A Deck’s Life

Give your deck a new life by rebuilding it.  This deck overlooks a beautiful lake.  However, the deck held no appeal for one to sit out and enjoy the summer breezes.  The boards were rotting and the width of the deck was not conducive for entertaining.

Einhorn, Bruce - 16Einhorn, Bruce - 18 Einhorn, Bruce - 20We essentially built a new deck by removing the old boards, railings, and stairs.  Another important part of the job was to enlarge the deck for a sitting area in front of the livingroom windows.  We used a composite decking so it will wear nicely and added lighting to give the home a welcoming ambiance on the summer nights.

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Transformation Tuesday: Tubs

Transform your bathroom from ordinary to extraordinary by choosing a unique tub.  Your bathroom can become a haven of rest and relaxation. What kind of tub would you prefer?

Corner tub

Corner tub with antiqued wood.

Corner tub with rock fascia

Corner tub with rock fascia

Tub with Distressed Wood Framing

Alcove tub with distressed wood framing

Alcove tub

Alcove tub

Free standing Elizabethan style with claw feet

Free standing Elizabethan style with claw feet

Free standing tub with beautiful faucet.

Free standing tub with beautiful faucet.

 

Free Standing tub

Free Standing tub

 We are currently working on remodeling a bathroom with a freestanding tub.

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A Beautiful Cozy Deck

Creating an inspiring outdoor living space is simple.

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Look to bring color to your deck by adding outdoor pillows to your lounge chairs.

Create a space for your outdoor furniture by choosing an outdoor rug to tie the space together which makes a nice conversational area.

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Photo credit: Centsational Girl

Bring in soft lighting by hanging exposed bulbs around the perimeter of the deck.

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Photo credit: Southern State of Mind

Home Remodel in Olympia

We just completed a major home remodel.  This included moving the kitchen to the south side of the house, converting the existing kitchen to a girl’s bedroom, building two additions for an indoor pool and home gym, and remodeling the main bathroom.

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Completed Composite Deck

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New Composite Deck

As you’ll see from the photos below, this is a new composite deck replacing an old, worn out wood deck. Our client came to us looking for a solution for their back deck. The old on was about 12 years old and the decking was on its last legs. The wanted to upgrade to a bigger deck with lower maintenance in mind. After showing them a few samples of different materials and go over the pros and cons of each line of decking they chose to go with Trex Transcends exotic decking. The color name of the one they chose is Spiced Rum. Because of the choice of composite we were easily able to provide a long lasting deck with a hidden fasteners system for an even nicer look. The wrap around step is support entirely by a concrete footing for strength and durability. The decking itself has a multichromatic finish to give a more natural and not so stark coloring. This deck with its large layout, detail rich decking, hidden fasteners and strong support will be able to be enjoyed for many years by the owners of this home.

Design – Previsualizing the future

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Designing is one of the most important steps to take for any remodel project. Having 3d design of your project not only allows you to see the future but also helps to anticipate problems. As with any project, having a clear plan makes for a smooth project, and having your project drawn in 3d makes for a clear plan. As you can see in the pictures on this post, the drawings give you the ability to see the new bathroom from any angle as well as allowing for more accurate space planning. You also have the ability to see materials and colors as they would be in the new space. The advantages to having a 3d design drawn of your remodel as opposed to traditional elevations and cross sections, gives everyone a clearer picture of what your getting and makes communicating it much easier. 3d design drawings are a must for any remodel or any project.

Cedar Decks look beautiful

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Here are a couple photos of 2 cedar decks we built on a house. The deck is framed with pressure treated lumber and decked in cedar. These decks were rebuilds from the original treated decks built when the house was new. We manufactured the handrails in our shop and pre-finished all the wood as well. This made for a low impact on site installation and no finish was required once the deck was built. The other advantage to building the handrails in the shop was being able to set up a system for assembly which saved time (money) and increased the ability to deliver a higher quality product. These decks are stained with Sikkens oil stain with a cedar pigment. With proper care and maintenance these deck should last for many years to come.

Composite Fencing- Outlast the elements

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Below are a few pics of a composite fence we recently completed. The fence is 6′ tall and runs approx. 170′. This fence is located on top of a large hill so high winds are a regular issue the h0meowner. To address this issue we built the fence with 6×6 pressure treated posts with a minimum of 120 lbs. of concrete at the base of each post. The ground here is very rocky so its very stable, if I had softer soil I would be adding at least another 60 lbs per hole. The framing of the fence is all pressure treated lumber with the rails being attached the the post by means of a Simpson tie fence bracket (FB24z). The composite fence is Fiberon brand and is attached to the framing with 1 1/2″ galvanized staples. The completed fence looks great. Using a composite material for fencing is a great way to go. It gives you a long lasting, very nice looking, easy to maintain fence. The cost of the fence is definitely paid off by the longevity. Get a composite fence for long term performance and ease of maintenance.

Outdoor work space made to order

Today I’m posting about using space outside your house increase your usable area. As you will see in the pictures this is not so much about entertainment space as it is about work space. On this project we took an inside corner and made it into a small work area protected from the elements. Using the two existing walls of the house we were able to create a sheltered work area outside with very minimal impact on the rest of the yard area. We built the roof to mimic the other roof slope on the house and then put in a concrete walk from the back door to the work area for year round, mud free access. Since there was already an exterior light on one of the walls it made it easy to change the fixture and gain extra light. We also poured concrete for the floor of the work shed area.

Custom cabinets and bookshelves

Why take the time to get bookshelves built custom? Get exactly what you want, get them to fit a specific space, and get a higher quality, longer lasting product. Here are a few pictures of custom bookshelves built one of a kind for specific areas in these homes. Custom cabinets can be built to specific sizes to fit items in with the best use of space.

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