Our customers hired us to update this ocean-front, 100 year old cottage. Inside, the house was dark and oppressive, but outside were incredible views of the Portland skyline. Fortunately, the owners had vision and the problem was quickly solved. After extensive work in the basement, shoring up footings and posts, installing drainage, waterproofing, and insulation, we moved upstairs and painted. And painted and painted; three coats of white on the walls and three coats of super heavy-duty, glossy, pale blue paint on the floors. The kitchen was reconfigured and fitted with new cabinets to maximize space and the view of the bay. The house has since been featured in two magazines: it was the cover article for the July/August 2006 issue of Cottage Living and was also featured in an island living article in the September 2008 issue of Maine Home and Design.