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Wall & Chimney Removal / Home Remodel – Bryan, Ohio

Wall & Chimney Removal / Home Remodel – Bryan, Ohio

WHO LOVES AN OPEN CONCEPT!  We completed a lot of projects with this home outside of Bryan, but the main step which made everything else possible was eliminating a load-bearing wall to create a large, open space out of three smaller rooms.  This process, though, also involved removing an old brick chimney which was no… Continue Reading

Bathroom Remodel – Antwerp, Ohio

Bathroom Remodel – Antwerp, Ohio

COMPLETELY NEW LOOK – Every aspect of this old bathroom was addressed.  The old cast iron tub was removed along with the cheap stick-on surround (which was leaking profusely).  I like to install a new fiberglass/acrylic tub and nail-to-stud surround for a quality look and ease of cleaning.  Likewise, I install the tub in a… Continue Reading

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingle Roof Replacement

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingle Roof Replacement

BEST ROOF IN THE BUSINESS!  Once again, I’ve got another happy customer who has received the best roof in the business.  Four layers were removed from the upper portion (three asphalt and wood shake), which means we needed to install some OSB sheeting.  The lower portion was only two layers of asphalt, and only required… Continue Reading

Porch Refurbish (Rails & Post Wrap) – Hicksville, Ohio

Porch Refurbish (Rails & Post Wrap) – Hicksville, Ohio

Who hates to paint?? ME!  And I’m sure you do as well…  This homeowner felt the same sentiment.  The old wooden rails on this porch were removed and replaced with Fypon QuickRail Premium White Synthetic Rails (lifetime warranty).  They are virtually maintenance free and resist decay, warping, fading, chipping, splintering, and rust.  In addition, we… Continue Reading

Treated Wood Deck Construction – Hicksville, Ohio

Treated Wood Deck Construction – Hicksville, Ohio

This deck is a beast!  It’s basically two completely separate decks that are connected by a 32′ x 4′ walkway, not to mention that the deck surface is 9′ off the ground.  The new deck follows the same footprint as the old; however, I gave the new deck a few upgrades.  For one, the previous… Continue Reading

Bathroom Remodel – Bryan, Ohio

Bathroom Remodel – Bryan, Ohio

READY FOR THAT BATHROOM UPDATE?  Plenty of issues came with this little bathroom remodel.  The home appears to be from the 1970s from the outside, but framing inside the walls of the bathroom appeared to be pre-1900.  This means that there were plenty of plumb and squareness issues to go around.  After correcting the slope/sag… Continue Reading

Fireplace Refurbish – Ney, Ohio

Fireplace Refurbish – Ney, Ohio

A WHOLE NEW LOOK – The area above the fireplace in this 2000-built home was simply drywalled with a knock-down texture. This is common, however, the homeowner wished to have a new look.  The solution was to install an 8″ primed pine shiplap board horizontally around the fireplace insert and up to the ceiling.  I… Continue Reading

Bathroom Remodel – Bryan, Ohio

Bathroom Remodel – Bryan, Ohio

TOTAL GUT & REPAIR – This bathroom was long overdue for an upgrade.  The old 3″ cast iron waste line was leaking into the downstairs kitchen every time the toilet was flushed.  YIKES!  As a result, we opted to replace all rough plumbing (waste and supply lines) from the basement up.  Since the sub floor… Continue Reading

Bathroom Remodel – Hicksville, Ohio

Bathroom Remodel – Hicksville, Ohio

YIKES!  We were dealing with plenty of plaster and moisture issues with this remodel, especially around the tub alcove.  Tile was falling, top-coat was bubbling, and the mold was pretty bad.  Our goal was to remove all the tile wainscot and popcorn ceiling texture, and then apply skimcoat to clean up the look of the… Continue Reading