Choosing The Right Floor Stain

Floor stains come in a variety of colors, and it can be difficult to know how a particular stain will look in your room based on a photograph. Just like wall paint, you can purchase small containers of stains and do a swatch test. This will give you a better idea on...

A Time To Reset

As the owner of a small business I am busy and my time is often controlled by a punch list of responsibilities. It is fantastic to be busy, but it is also important for me to have balance in my life. I have a wonderful son who grows older every year. Activities that I...

A Tricky First Step

A customer contracted me to remodel most of their first floor. This project included replacing their old stair railing with one more consistent with the remodel’s new style. Replacing a railing is normally a multi-step job, and this time it included an extra...

The 80/20 Painting Rule

One of the final jobs completed when remodeling is painting. Customers often ask me why our painting is so perfect, and the answer is simple-the 80/20 rule. Most non-professional want to buy the paint and start painting. Some may do a little prep work or they may buy...

Trim Makes The Difference

A customer wanted to upgrade the interior look of their home and chose to change the trim around their windows. Upgrading trim often happens when someone is changing out their windows, but it is less common when the original windows stay, as in this case. However, it...