At the lake house, we have a small stand-up bar on the top floor near the kitchen, but I wanted to build a more traditional bar downstairs. The basement of the lake house already has Badger-esque cabinetry, with wood reminiscent of the Rathskeller at UW’s Memorial Union, and Badger red counter tops. Now that the … Continue reading Lake House Bar
This past weekend, I made a huge push to get the lake house bathroom close to done. I’m getting minor surgery to fix a hernia next week, and will be out of commission for several weeks after that, so I wanted to get the majority of the work for this project done. I finished painting, … Continue reading Lake House Bathroom: Almost Finished!
We’ve finally gotten some significant snow in Wisconsin, and the Lake Wisconsin area is beautiful! Here are a few shots of winter at its best: Continue reading Winter at the Lake House
This week I had an electrician come to the lake house and finish the wiring for the kitchen remodel. He had to install new junction boxes for the oven and range upstairs, linking them to the old junction boxes in the basement ceiling. After that, I did some final cabinetry work to build a base … Continue reading Lake House Kitchen Finished
Over the past two weeks, a ton of progress has been made on the lake house bathroom. First, I finished mudding, sealing, and texturing the drywall. Then, I installed the shower base. It fit perfectly in the spot where the old tub was, and I was able to hook the drain directly into the old … Continue reading Bathroom Progress + New Shower
Today, the last round of deliveries from Best Buy arrived, along with a bonus delivery from Restoration Hardware. Best Buy installed a wall oven and range on the upstairs kitchen, plus an oven, range, and refrigerator in the downstairs kitchen. There is some final electrical work to be done to wire the upstairs oven and … Continue reading Lake House Appliances Almost Done
After I got back home from LA, Schieffe Custom Carpentry almost immediately got started with the crown molding install at the main house in Verona. It was a two day project, involving three living rooms and the main foyer for the house. On the first day, they did the formal living room and part of … Continue reading Crown Molding Complete