Dry, Winter Air? Install a Humidifier System to Your HVAC

The winter months take a toll on your skin. Cracked, dry, moisture-less. The reason why this happens is because heating the air removes all moisture from it. So you are left feeling dried out.

Why?

Did you know that dry air is less efficient to heat, because there is no moisture content and moisture content retains heat, making the heating process more efficient. Simple, right?

With most of our winter days spent inside, the effects of this heated air are felt throughout the cold months. As soon as you turn on your heat, your home is robbed of moisture. Installing a humidifier system reintroduces moisture content into your air, making being inside tolerable.

Here’s Some Tips on Installing a Humidifier to Your Forced Air System:

1. Identify the type of heating system. Not all systems are compatible.

2. Locate a water source, an electric source and a drain source necessary for installation.

3. Shop around. Find a system that fits your budget. They tend to range from a hundred dollars to a few thousand.

4. Read the directions carefully, as you will need to cut into your duct work. Measure twice, cut once definitely applies!

5. If the task seems a bit out of your comfort zone, call a professional to install.

6. Enjoy your new quality of air!


Powder room remodel

This Conshohocken powder room was a quick and easy way for the owner to add a lot of value to his home.

The powder room was located in the refinished basement, a place where the owner hung out a ton. There wasn’t anything wrong with the bathroom, besides the aesthetics and a bit of chipped tile, so replacing the toilet, sink, adding new tile and a fresh coat of paint took this drab powder room into a really nice second bathroom.

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to turn a room around. Give me a call to see how you can do the same to any room in your home!

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Tile work in West Conshohocken

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Wyncote Bathrooms

These bathrooms were in a 180 year old house in Wyncote, Pa

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This bathroom was located on the second floor of the home.

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Awning refurbish

Commercial project. Awning had been neglected for years, improper flashing, bad patch jobs along the way.

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Heres what we discovered when the siding and capping was removed. Rotten framing everywhere!

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The unit was in such terrible condition, it was torn down to framing. Additional framing was needed on all structural beams as well as some of the rafters. It was re decked, new roofing was installed flashed correctly.

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New vinyl siding.

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Tile Work

This was a entire gut and remodel bathroom.

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Finished tub surround

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Master Bathroom Upgrade on a Budget

They say Kitchens and Bathrooms sell a house. That being said, they’re often the first two areas discussed when its time to renew your space. The project below started with a 7 year old townhouse in Conshohocken that had no visible or underlying problems to speak of. On paper, the bathroom had good bones, but no ‘WOW’ factor. The owner didn’t want to gut the space, due to cost, but knew the space needed refreshing. M.A.S. was called in and in 3 days, a fraction of the cost of a complete gut, the bathroom became a ‘WOW’ space.

Custom Cabinet

The split sink, while spacious enough, was constantly cluttered and framed with a huge and boring slab of mirror. A quick conversation about needing space quickly turned into a custom cabinet in between the two sinks. Now, clutter was no longer an issue, and the bathroom had a unique  and functional feature.

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Crown Moulding & Recess Lighting 

By adding crown moulding to the space, it was instantly transformed to a polished master bathroom. Removing the previous light fixtures cleaned up the wall space and added a warm, soothing lighting to the space.

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Custom Mirror 

The original mirror was big and unframed and just laid there. M.A.S. took the mirror off the wall above the sinks, hung it above the soaking tub and framed it beautifully. You never would be able to tell what this mirror used to look like!

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A couple of Custom vanity mirrors to match and paint on both mirror and she’s done!

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Red Oak Staircase

This was a remodel to a set of carpeted stairs. This being in a home-built within the last ten years, had a type of staircase where it was manufactured off site. Therefore the only way to install full red oak risers and treads was to cut the existing stair nose off with a sawzall. Once the carpet was removed and stairs and landings were prepped i began the lengthy process of making treads, risers and landings. The treads were all store-bought. The risers were bought in lengths of 3/4″ material and then cut to dimensions. The three landings in this stair case were made from one 4’x8′ piece of red oak. I took 4 – 1″x12″ pieces of red oak biscuit joined the edges and glued them together to make one piece. I know i could have just used a piece of plywood and saved time and money and that i would be the only one who would ever know that i went thru the painstaking process to make it the “real” way. That’s just not the way i do things, for better or for worse, the finished product speaks for itself. Once all of the carpentry was completed it was a process and when i say a process i mean a process to finish the stairs. Two coats of stain, and around 7-9 coats of polyurethane, depends on who you ask. It was worth all the work in the long run.

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Osha approved footwear!

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Kitchen Remodel New Countertops and Stone Backsplash

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Formica has come a long way! If you didn’t know it was a laminate product, you might mistake it for a much much more expensive granite countertop!

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Cast iron sink will make one happy dish washer.

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Bathrooms, Tile & Hardwood

M.A.S. Construction owner Mike Smith can do it all. From renovating a 30-year-old  master bathroom, to completely gutting a kitchen, to leveling a sub-floor for a beautiful hardwood floor job, M.A.S turns an ‘OK’ space into a Gorgeous one.

Master Bathroom, West  Bradford, PA

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Significant water damage was present once demolition was completed. This was a result of a leaky old shower allowing water to penetrate for years.

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Kitchen Remodel, West Conshohocken PA

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Hardwood Floors, Pottstown PA

This floor had very serious issues to begin with. You can see the decking removed in the photo below. This was necessary because the floor has sank over 1″ in the area by the stairs. In order to correct the problem the decking was removed, the floor joists were sistered to the existing framing and then new decking was installed. The result is a beautiful LEVEL floor!