Unsinking A Sunken Family Room

A popular style for homes built in the 1970s and 1980s was the sunken room. This was often a living room or the same floor family room that would be a few inches below the rooms around it. I’m guessing that this was some designers idea to add a...

Adding A Hardwood Floor To A Room With An Uneven Floor

I’m restoring a home that had significant water damage, and the owner wanted to change a carpeted bedroom to one with a hardwood floor. When the home was built the builder didn’t make sure that the floor was level, but that was hidden by the carpeting....

Changing Staircase Posts

I’m restoring a home that suffered significant water damage. This has been an opportunity for the owner to update their 1980’s style house. See photos below for more information. These are the old staircase posts. They are OK, but dated and definitely...

A Fireplace Gets A Facelift

Sometimes something bad can turn out to be something good. A customer’s second floor toilet leaked while they were on vacation. This caused tremendous damage to their basement, first, and second floors. Naturally, this was a very stressful event. However, there...

Modifying A Staircase Post

A customer wanted to replace her upstairs staircase post, and found a new one in a catalog. She asked me to order it, which I did. However, when she received the item she realized that she didn’t like its rounded interior details. I found her another post that...