Category: Before and After Photos

  • Lake Wall Before and After

    Lake Wall Before and After

    When you have a lakefront view, you should do the most to expose this view to the property.  We have a small cottage that has an amazing view of the lake. and there are a  couple of areas where the view is blocked and it reduces the natural light that comes into the cottage. I…

  • Small Bathroom Renovation and Remodeling Options

    Small Bathroom Renovation and Remodeling Options

    Do you have a very small bathroom and want to make efficient use of the space?  I do. I have a bath that is 6′ x 5′.  Obviously, this is a very small space for a 3 fixture bathroom.  However, there are some great options to squeeze all of your fixtures into this space.  …

  • Window Seat Wall Unit Project

    Window Seat Wall Unit Project

    Update June 26, 2012: Our window seat wall unit project is complete and fully functional.  I wish the photo would have included the nice array of back pillows along the bench, but that will undoubtedly show up in a future post about the cottage project. The following is a simple photo log of our window…

  • Painting Wood Floors

    Painting Wood Floors

    In our latest project (Lake Erie Cottage) we decided to pull back the layers of flooring that existed and see what we would find.  The cottage was very well built in the late 1940’s so my hope is that we would find a hardwood underneath that would be suitable to paint.  My fear was that…

  • Before and After Living Room

    Before and After Living Room

    The before and after living room pictures from our recent project don’t appear too dramatic from ground level.  It is only when you look up that you realize there was quite a bit of work done.  The house had water coming in for many months.  The ceiling needed to be dropped 4″ and leveled across…

  • Clean Up Your Sight Line!

    Clean Up Your Sight Line!

    When I begin most new renovation projects I make a point to be sure to make unattractive spaces look nicer.  They don’t necessarily have to be renovated, but they do need to be cleaned up to the point of no longer being detrimental, but a positive feature.  Some of the spaces that I focus on…