Adding Value To A Flip House

A long-time customer is flipping homes, and he is using my company for some of the renovation work. He is currently remodeling a home in a very nice part of Naperville. The home was build in the 1980s, and its architecture is consistent with that era. The master...

More Foam Insulation

In a recent post I chronicled adding foam insulation to a garage. In this post I’ll share some photos of adding foam insulation to the townhouse that I’m renovating. Several weeks ago my foam installers used closed cell foam to insulate the outside walls...

From Raw Planks To Flooring, And More.

You may recall that I harvested white oak trees with the intention of turning them into flooring, stairs, and other trim. This has been a very long process. Recently, I picked up wood that I had vacuum dried and transported it to an Amish woodworker. His job was to...

Insulating A Garage

You may recall that I installed a heater in my garage. There is nothing like getting into a warm car on a cold day! However, the garage was uninsulated, and I was losing a lot of heat to the outside. Naturally, I needed to insulate the space. There are many types of...

Demo Days

There is a an old adage that says, “You have to break some eggs to make an omelette.” The same rule applies to a remodel. You have to destroy an area so you can rebuild it. Naturally, destroy is too strong of a word because it is important to preserve...