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Home Remodeling Projects

Two-time Remodel Customer Gets a New Basement

Check out the before and after pictures for this full basement remodel project. Two-time remodel customer, Bill B and his family first did a kitchen remodel with us, then moved on to the basement project seen here.

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A Liberal Mind

Liberal vs. Conservative

My two prior columns discussing the Liberal Mind have focused on how the liberal mind adds value to both the creative and project management aspects of the remodeling process. I have discussed how differences in the brain can make liberals more comfortable processing conflicting information, while conservatives are more sensitive to the threat or anxiety […]

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Remodel Project: Kitchen Remodel

I hired Bob and his crew to do my kitchen remodel, then again for my basement remodel. They brought a very high level of home building experiences, creativity, integrity and sustainable building practices to the project. The results speak to those attributes and I couldn’t be happier. The entire process form design, budgeting, tear down to […]

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Project Example: Floating Home Remodel

When Remodeling Requires Imagining What Could Be These are the before and after photos of the floating home which Carol and I remodeled and moved into last year. It is a project I am very proud of. I think of it as an example of being able to look at something and see not just […]

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A Liberal Mind

More Thoughts on a Liberal Mind

When Remodeling the Design Matters. When picking someone to trust with the very personal and critical task of coming into your home and making changes, there are many things to consider. You certainly want to hire someone that is experienced and competent, but those are just the basics. You can have so much more. The […]

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Home Remodel Tips

Home Remodeling Tips

3 Tips for a Successful Home Remodel Project My experience designing homes gave me an appreciation for what it takes to bring a project in on time, on design and on budget. Now, as I apply that learning to remodeling I have found three critical things for home owners to consider as they approach their […]

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A Liberal Mind

Remodeling Tip: Go Liberal!

It Takes a Liberal Mind to Remodel Your Home It was no surprise to me that a recent study found a biological difference in the brains of liberals and conservatives. In the study, led by Ryota Kanai of the University College London, people who identified themselves as liberals generally had a larger anterior cingulate cortex-a […]

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Remodeling Projects: Fireplace Update

Bringing New Sizzle to an Old Fireplace I love working with homeowners to make their remodeling project both successful and enjoyable. It’s a challenge and joy to uncover their lifestyle and day-to-day living needs.I get to use my creativity and design skills to remake their house into the dream home they really want. Want to […]

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Urban Renaissance Transformation

How I Remade My Career, Again My successful transition from custom home designer-builder to a successful home remodeler is a story of adapting to change. As you may know this isn’t the first career transformation I’ve undergone. In fact, it’s not even the second. Every summer when I was a kid, my family would take […]