100_2466 Work is moving along nicely on our east side Craftsman addition. The framing work is completed on the screen porch. It has a lovely arched screened opening that faces east. Pepe Kryzda at SMSQ architects did the design work for this remodeling project and he had presented some very nice ideas such as the arched opening. Phil is working at building the new wood steps up to the porch.

The kitchen has been insulated and drywall installed. On this project the owner is100_2467 doing the painting work. Often our clients are interested and capable to do portions of a project themselves. We’ve had clients make millwork trim, paint inside and outside, install ceramic tile…you name it and there is often an interest in performing some of the work. As long as there aren’t problems with timing it generally works very well for a client to be involved in portions of the work.


100_2469 Phil did a fine job matching existing details on this home. The roof soffits are beaded ceiling board. One board was left out and replaced with a soffit vent—the dark line in this photo— to provide ventilation to the100_2468 attic. Phil also installed moldings to match the home. This holds true for the new Marvin windows being installed. We flashed the windows to keep them weather tight then applied flat casings and trims to match the existing windows. The end result is a very nice looking ‘1920’s window’ that performs like a 2009 window.