Dundee bungalow:

before: green granite


after: cement tile

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West Omaha update:

before: rustic asymmetry, clutter, and a damaged non-functioning wood burning fireplace

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after: cleanly symmetry and function with efficient direct vent gas fireplace


West Omaha basement finish: new direct vent gas fireplace with custom hearth and mantel:


Required Reading

Christopher Alexander provides a great resource to the person considering building in his book titled A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. He considers themes and patterns often overlooked in modern chuck-a-bluck (my granddad’s term) construction.

Check it out at your library or buy a copy.