I had the opportunity to work with a beautiful old slab, which became the counter top for the front desk at the Maple Rose store in Nelson, BC. Janet, the owner of this Waldorf craft and supply shop, found the slab and was inspired to incorporate it into the newly renovated space on Baker Street. Continue reading Slab Ecstasy
We are really excited about the opportunity to have artist and natural builder Kata Polano come to Winlaw in July to lead a clay plaster workshop, including the beautiful sculpting and decorating that is possible with earthen plasters.
This is the small office we will be plastering. It is a super-insulated timber frame building that incorporates solar power and passive solar design. Continue reading Clay Plaster Workshop
These timber framed accents make use of an elegant curve cut in the beam to artistically frame the entrance to the stairway. Continue reading Stairway Entrance
A curved archway is being cut on this beam for one of the timber accents in the remodel we are doing in Nelson, BC. Where walls were removed to give the house a more open feel, the curved archways will still give the sense of an entrance into the living room area. Continue reading Interior Beam Curve Cut
Curves are to be cut into several timber accents for this remodel, and the layout method was both quick and accurate. Continue reading Interior Beam Curve Layout
The owners of this home fell in love with the lot and the view of Kootenay Lake when they bought the property. They also knew that the house definitely needed some changes to suit their needs. Continue reading Nelson Remodel
The glass shower stall chosen by the owners suited the clean lines and contmeporary look of the bathroom.
We were hung up a bit on finishing the shower stall because the shower doors were back ordered, and the plumber needed to make some adjustments to the drain placement to allow the pan to fit properly.
When the shower doors did arrive, we were able to finish the bathroom, and it looked like a totally different room to what was there before. Goodbye 1970s, hello 2010!
The floor tile in this bathroom was a neutral grey colour, which combined with the 8″ x 12″ white tile on the walls gives the bathroom a clean, modern look.
A heated towel rack added a bit of the luxurious to this bathroom reno. And the uncluttered modern look was continued in the pedestal sink with towel bar underneath.
Due to the house being older, the floor is quite sloped at the outer walls where we put in the bathroom. This meant that the toilet and bathtub had to be shimmed to get them level. Continue reading Basement in Edmonton – Bathroom
The family was so excited to have the new stairs installed that they kept walking up and down them all day, just because they could! They are happy to have safe stairs for their children, and their in-laws from Australia are already looking forward to not having to watch their feet as they walk down each step. Continue reading Basement in Edmonton – Finished Stairs