Landscape contractor Roger Cook arrives in Bermuda, then host Kevin O'Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram meet project manager Alex DeCouto in the north court to find the scaffolding down, the old... More
Landscape contractor Roger Cook arrives in Bermuda, then host Kevin O'Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram meet project manager Alex DeCouto in the north court to find the scaffolding down, the old building painted, and the landscaping well underway. Inside, Alex shows Norm the new cedar French doors and oiled bronze hardware — an ideal combination for this seaside location. Kevin finds kitchen contractor Mark Henneberger finishing up the countertop install — it's a new quartz material that carries a 10-year warranty and is non-porous, two times stronger than granite, and maintenance free. In the upstairs hall, Kevin finds interiors specialist Jennifra Gray installing a faux Bermuda stone — it's a closed-cell polymer that gives the look of natural limestone without the maintenance issues or cost. Then, Alex and Norm meet tiling contractor Gene Aitkin to see his work in the boys' bathroom as well as the progress on the master bath, which has been slow due to last-minute changes and additions. In the dining room, Kevin meets painting contractor Paul Mathias for a lesson in applying a three-coat latex paint that results in a "brushed suede" decorative finish. Landscape contractor Jeff Sousa shows Roger the local flora at private nursery open only to the trade, and in a challenging (and dramatic) finished lot in Paget. Back at Harbour View, Jeff shows Roger how his crew is installing Mexican river rocks and Turkish travertine pavers to create a courtyard for two outdoor spa units. The end of the day brings the flooring installers, and this time it's Randy Stafford putting down a hand-scraped engineered floating floor in the master suite.