Tuesday, January 3, 2012


December 11-17, 2011 was one of the most challenging weeks of my life....This was truly an Extreme Home Makeover that had to be completed in 6 days.  One of my very best friends, Courtney Krenz, moved back to ND a few years ago following a difficult business closure to get back on his feet.  And now he is KILLING IT in the Oil and Gas drilling waste disposal business.  So he bought a new house and completely remodeled it in less than a month. 

So here was our (Luke, Joey, and myself) tasks to complete in 6 days:
1. Source and fabricate 3 cm granite kitchen countertops, and 3 vanity tops in Denver based on cabinet drawings and haul them up there with sinks to install.
2. Source in Denver, haul, and install 2x2 glass kitchen backsplash.
3. Source in Denver, haul, and install porcelain tile, liner, and trim for Master Bath steam shower, tub deck, and warm wire floor.
4. Source in Denver, haul, and install porcelain floor tile for Kids bath floor, and while we're at it, demo and replace the bathtub and tub surround out of tile from the Williston Ace Harware store.

SOUND LIKE FUN??  How about adding the factor that the GC wasn't ready for us and we lost over almost 2 days in the master bath to delays??  And the cabinets showed up 4 days late??

So the bottom line is we worked 16+ hour days and GOT ER DONE!  Here are the photos of the completed product....I can't thank Luke Welchman enough for his dedication and hard work.  And thanks to Courtney and Debbie Krenz for their faith and trust in me that I could get this done.

This was about day 3 in the master bath....once the electricians and plumbers got their stuff done, we had the bathroom to ourselves....

And the finished products:

Kids bath...drywallers still wrapping up some texturing...
 Kitchen:  Wish I had better pictures....we were a little wiped out by Saturday.

Granite Countertops and Tile Backsplash in Mesa View

Just completed before Christmas.....for the Mulkins family, our neighbors up the street.  Merry Christmas Heather!

The old countertops and backsplash were 12x12 Brown  Granite Tile with 2x6 black ceramic bullnose that were poorly installed.  The kitchen was dark and needed to be lightened up.

Here are the before pictures:

So Heather and Mike chose a nice slab of Santa Cecilia to complete this 57 sq. ft. project, and even with the island shape, we were able to get the entire job out of one slab except the small desk area which we color-matched with a remnant.  Excellent use of a slab!

Here is the finished kitchen.  The backsplash chosen was 4x4 tumbled Anatolian Creme travertine with a 1x12 Pencil rail from Bedrosians Tile and some Lighthouse Stone Noce with Antico Dot as the liner.

Thanks to the Mulkins for trusting us to do work in their kitchen!

Custom Travertine Bathroom Remodel - Unique Designs

Catching up on some blog postings, and this is one not to miss.  This was our first referral from Christy McFarland with Fresh Designs, LLC.  Thanks Christy!

The Jahnke's were great customers, and easy to work with on materials, scheduling, and we appreciated this project very much.  Unfortunately, no before pictures but the after pictures are amazing.  The Jankes tile design was beautiful.

Luke Welchman completed the shower pan and floor, and Paul Thompson tiled the rest of the project.  Great work guys.

Work completed:
- Custom Shower Pan with bench (waterproofed of course!)
- 18x18 Travertine on walls up to liner, 3x6 herringbone above
- 3 cm slab travertine bench 

- 48" wainscot on walls with 18x18 travertine on-point, and 18x18 on-point floor
-  Custom liner to cap wainscot - all decorative liners, pencil rails, and chair rails were from Daltile

Many thanks to the Jahnke's and Christy.