Floors & Walls

September 6, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

One Step At A Time

August 12, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

The fireplace is an important element in our design, and finally we can start building the framework for it!

Getting All Fired Up

July 9, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

The fireplace is an important element in our design, and finally we can start building the framework for it!

The Architect & Interior Designer Dynamic

July 5, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

The Architect & Interior Designer dynamic is a highly debated subject, and often a source of confusion for homeowners considering a remodel.

"Back On Track"

July 5, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

It's a relief to be moving again, but also a stark reminder that there is always a risk of uncovering something really badly wrong when undertaking a remodel. It simply becomes a case of "what's been seen cannot be unseen!!" If that happens, there...

"Letting The Sunshine In"

June 7, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

Despite the delays we've encountered due to unforeseen structural issues with the original construction of the house, we finally get some of the doors & windows in...it's finally taking shape!

"A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish"

May 30, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

A house remodel project team consists of a variety of people working on a variety of things. As with any project involving a human element, we have to be prepared for vacations, sickness, and more - and that means planning ahead!

"Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Right First Time"

May 23, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

In most countries residential buildings are subject to rigorous building standards and codes, and for good reason - a badly built home is a risk to life...something that can't be replaced! You are entrusting a lot to your general contractor, and Code Enforcement in...

"Keep Calm And Collaborate!"

May 15, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

When things go awry in a remodel project, the strength of your project team is what saves you. There is no time to bicker or argue. You all need a single focus and quick thinking to keep things on track!

"Natural Doesn't Always Mean Safe"

May 8, 2017 | Itohan Ellis

 

Asbestos removed? - check! Wood framework and beams exposed? - check! Second floor support beams in good condition? - NO!! We uncover a hidden house horror and find that our remodel project has an unsafe second floor.