For this remodel, we re-sided and painted the entire duplex, we textured and painted the inside, remodeled both kitchens and installed walnut butcher block countertops, re-did the floors with a high-end stained concrete, put in new carpets throughout the upstairs, put in new windows and doors, and built a deck across both units in the back. They basically got a whole new house, and they love it!
In this industry, jobs don't always go exactly the way they are planned. Especially with remodels, there are so many unforeseen variables, it's nearly impossible to predict exactly what you will encounter when you begin a large remodeling project. We've seen everything from clients wanting to live in a space while we are literally tearing the walls out, to an easy bathtub replacement that turned into a full remodel once we found out all the studs in the room were rotted out. But we are nothing if not adaptable! This project was one of our more difficult ones, for many reasons. But, we persevered and turned out a great product to help this client get her house ready for a sale.
This is a screen porch we did for a duplex in East Austin. The owner is a graphic designer, so she wanted everything to look seamlessly integrated into the house, and she was very happy with the result!
It's fitting I suppose for our first blog post to be about the "she shed" we are building for ME, Kacey!
One of the things I love about Texas is the way that people like to add little mother in law units, annex buildings, man caves, she sheds, offices etc on to their property to increase their indoor space. And if you do it right, it's perfectly legal to do it without a permit.
The basic space is a simple 10x12 rectangle. Matt, Brandon and Chase have been working diligently and creatively to make it the most functional space possible. We used a sliding door and 2 HUGE windows so I can have lots of light. The real gem of the place so far is Brandon and Chase's beautiful reclaimed wood barn wall. I can't wait until it's done! Take a look at our in-process photos: