Gates Kitchen Counters

We are working in the kitchen at the home of some friends in Gates.

They are updating several things in their kitchen. We have been tasked with new laminate countertops, and some plumbing (sink/dishwasher). The bar area of the counter is extended out to make it more usable. The kitchen will also be getting new doors and drawer fronts, tile backsplash.

Here are a couple of before shots:

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and a shot after the decking and self-edge prep.

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Deck Addition

We recently completed a deck addition for our neighbors on the Little North Fork in Lyons. They needed extra space to be able to actually “use” their deck. Of course, now it needed a railing because of the slope. New addition is about 100 square foot plus easy to use stairs.

Here are some before shots:

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Here are some after shots. The house and deck will be painted next month, and then we will install some rebar ballusters that are being painted at this time. The rebar spacing will meet code and not totally destroy the gorgeous view of the river that they have.

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Lyons, OR Kitchen Remodel

We have been working on this kitchen for a while now (too long) and are down to the last steps. A lovely home on the Santiam River outside of Lyons with a very worn kitchen needing some help.

It was decided that the old cabinets with their cool, rustic hardware, would be re-purposed and most of them stay in place.

I can’t seem to find a good “before” picture, but let me describe: tiny galley kitchen, blue tile counter, metal tile backsplash, dishwasher used for storage and never used for dishes.

Here are a couple of in progress shots:

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Oven and cooktop removed to be replaced with new Jenn-Air stove, new countertops, sink, backsplash, widen floor area by approx. 10″ repair damage and install new flooring, add more storage (some will be in a pantry unit on other side of dining area – not completed). In addition, some electrical issues forced a panel change and some cleanup in that realm.

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Items left:

New floor, install stove, re-install cabinet doors, and general cleaning.

Lyons, OR Deck Stairs

Time to get going on a few outdoor projects.

These folks in Lyons had some old deck stairs that needed a freshen-up.

Here is a shot of them completed. Cedar with a solid stain applied to all sides. Tip – finish all sides of deck boards prior to installation for best long-term protection.

 

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SCTC Office Mods

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SCTC, our local phone and Internet company had us work on some more projects over the last couple months, both at their Stayton and Lyons locations.  Find out more about them at: http://www.sctcweb.com/

These involved some general framing, moving and installing doors, adding a wall, some drywall and painting work, and flooring. Good inside work for the springtime!

Not very many glamorous photos, here are some of a partition wall that was later sheetrocked, wired and had a solid core wood double door installed to facilitate moving equipment in and out of the area.

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Lyons, OR Bathroom Remodel

Underway on a small remodel outside of Lyons.

Bathroom freshen up to include new toilet, countertop/sink/faucet, sheetrock repairs, minor electric and new bath fan (vented to the outside this time), and floor coverings/base trim.

We are also going to do some small wall repairs in two bedrooms, paint and have new carpeting installed.

A before shot of the bathroom:

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Bob is underway cleaning up the drywall.

 

Not sure what is going on here in the spare bedroom. Owner is concerned.

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Oops. Somebody covered up some old damage. Making a big mess now to open the floor and redo.

 

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After several hours of opening up and closing up the floor, we have it much more stable. What a mess it was.

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Feb 23 – Putting things back together. Painting done, vinyl down. Countertop goes on tomorrow. A sink and some base trim and we will be about done.

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March 2015 – A couple after shots of the bathroom. There are some towel bars and “cutsies” up now but didn’t get into these pictures. The other two rooms finished out nicely as well with new carpet and paint.

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Sublimity, OR Kitchen Work

We are back a a home in Sublimity we worked at 8 years ago to do some modifications in the kitchen.

A partition wall between the dining room and kitchen will be pulled back to open things up and create better flow.

Here are a couple of before shots:

 

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Demo started:

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Flooring comes out next, then time to “trim on the wall” and see what we find!

Stayton Office Remodel

Its 2015 – time for some new work!

We are underway with a tenant improvement project for ProMotion Physical Therapy in Stayton, OR.

They are expanding their business into this adjacent space and asked us to coordinate framing, plumbing, insulation and sheetrock (at this time).

Here is a before shot:

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Jan 14 – Framing partition walls done:

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Plumbing for a new sink cabinet:

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Next, the electric will be completed, inspections, then on to insulation soon.

Feb 13 – Wall and underfloor insulation done, and sheetrock underway. No glamorous pictures at the moment.

Feb 18 – Attic insulation to be done today. Sheetrock likely done by the end of the week.

 

 

Stayton Master Bathroom Remodel

The focus of this project was removing a large soaking tub they rarely used and replacing it with a large custom shower. The homeowners were excited to create a more usable space for themselves.

Here is a Chief Architect prelim 3D drawing of what we are looking at doing:

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Here are a couple before shots. The windows will become much smaller and lots of glass/tile added.

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Stay tuned for more info. Demo starts next week.

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I love demo. Window gone (which makes for a nice trash chute!)

 

Tub and shower gone. Now its time to get the rest of the tile out and start thinking about putting some things back together!

 

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Framing and new window. Blocking for grab bars.

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New floor register to get better airflow. This large bath only had a kickbase register. A new bench or two will reside in this corner with towel bars, etc.

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Plumbing rough in done. The valves will be to the right as you enter the shower, so things can warm up before heading in!

Nov 19 – Sheetrock started today.

Extra ceiling light was added over the new shower and all trims will be LED for consistency and energy efficiency.

New bath fan installed – much quieter (0.7 sone) and more powerful (110 CFM) than the old unit. Steamy showers look out!

Painting to happen on Friday. New color, Versatile Grey, with white ceiling and trim.

Nov 24 – Painting is Complete. Siding is complete. Waiting on tile to start.

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Dec 5 – Tile is underway. Slav & Slav are making good progress. Will get measured for custom glasswork next week.

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Dec 23 – All buttoned up before Christmas. Cleaners are out. Homeowner is messing with towel bars. I will go back in Jan for some pictures with towels, etc.

 

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A Good Idea

While working on one of our current projects (see Stayton Master Bath Remodel), I noticed the homeowner had a very clever way to organize all of the various paint colors in the home. Here is a “color key” he made to do this, taped to the inside of the paint cabinet:

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All the paint cans have numbers and paint dots on them too, so its easy to see where they go!

This is right up there with accurate electrical panel labeling.