10/30/2021 0 Comments
Spare Time Projects
Here are some projects I have worked on in my spare time. Cutting boards, epoxy crafts, fire tables, you name it.
10/29/2021 0 Comments
A Bidet in every bathroom
I was contacted, post toilet paper scare of 2020, to install a bidet in every bathroom in a new home in Irvine's Great Park neighborhood. We had to run power around the corner of the bathroom behind the vanity. A few days, 25 drywall patches, and some touch up paint later, I present to you, 5 new bidets.
This is the longest and largest project we've done to date from an incredibly unexpected client. I used to work for a coffee house and the owner of this property was my DM at the time. Fast forward almost 15 years and I get a call one day and I still have his number stored in my phone. We were both shocked. What started as a simple request to move the fridge back a few inches in an effort to make everything more accessible for his daughter in a wheel chair, turned into this huge project that really showed what we're capable of accomplishing. I couldn't be more proud of this project in its entirety.
1/19/2021 0 Comments
Wet Bar gets an upgrade!
This wet bar got a much deserved upgrade from its old mirrored self. We started by pulling out the existing mirrors and shelving. We also removed the header so that the ceiling was continuous. We added two new downlights and replaced the existing bar sink. Then we custom built stain grade cabinets, floating shelves, a wine bottle rack, and a wine glass holder! We don't get to work with stain grade materials a lot so this was super fun!
This was one of the hardest projects I've ever had to do on my own. We were asked about whether we could refinish this Brazilian walnut butcher block island, add an apron sink, and install a new faucet. The challenge was that it was a split sink with the faucet hole overlapping the sink. There was no way for me to install an apron sink as the cutout for the existing sink was too deep.
We searched for months to find a sink that would work and finally settled on a single basin cast iron sink THAT WEIGHED 150lbs. I very carefully removed the existing sinks and templated the cut out for the new sink. The level of precision that was required was unreal. There was no fixing a mistake made here. I refinished the countertops by sanding down to fresh wood using the Festool Rotex(this tool is worth it's weight in gold), then I installed the new sink using a pully system from above while putting supports underneath. Next, I applied some Boo's conditioner and mystery oil which is 100% food safe followed by a new bridge faucet. Our client got a brand new island!
10/30/2020 0 Comments
Master Bathroom Remodel
This bathroom remodel was done for a close friend. She did a great job picking out cohesive fixtures, tile, and accessories. This bathroom tested my ability to be as precise as possible since the vanity only had 1/16" of space to slide into place once I tiled the shower pony wall. One of the best parts was during demo. We built a slide on the second story ceiling down to the dump trailer below and just threw things out of the window. The finished project is one of my favorite remodels to date.
9/25/2020 0 Comments
Two showers and a backsplash!
We recently finished these two beautiful showers and matching kitchen backsplash. White subway with black grout brings great contrast to a room. You always have to be very particular when picking out tiles to be used with a contrasting grout color. Some glazes on the tile have tiny spider cracks in them that when grouted over, absorb color. Nothing worse than black spider webs over your bright white tile. These two showers and backsplash came out perfect!
9/20/2020 0 Comments
Designer Kitchen backsplash
We have a great real estate agent and designer client that knew exactly what she wanted. She hired us to install this gorgeous hand made Moroccan tile backsplash. I think the results speak for themselves.
8/31/2020 0 Comments
Guest Bathroom Shower
This was a fun, fast, tile project. Our client already had prepped the walls and had the shower pan done. We just had to waterproof the walls, lathe, and float it out. Square, plumb, and exactly what our customer ordered. See if you can spot the one tile we installed incorrectly(rotated 90 degress) and had to replace since I forgot to take a picture afterwards.
3/19/2020 0 Comments
Walk In Pantry Build
What a fun project! Our client was remodeling her entire kitchen. We were asked if we could build a walk-in pantry by pushing out the back of the wall and using the underside of the stairwell. With a bit of re-framing, we told them it would be a bit low, but 100% possible. We reduced the depth of the original closet on the other side, framed everything in, and then built some simple shelving at the clients' request. We installed two LED lights on a dimmer to create a nightlight effect as well if desired.
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