Area New Home Show

Five builders in the area are collaborating on a Spring New Home Show (PDF flyer). The event will be held on two weekends in April. The first weekend will be April 12 and 13th from noon until 5:00PM. The second weekend will be April 19th and 20th from noon until 5:00PM.

This will be an excellent time to see the new homes t...

Stone countertops

We started setting the stone countertops on the residential remodeling project we are working on. The client selected granite as their choice for the kitchen and dining areas. The stone has soft brown to bluish-green tones with the typical formations found in granite. The job Superintendent commented "the stone looks like a map o...

More on stone countertops

A reader sent me an email and wondered what I meant by the statement that the granite 'looks like a map of Minnesota' with all the little lakes. Granite comes in all sorts of patterns and colors. This particular granite has crystalline formations of a lighter blue color and irregular shapes..that look like lakes. The background gr...

Northfield Home and Garden show tomorrow

Tomorrow is the annual Northfield Home and Garden show. This year it is being held at Bridgewater Elementary school. The school is located at the corner of Jefferson Parkway and State Highway #246. We will be there in booth number 9, along with lots of other exhibitors. Northfield Construction Company will be holding a drawing fo...

Northfield Home and Garden Show

Last Saturday I participated in the Northfield Home and Garden Show. This was another great show. The weather was bright and sunny, but since soils were cold and wet people were not outside working in their yards and gardens. Instead, many of them elected to attend the show, visit with their friends and neighbors, and see what ho...

Kitchen remodeling

Last week we started another residential kitchen remodeling project. This one does not involve an expansion of the home at all. We are confining our work to the existing spaces, but rearranging the cabinet layout to make things work a bit better.

The existing 1950's cabinets were site built units. Those often end up being dest...

Appliances

This week we installed appliances in the residential remodeling we are wrapping up. This homeowner selected some very nice appliance units. Appliances are always a bit tricky to install but these all seemed to fit well in the prepared spaces. We started out by installing a double oven in an existing niche in the fireplace. We ha...

Joining oak floors

Last week we finished up the demolition and electrical work in the kitchen remodeling job we are working on. We've started to patch and repair the walls and ceilings. On this project we were able to retain much of the wall and ceiling surfaces, opening up only for new electrical work. We installed several recessed ceiling lights....

Three Links Remodeling

We are wrapping up a few final things on the Three Links Care Center reception area remodeling project. This work created a very nice entry area. The entry is very busy at times with family and friends stopping by and residents waiting for people. The rearranged spaces appear to work well for the facility.

I really like the c...

Iron railings

On the whole house remodeling we are working on we've come to the point where stair and guard railings are being installed. Most homes use some type of finish wood railings and in fact this home had oak railings initially. The owners wanted something that was not as heavy as a wood rail. We settled on iron railings with a cherry h...