Everybody has a claim to fame. Sometimes they change, and I hope mine does, but here’s what it was back in the old days: I was the guy who could figure out how to add a second floor onto any house, even after other contractors said it couldn’t be done. There were usually two issues. […]
So… I decided to start blogging again. For the families of all those who held their breath, I’m very sorry. So, to catch-up where we left off: I know lots everything about houses and I have better taste than anyone. (present company excepted, of course) What I don’t have (and this also frustrates me) […]
When homeowners are considering a remodeling project, the question “What will it be worth?” is one of the foremost for many. The idea that the work is in many ways a real “investment” has served as great comfort to folks as they write the check for Draw#1. Things have changed though, at least for now. […]
I received the following question in an email and I thought the answer might be useful to others, so rather than just respond in email, I’ve posted it here . I’ve spoken to many hundreds of excited owners over the years who want to add a second floor on the house and Natalie asked the […]
Have you ever looked with slight contempt at one of those exterior walls and thought “If I could just bump that wall out a little bit…”? I know I have! I guess I don’t count, but you’re still not alone! I wrote a post back in January about small spaces and one of the most […]
Wait! Don’t change the channel just yet! It’s not how it sounds. I don’t mean I rock in the whole “yeah, I know it, I rock” sense of the phrase. That would be vain, and they didn’t write the song about me. Honk if you get it. No, I don’t mean I rock all the […]
I had a great question today about “going up”, the term people often use for building a second floor addition. There are no pretty pictures, but I answered the question in-depth at RG:Grande… it might interest you. Click here to read the post.
Room additions have always been popular. The idea of making the house a little more spacious and giving everyone a little more room to spread out has almost universal appeal. The obvious goal: More Space On of my all-time favorite projects!! (after) As families grow, the need for space increases. When my wife, Kim, and […]