What A Different A Floor Makes

Major construction projects have dozens if not hundreds of steps necessary to reach completion.  All of these steps are very necessary, but not very glamorous.  In fact, a project often looks worse during the process than it did at its beginning.  However, certain...

A Kitchen Unboxing

I am rebuilding a house that was fire damaged.  When you work on a project that is this large the progress may seem slow, as so many different tasks need to be done in a specific order. This Wednesday I received a truckload of boxes.  Those boxes contained my...

The Beauty Behind The Walls

As I have mentioned in previous post, I am working on a complete home renovation.  The entire house was gutted, and now it has to be repaired and brought up to current building code standards. This means that I have had to replace all of the house systems, including...

Reinforcing I-Joists

I am doing an extensive remodel of a home in Naperville, which had to be partially demolished after a fire. When I removed the ceiling in the kitchen I discovered that the I-Joists had many drilled holes in them from a previous remodel from another contractor. Each...

Using An Odor Encapsulant To Block Smoke Odors

I am doing an extensive rebuild of a fire damaged home in Naperville.  One of the biggest problems has been to eliminate the smell of smoke.  The house was gutted and all charred parts were removed.  I also used a professional odor elimination fog (Odor X/Thermo...

Upgrading Electric from 100 Amps to 200 Amps

I am in the final stages of finishing a kitchen remodel in Glen Ellyn.  This remodel involved adding new lights and electrical circuits to the room.  The building code required that the new electrical circuits in the kitchen have arc fault breakers, and the existing...