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Thinking of Remodeling?

Think JOY in Addition to Cost / Value   A few before/after RDM remodel pictures: Olsen Basement, Sexton Stair/Living Room. October 2011Rick McDermott Remodeling magazine has released their 2010-2011 analysis of estimated costs recouped for a variety of home projects - everything from a family room addition to a new master suite. It's an interesting look at both mid-range and upscale projects, and compares our region (West North Central) to the national average. (You can take a look here.) What the...

6718 Residence Update 4

The mild winter weather has allowed the construction to move quickly.  The Master Closet is primed and ready to paint.  With all of the structure exposed, the detailing in the screened porch has been challanging but Hurst Construction has been doing a great job. The photo on the left shows the jig needed to make the cuts in the top of the posts where the rafters will sit.  ...

1232 Residence Update 10

And then there was paint! To say that the paint in this room is subtle would be an understatement. The trim and ceiling is satin and the walls are flat. This slight difference in finish is enough that they appear to be a different color. We replicated the existing shelves on the right with another set. This simplified this corner and provided some more much needed storage space. Here is a view of the desk piece and the...

Belvedere Update 17

A beautiful day for a site visit out at Lake Quivira. The warm weather means construction hasn't skipped a beat. The front isn't a whole lot more complete with the exception of the stone work. Because there is a belt of cast stone between the stone and stucco, the mason can only go so far and the stucco can't be started until that is installed.  The stone work on the base has also advanced as fas as it...

6718 Residence Update 3

With the pool issue resolved, Hurst Construction has taken advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to pour the foundations and start the framing. The screened porch foundation is sitting on a pool full of concrete.   The retaining walls on the south side of the house create a lawn that will help replace some of the backyard that will be taken up with the new screened porch and patio. ...

6135 Studio

This project in theBrookside area involved replacing a worn out detached 2 car garage with a new 2 car garage along side an art studio. The parameters of the design for the studio/garage were the clients request to have everything on one level, the context of the neighborhood and the confines of the rear yard of the lot. The new driveway and sidewalk help define the planting bed that will bring some ‘green’ back into the back yard.  ...

“Its just a stair Rick”

We posted some install pictures of this not too long ago but its come a long way since then, at least it feels to us like it has. After a lot of trimming and sanding to accommodate the uneven floor and a dimensional mistake by the stair fabricators up north this stair is in and will not be moving any time soon. The glass and handrails are in with the exception of the last panel at the top which is still...

Phosphor Studio

When Phosphor Studio (the guys responsible for our new website and frequent tech support ninjas) approached us to design a new office and production space for them in an existing downtown KC building we were obviously excited. When he said he wanted to incorporate a green roof and enviromentally responsible materials throughout it seemed like a perfect fit. The building had an existing mezzanine that would have been perfect for offices but it had no natural light and the...

1232 Residence Update 7

A site visit and some new pictures to share! The slate roof installers are organized and starting work. Using a list developed from the computer program they gather the correct sizes and colors and using the motorized trolley, stage them on the roof. It is slow going on the first couple courses because of the exposed rafter tails. To avoid punching through the tongue and groove decking, slots are cut in the tiles and copper straps are used to reach...

Belvedere Update 14

Rick and Mike had a meeting out at the Belvedere site and had some time to take a few progress pictures. First off we've got the first view you see coming onto the site. Some excavation of the extra gravel in front of the garage has been removed to get the grade a little closer to where it will end up. You can see through the trees that the same has happened at the lower garage in addition to the...