Turning a three-season porch into a four-season porch

Jake-

Turning a three season porch into more of a four season porch with out spending a lot of money. Being able to insulate to keep heat from escaping quickly.

Thanks, Mary

Hi Mary,

I’m assuming you want some information on how to best insulate your room to maximize its comfort and extend its seasonal use.

Gorgeous Staircase Transformation

We recently completed a remodel, part of which included updating the main staircase of our clients’ home.

This update included new oak treads and risers, new carpet runner, wrought iron spindles and paint.  The change in this home is so dramatic that it seems difficult to believe that it is actually the same house we originally walked into.

How do I install new cabinets with old soffits that don’t fit correctly?

Hi Jake,

I have no idea about reno and stuff but we bought and moved in a 18 year old house two months ago. At first I thought we were just going to take out carpet and put in laminate. Anyway one thing leads to another... I went to an auction and bought a 36" kitchen cabinets only to find out the top cabinets are too tall.

How do I Modify a Staircase and Add a Landing?

I just looked at a townhouse I would like to buy but…. the stairs are horrible to the second floor straight up and need to be redone. I think it’s worth the investment but have no idea where to start, who to call, or what that calls. Right now its just wood slats that I think are an accident waiting to happen. I want a real staircase with a resting somewhere in mid-flight as I have an older mother who needs to rest somewhere in between. Can that even be done?

Lower Level Living

Back in April, we did a post entitled Wood Work in which one of our Lead Carpenters, Gabe Chiu, was shown working on a current remodel project. We are pleased to let you know that the project is done and the bar area is complete!

You can see how the beams that Gabe was working on are incorporated into the final space.

Basement Remodel

We are putting the finishing touches on a lower level finish.  Part of this basement was finished years ago by a previous homeowner and we were able to expand on that for an economical addition to this home. This expanded finished area includes a television room, half bathroom and storage closet.

Finished Basement Remodel

We have completed the basement work that we blogged about earlier this week.  Here are pictures of the completed television room.

Part of our work included constructing the two areas of storage that are flanking the center television stand.

Insulating Troubles in Chicagoland

Jake,

We are converting our screened-in porch (12x13 ft. on the existing 4 ft. deep concrete slab) into a 3-season room (with insulated windows, 3 ft. wall, and an insulated door.) The enclosed porch has a flat roof with deck (balcony) on top. We live in the extreme weather (heat/humid/wind/cold) of Chicagoland.

Green Building Materials For Any Design Aesthetic

If you are considering renovating your home, you probably have some pretty strong ideas in mind. Whether your ideal home is traditional, contemporary, or a combination of old and new elements, Schloegel Design Remodel in Kansas City can help you achieve the look you want.

Can I Live Without a Hot Water Tank?

Jake,

I'm just starting to think about options for moving and/or replacing my water heater. I'm fascinated with the idea of "tankless" systems. Is it really possible to have an entirely "tankless" house? Or must I still have a traditional water heater as well as the individually positioned "boosters" at each water point? I lived in China for a while and I did quite well without a central water heater and only a water heater for the shower.