When Should You Replace A Wood Floor

I am doing a kitchen remodel in Glen Ellyn.  The customer is joining his dining room and kitchen together.  This will turn two small rooms into a large and wonderful kitchen space. The dining room already has an oak floor, and the owner wanted me to weave the new...

Are Your Air Ducts Making You Sick?

I’m am working on a remodel that involves the removal of the kitchen floor including the subfloor.  The house was built in the 1970s, and the building code of those days allowed for the cold air returns to use wall and floor cavities.  The current code requires...

Choosing A New Kitchen Sink

There was a time when choosing a sink was simple, the customer would select stainless or cast iron. Now there are many choices. The most popular materials are stainless steel or composite.  Composite sinks are made from materials like quartz resin which is bonded with...

A Wonderful Kitchen Remodel

A customer contracted with me to remodel his kitchen.  The old kitchen was serviceable, but it was dark and dated.  In addition, there was a barrier wall between the kitchen and dining room.  This was a common practice in homes build in that era. Unfortunately, this...

Harvesting More Garage Storage By Building A DIY Shelving Unit

Our garages often become storage areas.  A snowblower here,  some tools there, bicycles, spare tires, etc.  It doesn’t take long before it is so cluttered that you can’t even park your car. One good way to create more storage and to organize your stuff is...

Using The Amazing 3M Painter’s Hand Masker

Using The Amazing 3M Painter’s Hand Masker FEBRUARY 9, 2018 /  Everyone knows that the most important part of a painting project is protecting those things that you don’t want painted.  This task is also the most tedious. 3M has a great gadget to speed things along....