East side stairs

Our East side new home is progressing nicely. Our carpenters have been busy with the stairway to the second floor. The stair is constructed of red oak as is all the trim in the home. The stairs has open railings with balusters and newel posts. This type of stairway is a challenge for carpenters because it uses what is called a re...

Condominium Work

We are busy at work finishing The Crossing condominium units. The flooring is being installed by Bierman’s Flooring. This unit has nice laminate wood flooring in the kitchen and into the living room. This flooring goes well with the cherry cabinets. After the flooring work is completed we install wood baseboards at the perimete...

East Side Home Finished

We had ServiceMaster at our East side Northfield new home project yesterday cleaning and polishing. They do a fine job making sure the home is in move in condition for the owners.

It really struck me how nice and light the home is. Even with cloudy skies and drizzle yesterday the house had a very warm feeling. Some areas...

Exterior and Interior

Our workers have been busy working on the exterior siding on the new home we have under construction. This home has exterior walls constructed using insulated concrete forms (ICF) by Reward. Reward includes fastening strips on each side of the form. On the exterior the siding is screwed to the fastening strips. It is a bit slower us...

Elko Addition Finished!

Elko Addition Finished!

Our Elko addition and remodel is finished now. It really looks nice and the owners are very happy with the project. One interesting part of the work is the baking area. The owner has been involved in baking cupcakes and cakes for some years. She had us create an approved baking kitchen so she can work more efficiently and serve a wid...

Double Unit at The Crossings in Northfield, MN

Double Unit at The Crossings in Northfield, MN

For the past few months we have been busily working on another project at The Crossing condominium building in Northfield, MN. This project is unique in that we are combining two separate units into one large unit. That has had challenges in dealing with the fire sprinkler modifications, bathroom changes, etc. It is going to be a spe...

Crossing Condominium #312 | Northfield, MN

Crossing Condominium #312 | Northfield, MN

A few weeks ago we finished another Crossing Condominium unit. This unit incorporated maple floors throughout. The flooring really looks nice as it extends down to the sunny east end of the unit. We minimized the opening to the sunroom and made room for the owners art work. The sunroom floor has ceramic tile for placing plants on the...

Choosing the Right Color for Your Dining Room

Choosing the Right Color for Your Dining Room

Whether you're looking to update the color of your dining room, or you've just finished a remodel, choosing the perfect palette for your dining room can be a fun and simple task. Color plays an important role in setting the mood for a room. The color you end up choosing should reflect how you want to room to feel. If you often entert...

Crossing Double Unit | Update | Northfield, MN

Crossing Double Unit | Update | Northfield, MN

We are finishing up the last few things at our Crossing Condominium double unit. This is a project where we combined two individual units into one large unit. The architect placed a gas see-through fireplace at the location of the former common unit wall which divides this new space into a dining area and a living area....

Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen

Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen

A kitchen backsplash not only functions as a great decorative piece, but can make kitchen messes easier to clean up, protecting your wall from damaging grease splatters and food particles. A backsplash can also give small kitchens an illusion of space, with its reflective surface adding more depth and dimension. Choosing the right ba...