By |March 13th, 2015|

Demo? Demo stands for demolition, that is, removal of whatever needs to be removed in order to remodel or renovate.  In this photo, we removed all the plaster and lathe to reveal the wall framing, and removed the crumbling plaster on the others side of the wall leaving the lath up on the other side.  […]


By |January 5th, 2015|


By |January 5th, 2015|

If you ever have the pleasure of having Tom working in your home, you may hear some of his regular sayings.  I still hear new ones everyday.  Here is a regular one, when he has a good handle on the job and knows how its going to all come together, you might hear him say:  “I […]

“In with the New, Out with (Some of) the Old”

By |December 29th, 2014|

When we demo a kitchen or other space for remodeling, we try to save what we can to donate to The Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse, or at least recycle what’s recycleable. In this job, we were lucky to work with clients in remodeling their kitchen for two reasons. The first being they are utterly […]

Knob and Tube

By |October 20th, 2014|

In Evanston, with an abundance of vintage homes, we encounter the old knob and tube still intact and functioning.  K and T consists of ceramic knobs supporting individual strands of wire along their run and ceramic tubes protect the wire where it passes through wall studs or floor joists. If we come into contact with it […]