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Vineyard Point Renovation

Vineyard Point Renovation

The central living room area, with its 8’ height doors and windows, allows the house to open to both the intimacy of the small court and the expanse of the woods.

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Three Big Benefits of DIY Stairs

Three Big Benefits of DIY Stairs

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I don't know if you've noticed lately, but DIY is invading every aspect of our lives, from fashion to gardening, to home cleaning. I'd say in the past ten years, DIY furniture has been the new trend...

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A Renovated Farmhouse

A Renovated Farmhouse

The steel I beam bridge creates a delightful contrast to the traditional farmhouse design.

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At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

Hidden underneath this homes living room, an entire apartment awaits

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Lake Home Remodel

Lake Home Remodel

Simplicity was key in this remodel project with a design that allows the homeowners to enjoy great panoramic views of the lake.

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New England Home

New England Home

An elegant two-story shingle style home, nestled up on the ledge in the woods.

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Safe Stairway to Above-Garage Storage

Safe Stairway to Above-Garage Storage

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After living in several homes with less-than-friendly attic storage stairways, I decided to make access easier by enlarging opening to accomodate full-sized door and wide enough stairway with a safe...

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Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek

Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek

This Mesquite Hardwood floor is stunning and this video will show you the start-to-finish process. I've included some tips from a geeky Custom Builder that you won't find anywhere else.

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Hidden Door House

Hidden Door House

I love hidden doors and this house has 4 really cool ones. This is a 1930's whole house remodel my company did with Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph.

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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A recent complete remodel along Lake Michigan

A recent complete remodel along Lake Michigan

This project involved a complete gutting of the interior and a reshaping of the exterior. We opened up the first floor by moving the stairs and defining the rooms with the ceiling details. We added a...

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Stair-side Bookcases

Stair-side Bookcases

Stairs are great for coming and going, but these stair-side bookcases turn under-used stairwell walls into a library. It's a great place to linger and browse.

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Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms, and the Hardware that makes it possible!

Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms, and the Hardware that makes it possible!

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Everyone loves a house with hidden door or secret rooms, but these are tricky details to pull off successfully. Here are a few of my recent projects with hidden doors and my favorite hardware to accomplish these works of craftsmanship.

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Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

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Building an exposed stringer staircase with reclaimed Long Leaf Pine is the job for a Master Carpenter. See my carpenter Darryl build this modern detailed staircase in a 1920's house my company remodeled.

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Lessons From The Road

Lessons From The Road

When designing your home don't be afraid to be unique or original.

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stair fix

stair fix

Stair landing fix.

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Jack helping us move the basement stairs

Jack helping us move the basement stairs

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 We got 2-year-old Jack, a Shetland Sheepdog, a month ago from a couple that could no longer keep him.  He is new at...

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Steps in the Right Direction:  Use SketchUps Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

Steps in the Right Direction: Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

The staircase model created in the Stairmathter blog post gets filled in with more details and components to calculate meaningful dimensions for code compliance and finish features

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Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

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Create a digital layout using jobsite dimensions and let SketchUp do the math to calculate cutting dimensions and angles for stair stringers accounting for finish floor thicknesses and other pertinent information.

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ALLISONS BEDROOM - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ALLISON'S BEDROOM - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Renovate a small (10'-8" x 11'-8") existing bedroom in an 1,100 square foot, 1950's vacation house, into a flexible, multifunctional space with a unique identity for a 7 year old girl.  The...

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