Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tile and Wood Flooring

I had a customer who's bathroom was half carpet- half linoleum flooring. They wanted to remove it all and replace with tile. Here are the results!



Tile laid on brick pattern

I also had a customer who had a guest house that was affected by the recent flood. They had carpet and were tired of it getting ruined anytime it flooded. They didn't want to spend a lot of money either because the house doesn't get used often and it does seem to flood a lot. Our solution was to use a white wood 1x6 and stain it on all sides before putting it down. Once down, we varnished it with a satin finish. This method is more affordable than your typical wood floors and easy to maintain. This method will give your room a more rustic look and that was just what these homeowners were looking for.

Decorative entry:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bedroom/Bathroom Addition with a Kitchen Remodel

This customer wanted to add on to their house, and because of flood setbacks (they live on the river) the only way to build was in front of their house, on a slope. We added a bedroom and bathroom with a walk-in closet and laundry room. We created a new entry and totally remodeled their kitchen, all the while trying to keep with the look of the existing house and making the transition appear seamless. We enjoyed doing this project- it's always fun to see dramatic changes and happy customers!

The sloping site where the addition would be built

The start of the pier and beam foundation.

Pier and beam floor

Beginning of the framing stage

Beginning of exterior sheathing and roof is on

That's me working hard

Removal of existing kitchen wall to connect to new addition- where I'm standing is the location of the new staircase.

Finished Exterior shot

New Entry

Remodeled kitchen with staircase to new addition

New tiled staircase with custom iron railing

New bathroom with tiled shower

New bathroom vanity with double sinks

plant shelf in bathroom with walk-in closet

Once again utilizing all available space with another plant shelf in the new bedroom

Another plant shelf with a tv (all plant shelves have electrical outlets in them)

The new bedroom

Let us know if you need an addition or remodel to your house!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Did you know that we build and install playgrounds?
We can prepare an area in your yard if you have bought a playscape, we can put a set together for you, or we can custom build one from scratch.
In the pictures below, we leveled this yard (there was a dramatic slope), installed a retaining wall and barrier around the playground, laid out landscaping fabric and filled with river rock pebbles. We also created planters around the playground and filled with topsoil.
(The pictures below show a Rainbow playset that was installed by Rainbow.)
Hours of fun!

We eventually planted a garden in the planters, and the garden has really taken off! We are enjoying all the fresh fruits and veggies!