouragement and support throughout the years in assisting clean water efforts through many amazing organizations such as Wine to Water, Water.org, and Charity:Water. For awhile now I have wrestled with a name change that more reflects who I am and what I represent as a business, while at the same time having difficulty releasing Tapwater Designs and what it stands for. I found that I wasn't able to accomplish what I desired for the brand, while also continuing to focus on what I enjoy and do for a living: making beautiful and functional items that others also enjoy and appreciate.
In this spirit, Tapwater Designs has become Tighe James Custom Build, which in a name holds much more in terms of description and marketing potential. I will offer the same custom furniture and woodwork as before, but with the expanded offering of custom-built spaces. These are building services I have offered for years, but didn’t neatly fit within the idea for Tapwater Designs. For those who have purchased furniture and items from Tapwater Designs in the past, rest assured the lifetime warranty continues to stand, as well as any furniture and accessory items made and purchased in the future under Tighe James Custom Build.
I’m very excited about this rebrand push and new change in direction. I will still continue to support clean water organizations and what they stand for: to promote better nutrition, healthier people, and the struggle to keep our natural resources clean and vibrant. My hope is that you will also do the same (as well as drink plenty of water)!
Thanks also for your continued follow and encouragement, and please let me know if I can offer something custom for you!
I did it!!
Now certified as a licensed General Contractor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, also known as a Construction Supervisor's License (CSL). 👷👌🙌.
This means that I can now pull permits and oversee building construction for 1 and 2 family units up to 35,000 sq feet in size, as well as perform structural modifications to existing residential and commercial construction. It's been fun going back to the studying board, and I'm looking forward to this next step in my professional career. Appreciate the support from friends and family, love y'all 👊
Recent mantel build and install with @structuredesignandbuild.
@ Brookline, Massachusetts
Back to school!
Study begins. It's been quite a while since I've been in a classroom.
Soon enough I hope to be certified as a construction supervisor, which allows me to pull permits and supervise projects throughout Massachusetts and elsewhere.
Building codes! That's alot of pages
@ Quincy, Massachusetts
Work sample selection from the past year
w/ @structuredesignandbuild & @aaaaaaaaaaa__b
Some 2018 completed build and install projects, with @structuredesignandbuild and @aaaaaaaaaaa__b
This was a recent install of an entry desk for 826 Boston.
826 Boston is a nonprofit writing and publishing center that empowers underserved youth to share their stories and succeed in life.
It is also known as the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute, because you can also learn about Bigfoot while you're there!
This was made with tongue & groove fir, with prefinished maple box interior. It has built-in display space for merchandise, with metal book display shelves and countertop by @americanhandcraft.
The right corner opening is to house their tarantula terrarium🕷️.
Flyover shelving, tall corner cabinet, and laptop storage station all with prefinished maple ply.
@ 826 Boston
Starting as a furniture builder, Tighe developed Tapwater Designs as a business building custom furniture, wood and leather work while contributing to clean drinking water efforts around the world.
As Tighe’s experience grew, so did his focus in building custom furniture, interior remodeling, renovation work, and 1 - 2 family carpentry projects. Still wanting to assist in clean water parity, through time it became evident that the name of Tapwater Designs didn’t provide a very clear reflection of the services he intended to offer.
Rebranded as Tighe James Custom Build, Tighe offers the same services and more, and his ability to assemble a team that finds pleasure in their work has also informed his path in the field of building alterations. His education within the trades, intrigue for timeless design, and background in furniture-making has instilled in him the appreciation that details matter.
Now a licensed, insured and referred building contractor, Tighe brings “more to the table” in terms of bringing your vision to life. In fact, now he can even bring the kitchen sink!
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