Upstairs Flooring

The most recent flooring updates have taken place upstairs, where the upstairs hallway carpet was removed and replaced with hand scraped hickory hardwood, identical to the wood flooring on the main level. This was the last planned flooring update for the main house, aside from redoing the stairs in dark wood instead of carpet. Here … Continue reading Upstairs Flooring

Closet Shelves Completed

Two weekends ago, I built all of the IKEA closet wardrobes and installed them in the guest bedroom and my wife’s office. They fit perfectly, and with the combination of shelves and drawers, they made both closets significantly more useful for storage. The six wardrobe frames I build meant that I’ve now assembled 20 of … Continue reading Closet Shelves Completed

Kitchen Backsplash

The last step in the kitchen remodel was the tile backsplash. I replaced the old pseudo Tuscan style tile with a textured white subway tile that looks incredible. The first step was to remove the old backsplash (which turned out to be two layers of tiles overlapping each other), and to cut and set the … Continue reading Kitchen Backsplash

Countertop Install, Part 2

After finally getting back from an awesome holiday vacation in Vegas, Palm Springs, Anaheim, and LA, it was time to finish the countertop install. Now that the cabinets were level, the installers came back. They used a counter joining tool that pressure sealed the two pieces together with glue in between. After the glue set, … Continue reading Countertop Install, Part 2

New Offices

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

Basement Flooring

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