Category Archives: Whole-house Remodeling

Remodeling Features: Structural – Foundation cracking and separating

After nearly 50 years, this foundation just had ‘enough.’ The foundation wall was showing serious signs of stress but the owner didn’t know exactly what the problem was, or how it could be repaired. First thing: assess the damage and … Continue reading

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Remodeling Features: Structural – Damage from moisture in the crawl space

This particular project arrived through my plumbing contractor, and would have been entirely avoidable. The plumber had been called in to replace a sump pump under the floor of the living room so that the subsoil area could be pumped … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Solutions – Active: Photovoltaic (Solar) Panels

Amazing return on investment here!  This is a project that we did at our home a couple of years ago now. At the back of the property is a ‘shop.’  Really it’s a storage build more than a shop.  So, … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Solutions – Parabolas and Double-Shells

My own introduction to this field of Energy Saving Solutions . . . began in 1977 when I worked for a company that was testing and manufacturing parabolic solar collectors in northern California. These collectors used water as a heat … Continue reading

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Remodeling Features: A Home Wet-Bar Takes Shape

Here are some photos of the conversion of a home office space into a new wet bar. The owner had a job tending bar when he was in college and wanted to have a ‘feel’ of his ‘old days’ in … Continue reading

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Remodeling Features: Cabinets

Here are some photos of a few of the Cabinets I’ve built and/or installed. Even most of the factory-built cabinets have needed modifications or repairs before installation could be completed. One time I had some kitchen cabinets come from an … Continue reading

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Remodeling Features: Entries & ‘Street Presentation’

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Here are some photos of a few entries that I’ve done over the years. Stay tuned for more Remodeling Features!

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