Residential update and fixes

This project was a classic example of no good deed going unpunished. Before we entered the picture, this family had hired a handyman who was a friend of a friend who needed a job. He was an unlicensed contractor who did not pull permits, and unfortunately, that was apparent in the renovation work he did in their kitchen.

Palmer’s Project Goals and Challenges

  • The original scope of this project involved redoing an aging ceiling in this ranch home, redesigning a non-functional closet, and repainting to provide a clean and cohesive look and feel to the residence.
  • Once Palmer Custom Builders dug into the project, the improper work and hazardous wiring done by the previous contractor were obvious. We needed to correct those deficiencies to ensure that our clients had a safe home.


  • We had our licensed electrician determine the extent of the underlying electrical issues. The stove and garbage disposal were improperly wired, the outlets were not set up on the correct circuits, and there were exposed wires throughout the project. We corrected those electrical deficiencies to address these potential fire and safety hazards. Poor tile work, trim work and sheetrock work were also corrected.
  • To address the closet’s access issues, we replaced its original single door located directly behind the room’s entry door with functional double doors. This eased access and allowed the homeowners to make full use of this precious storage space.
  • Aging textured ceilings were replaced with new, smooth finished sheetrocked ceilings that gave a more polished look and feel to these rooms. More modern lighting fixtures and ceiling fans completed the update.
  • Honeysuckle Beige and Springview Green paint colors pulled the hall and adjoining  rooms together visually and created a welcoming ambiance. The end result was such a dramatic improvement, especially after adding crown molding to these areas, that this family is now planning a new addition in the next stage of their ongoing home renovation project.