Yesterday was supposed to be the day to complete the countertops, but unfortunately we only got part of it done. We ran into a cabinet leveling issue that ultimately had to be corrected before the seam on the main counter could be joined. Before that though, I had to completely clear off the old counters. … Continue reading Countertop Install, Part 1
The last part of the main level remodel is the kitchen, and that is about to begin in earnest this coming week, with the goal of being almost done before Christmas. I’m replacing the old formica countertops with quartz, replacing the sink and garbage disposal, and replacing the tile backsplash and adding backsplash around the … Continue reading Quartz Countertop Prep and Kitchen Reorganization
Aside from my two houses, the other construction project I’ve been involved with has been a new corporate headquarters for my company. For the last 9 years we’ve been headquartered at the Verex Plaza building in Madison. We’re getting ready to move to the new Spark Building, and are building out new offices. Here are … Continue reading New Offices
While the remodeling of the main house is still ongoing, I also have been working on the other floors of the house. One major item was redoing the basement flooring with lifeproof vinyl, which is fully waterproof while looking and feeling like the hand-scraped hickory wood floors upstairs. This replaced carpet that had been damaged … Continue reading Basement Flooring
After a week of hard work, the flooring install is done. After the first day of laying floor, the second day saw the completion of the raised subfloor and underlayering, as well as more floor planks. Yesterday, the project was completed. All the remaining floor planks were installed, along with all the original baseboards, trim, … Continue reading Flooring Complete!
Today, the first of the flooring went in! First, they had to lay plywood so that the flooring would be at the right height relative to the door jams. After that, they laid down padding and then the wood itself. It’s going to look incredible when it’s done! Continue reading Hand Scraped Hickory
Over the past two days, the flooring installers have been hard at work ripping out all of the old carpeting and hardwood from the main level of the house before they can start installing the new flooring. First, they setup a workshop in the garage where all of the new flooring had been. After that, … Continue reading Flooring Demolition