Tag Archives: Home Improvement

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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Remodeling Features: Other Fun & Interesting Items

These photos are a collection of some of the miscellaneous things I have done over the years that you may find interesting or inspiring. Some other items that can add interest without adding a lot of cost are: crown molding, … Continue reading

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Remodeling Features: Glass Blocks

Here are a few of the ways I’ve used glass block features in projects. Several are from my own home’s remodel. I’ve used 18 of these features in and around our home. Stay tuned for more Remodeling Features!

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Remodeling Features: New Roof Line on an Old Cottage

Here is the reconfiguration of a roof system on a quaint cottage home.  (More text below gallery.) The owner wanted to dress up the old roof system and make it all consistent across the length of the home and its … 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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