A very nice handicapped couple who were looking to repair their deck before summer. Needed to replace some sagging joists and all of the deck boards and most of the railings. Had a limited budget to work with so I worked with them to design the changes and additions to the deck so they could use a walker to get to their garden. Imagine wanting to ever spend time on a deck with rotted out boards, sagging joists, and handrails falling over. Not an ideal environment for anyone to feel like a haven for peace when there is chaos and decay, especially when your handicapped and it feels like everything is rotting and suffering under the curse of time in your body and in your environment. What can help alleviate this weighty burden? A simple renovation and renewal of the space by yours truly. Now this couple can get down to their garden and enjoy their backyard!
A native Lawrencian who moved to Texas for work for a few decades moved back home. He decided to gut his double wide trailer and remodel it for his retirement. I was hired to do all the drywall, painting and flooring. I fixed some of the framing in order for the drywall to be optimal. Scraped the popcorn ceiling and did knock down texture. Hung and finished all the drywall. Painted all the walls and ceiling and installed all the flooring. I didn't get to see if before it was gutted, but by the end of the remodel. We have a simple space with nice finishes to the walls and flooring to make this trailer feel like a luxury trailer home. This job was also done in a rush as he was moving into it and I had to wait for other work to be done before I could start in. After pulling multiple 80 hour plus weeks with some overnighters. The homeowner was able to move in and I was able to do some finishing touches with all of the belongings and furniture moved into it.
De Soto, KS
Breaking a door down
This homeowner had this custom build house with a builder and architect. Yet he had to confess that they and the builder overlooked one key factor. The entryway into the kitchen from the laundry room. Which was connected to their garage. The inswinging door made this area chaotic anytime someone had to carry things in and out of the laundry room or garage. Blockages and inconviences over time left these homeowners feel frustrated and they knew something needed to be done. So they hired me to fix the problem. I was able to remove studs in this wall connected to kitchen appliances and cabinetry and not distrub the drywall on the kitchen side. Then I framed in a pocket door and finished the drywall, trimmed out the door and painted. Now this space is functional and beautiful!