Porter House Home Improvement Log
(For suggestions about additional projects or corrections to this page, contact
or another Board Member)
2018 - House opened May14th.
Internet service initiated
Bathroom window repaired
Shut-off valve installed for water filtration
Temporary fiberboard cut for deteriorating couches
Screening and pushbars replaced on kitchen/deck screen.
Martineau Brothers contacted re: storm damage to roof
2017 - "
" project (technical
Roofing and gable replacement, east end (Sederman)
All new smoke detectors
Oven door replaced
Internet service re-instituted
Sunfish rudder replacement (pending)
Cousin's Week 2016
Scraped and painted upstairs porch, restored porch door
Paint upstairs hall (partial)
Paint east and west gables
Paint circuit box
Replace attic windows.
New floors - Sederman
Re-do Suki's room (Benj Moore white ceiling, walls BMoore W322-1x, y3 20.5, s1 0.0, w1 11.0, g1 0.5)
De-clutter attic, garage
Exterior trim scraped, primed, painted 1st floor, scraped and primed 2nd floor
New mattress pads, pillows, quilts, shams all 2nd floor bedrooms, wash mattress pads attic (
donated by Suzy, Barbara
New cordless blinds for Suki's room
donated by Suzy Ryder Harriman
Replaced kitchen door screening, closer, installed wind gust chain
Replaced foot rinse valve (removed self-closing valve, which was sticking partially open)
Attic stair post re-inforced, expandable gate installed.
East first floor windows replaced by Sederman (bathroom, garage).
Septic system pumped and riser installed for easier access. Next pump out 2018 or 2019.
New bagless Kenmore vacuum.
Stairs, railings and bannister painted with Benjamin Moor floor paint.
Kitchen shoe mouldings installed to hold down curling linoleum.
Shower latch installed.
Kitchen utensils sorted and duplicates moved to attic for now.
Kayak hatch replaced with solid circle cut from plastic cutting board.
Kostas from Budget Blinds measured windows in Suki's room.
Chris and Jen repainted downstairs hallway. Front door reinforced with expoxy and long deck screws.
Mattress replaced in Mary's room (
- Opened house - re-installed boardwalk and stairs, replaced keyless battery, entered guest code, cleaned house
Repaired fireplace screen (sandblasted and painted old frame, attached new screen material)
Replaced kitchen/deck screen
Repaired dinghy transom, replaced mahogany buttress
Repaint Porter sign
DONATION (Suzy) of refurbished set of
that originated from Jane Ryder.
Photos and details page
Second floor bathroom remodelling
details and photos
Sunfish, dinghy, canoe all repaired (Blay).
Destructive vine removed from foundation area (Wayne).
Shingles replaced in shower area and front of house. (Sederman)
Window casings replaced on water side of first floor. (Sederman)
Photos and details of projects.
Repaired garage door.
Replaced front door screen, remodeled entry to fit door.
Phone service repaired.
Hearth filled with polymeric sand.
Attic bannister installed by Tom Sederman. Hedges trimmed. Passed homeowner's insurance inspection.
2000 to 2010
Steve MacNally - 508-563-7772 and 508-759-6508
Bousefield Septic - 508 888 2010 (Septic tank access
Bourne Water Supply - 508 563 2294
Larry Frawley (outhaul) - 508 269 9143 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bennett Plumbing and Heating ("Mark") - 508-548-4910
Bob Yourel (Morse Lumber) - 508 858 6998
Joe Morrison (electrician, Wareham) - 508 295 6050, cell 508 274 5026 (email@example.com)
Tom Sederman - 508 759 9050
(possible plumber - Mike Tellier 508 759 2466)
if needed- Mike Bisiener 508 208 3356 (recommended by Bousefield)
The Porter Family Trust