An Economical Kitchen Refresh

I’m working on a project in a nice suburb of Chicago. The previous owners remodeled their small kitchen in the 1990s. The new owners moved into the house a few years ago, but they felt that the kitchen’s appointments were too overwhelming and busy for such...

A Kitchen Remodel

A customer wanted to refresh their kitchen. They decided to keep its basic layout, but they wanted to change out the cabinets to higher quality ones and arranged them in a way that was more compatible with their needs. They didn’t want to change the stain color...

Using The 3rd Hand Cabinet Support System.

I’m installing modern cabinets in a kitchen remodel that I’m doing. Like most kitchens, there is an abundance of upper cabinets to be installed. Cabinets are big, bulky, and heavy. Because of these facts upper cabinets can be tricky to install as they must...

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...

More work than it looks

There are many small tasks that have to be done when a room is remodeled. This is especially the case when remodeling a kitchen. The photos below show just one of the tasks, installing cabinet hardware. In this example, we had 44 cabinet handles, each individually...