For this small kitchen remodel we added a pass through window into the dividing wall, installed new cabinets, and a new sink and fixtures, and mounted a custom walnut countertop.
This customer wanted a partially covered deck with the cover built as an independent structure from his existing roof.
I posted about this project back in July of last year while it was in progress, but I wanted to share some photos of the finished product and a list of everything we ended up doing for these great clients. We totally renovated the kitchen, and knocked out the wall separating the kitchen area from the living room, redid the floors, replaced most of the windows, refinished the stairs and remodeled the upstairs bathroom. Kudos to the customers for their beautiful interior decorating as well!
Welp, it's been a while since I posted on here. The boys have been busy with lots of projects, which I will get to shortly, but I've been working on my own project, in the form of a new little human! So, that's why things have been quiet on the website front lately. I'll be back to update our recent jobs soon, but for now, here's our new little carpenter.
Man. It was hot, then humid, then rainy, then hot, but we got her did. Check out this awesome pool deck we just finished:
It's been a while! We've been busy, busy with some large builds and remodels. This house we are working on in South Austin is getting a full facelift. We are doing this one in stages so that the residents have a bathroom and living space to use at all times. So far we've done most of the downstairs, floors, ceiling, stairs, took out a wall, replaced the front door, and redid the kitchen, (beautifully if I do say so myself). The next phase is the bathrooms and windows.
Here are some snaps of the finished kitchen, and I'll add more of the rest of the house as the finishing touches are completed.
The "She Shed", otherwise known as the "Kacita" is finally done. Actually, it's been done for a while, but I'm finally getting around to posting the pics.
In case y'all were wondering what we've been up to.... Brandon and I have been working our tails off to finish framing and roofing before the April showers arrive. Looks like we got 'er did just in time.
Next phase is windows and doors, then electrical, plumbing and interior finishing. That'll wait a couple weeks until we clear our plates on some smaller projects.
We've just about finished this project, and I wanted to show off this reclaimed wood ceiling we added.
In anticipation of a busy 2018 the guys spent a day last weekend making the trailer bigger, better and stronger. They are also honing their welding skills so as to be able to offer metalworks as part of their repertoire.
I wrote this post for nextdoor.com as a little PSA for the community, but I thought I'd share it here too:
Hey Y'all, I’m just sitting at my office on an icy day, and reflecting on the past year. I wanted to say thank you to our community for letting us turn out some really quality products in 2017.
Also, since some people may be looking to do some home improvements come tax refund time this year, I wanted to give you a few bullet points that, from a contractors point of view, will make your job go more smoothly, no matter what company or contractor you use.
1. Be prepared with specifics of what you want when you sign the contract. A really good way to hold up a job, or slow things down significantly, is to wait to decide on a fixture or countertop, and then find out that the item is backordered for 3 weeks, or the installation cant happen for a fortnight.
2. Know you budget and make a wish list, but be prepared to be flexible. A good contractor can help you figure out how to design a project to fit your budget, by helping you prioritize items on your wish list. But beware a contractor who bends significantly to a budget much lower than his original quote. Taking the low-ball bid is a good way to set yourself up for a nightmare story.
3. Communication is key. A good contractor will update you daily on progress, answer any questions you have, and communicate any hiccups (there are always hiccups, especially in a remodel). On this note, the homeowners questions and comments should also be discussed during the daily progress call or meeting, whenever possible. If it’s an urgent matter, of course say something, but interrupting the crew over and over again with non-critical questions slows the flow of work and creates a headache for the people trying to keep their labor on budget.
If anyone has any specific questions, even if we aren't doing business together, please ask, and I will do my best to answer them.
Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope to see some of you in 2018!