Kitchen Remodel

The base cabinets for our kitchen remodel were set in place last week. Yesterday the folks fabricating the countertops came to measure. They did it the old fashioned way by creating a template from hardboard. The countertops are a product we have not used before so I'm excited to see them in place. The ceilings and walls have been fi...

Kitchen remodel project

We are in the final phase of the work on our kitchen remodel project. The cabinets have been installed, the existing wood floor patched, new interior doors installed, and much of the painting has been completed. We are working at installing the new wood trims at the existing windows and new patio door. The exterior deck is complete a...

The Crossing Condominium

Two weeks ago we started finishing work on one of the condominiums at The Crossings in Northfield. The Crossings are located just north of the Second Street bridge along the Cannon River. The unit we are finishing for a client is a two bedroom, two bathroom model. As with all the living units on the east side of the building, this on...

Kitchen Remodel

We finished up our kitchen remoding project. It looks great and should serve the owners well over the next decades. The cabinets for this job are custom made cherry cabinets finished with a very light stain. The home is in a wooded rural setting and the cherry gives a very organic feel to the cabinets. The designer called for some ch...

West Side Addition, framing

West Side Addition, framing

With the foundation in place the carpenters have been busy with framing the walls and floor at our West side addition project. This addition does not have flush connections with any of the existing walls of the house so we are able to utilize typical high energy 2x6 wall framing. We are ofcours aligning the second floor with the exi...

West Side Addition

West Side Addition

Our carpenters have moved along nicely with our West side addition project. Last week the roofing was installed. This  house has eave returns on the gable ends so we replicated those returns. They are a fussy detail to replicate, but they look very nice on the project. We matched the cornice trim moldings. This roof also has a flare...

Basement finishing

Basement finishing

We started another basement finishing project last week. As with many of the finished basements in Northfield, this basement got soaked earlier this summer due to the heavy rains. So our first task was to cut up the concrete floor at the perimeter and install draintiles. We removed the wall finish, the used a diamond saw blade to cut...

West side addition

West side addition

Work at our Northfield West side addition has moved along very nicely in the past week. The exterior painting is just about completed and the interior drywall has been finished. We are now working on installing the interior trims. We are matching the woodwork trims on the windows and doors. It is a fairly common trim system, using fl...

Entryway door and roof

Entryway door and roof

We just completed a small project for a client, but one that will be greatly appreciated. The existing side entry door on the house was set about 14" below grade at the stair landing. This of course allowed water to flow into the little area well, and up against the door---and into the house. The big rains of earlier this summer inu...

West Side Addition

West Side Addition

A few weeks ago we finished up our West Side addition project. I think it turned out great....and the homeowners agree. The exterior of the addition ties in so well with the rest of the house that it is hard to tell where it starts. The new Marvin double-hung windows look great with the light gray exterior finish. We moved the small ...