Kitchen-Bath Remodeling

We are working on installing floor finishes on our kitchen-bath remodeling project. The owners decided to have us install new red oak flooring in the kitchen. They were considering several other flooring options, such as a thin aggregate floor, ceramic tile, etc. But I think their decision to go with red oak flooring is a good one. W...

Kitchen Cabinets

We've moved along well on the kitchen and bathroom remodeling project we have underway. The main floor bathroom was expanded into a closet so that we could include a new shower stall, making it a 3/4 bath. The floor tile has been completed and the plumbers set the fixtures. The owners selected a very nice wall hung lavatory sink. The...

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling

We finished up our work on the kitchen and bathroom remodeling project. The owners did a great job selecting materials that look great together. The kitchen cabinets have a nice cherry finish on the uppers, and a soft gray finish on the lower cabinets. The countertops are a cherry color plastic laminate that blends together with the ...

Home Remodeling

Monday we started work on another small remodeling project. The home is a nice 1920's Craftsman style bungalow. Our work mainly involves 'cleaning up' the wiring in the home, installing a new ceiling in the music room and restoring surfaces in the living room. When we exposed the structure in the music room ceiling we discovered tha...

Home Remodeling

We are finishing up the small home remodeling project we started a couple of weeks ago. You may remember that this project involved removing some 1960's era wood paneling from around the fireplace in this 1920's bungalow. You never know what you will find once things are uncovered again---did the carpenters avoid damaging brickwork? ...

Rural Whole House Remodel

We've started work on a whole house remodel in rural Northfield. This work is being done on a 1960's rambler that is a very solid, well-built home. Our work will mainly involve remodeling two bathrooms, installing a new kitchen, reconfiguring the stairway, constructing a covered portico at the front entry, new wood floors and miscell...

Whole house remodeling

In spite of some very wet weather we managed to get the foundation for the new entry porch installed on our whole house remodeling job. The brickwork has been installed, creating the porch walls. We have carpentry work to do to create the roof at the porch, which will really change the appearance of the home. The framing for the int...

Cabin Addition and Remodeling

We have started a cabin addition and remodeling project in Southern Carlton County, Minnesota. This site is a fair distance from Northfield, but the clients are great to work with and it is a fun job. I've worked with them for several months planning the work.....as shown by the photos with snow on the ground. Our work involves remov...

Lake Cottage….and Ma and Pa Kettle

I was at our worksite in the Carlton County area over the weekend. The carpenters made good progress on framing the walls and roof of the new expansion on the lake cabin we are working on. A new room is extending out from the existing log cabin about 15'. This room has conventional wall framing that will join up to the existing log w...

Whole House Remodeling

The drywall has been finished in our whole house remodeling project, and the first finish coat of paint applied to the walls. Our next task inside has been to install the new red oak flooring. We are using full 3/4" unfinished flooring that will be sanded and finished on site. This is a somewhat 'old fashioned' way to do flooring tod...