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

New Light Fixtures

In addition to the art, I ordered new light fixtures right away for the rooms being redesigned. I replaced the generic dome lights in the guest bedroom and my wife’s office with new chandeliers. I also ordered a new light fixture for my office to replace the old ceiling fan, which wasn’t really necessary anymore … Continue reading New Light Fixtures

Winter Design Projects

This winter and spring, I’m turning my attention to new design projects at the Verona house. First, I’m working with my designer to redesign the guest bedroom, upstairs hallway, and lower level living room. I already installed new flooring on the lower level that matches the hand scraped hickory of the main level, but in … Continue reading Winter Design Projects

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