2nd Weekend for Home Tour

I'm reminding you that this is the second weekend of the Northfield Builder's Home Tour. Five area builders have 12 homes for viewing and sale. We have our Circle Lake Prairie style home on the tour.

 

If you are in the market for a quality home overlooking a 30 acre wetland with access to Circle Lake, this may b...

Installing cabinets

With the oak floor installed and the walls and ceiling painted, our next task on this kitchen remodeling project is to install the cabinets. We attended to cabinet installation late last week.

The owner elected to use oak materials for the cabinets, which match the floor and trim work. The upper cabinets are 42" high units t...

Cubbies

On our whole house remodeling project we are wrapping up with the cabinet work. One of the nice features we  incorporated into this home is an area for 'cubbies'. Located adjacent to the door from the garage, the cubbies are a place for the children to hang coats and boots. The base of the cubby is a bit deeper than the cubb...

Tiles and Lighting

On the kitchen remodeling project we are working on we created a fun little functional design feature. Part of our work included creating a new buffet cabinet in the dining area. The buffet has a lovely oak countertop. The owner asked if we could insert some ceramic tiles into the countertop, creating a flush area to set hot or w...

‘Water’ flowing in stone

We set granite countertops on a kitchen job today. The stone the client selected is beautiful! It has such an organic feel to it with the wonderful crystalline formations contained in the stone.

This kitchen has an island. The owners decided to use a shaped end on the stone, overhanging  the cabinets to create an area fo...

Bath lighting

We installed mirrors and lights in bathrooms on one of our current projects. The first bathroom incorporated light fixtures in the large polished plate glass mirror. The mirror extends to the ceiling. This is a great way to provide good lighting in a room. When the lights are on full power they give off a lot of light. When toned...

Reciprocal work

The tables were turned last week when we started replacing damaged roofing for Lampert Lumber in Northfield. Northfield Construction Company purchases quite a bit of lumber and materials from Lamperts. It is nice to have a reciprocal work arrangement where we can provide a service to Lamperts.

This work was related to that ca...

Deck work

It has been a long, cool spring but some of our clients are thinking about exterior projects for the summer. Last week we started a nice deck job. The work includes a main stairway entrance to the home. Tucked along side the building the stairway and landings make a nice transition from the ground to the upper entrance level. La...

1970’s Bathroom remodeling

We've started a bathroom remodeling project. The home was constructed in the early 1970's and it was time for some updating of the two upstairs bathrooms. We pulled all the materials out of the first bathroom and had the mechanical and electrical work revised to accommodate the new fixtures. We expanded into a nearby bedroom a b...

Popcorn Wagon

Today the 'popcorn crew' came to our shop and collected the popcorn wagon. The popcorn wagon is a nicely restored old wagon that needs to be kept out of the winter weather. Northfield Construction Company provided a secure, dry storage area for the wagon over the winter. Now that warmer weather is here it won't be long before t...