Oh my gosh was this project a wild one. Ken and Lynn came to us with a problem. Kind of a big one. They had water damage in their kitchen that was making the place deteriorate at an alarming pace. We were happy to help get them fixed right up!
Collaboratively, we planned the project and with great anticipation, demo day rolled around. It was a hot sweaty summer day and Tom's help fell through. So he literally tore the entire kitchen out all by himself. And came home exhausted. But not before he posted this video.
Once everything was torn apart, there was definitely water damage. Lots of it. But that wasn't all. It seemed like every layer of demolition revealed something new. When the subfloor was torn out Tom realized that the kitchen addition had actually been built on a patio slab with no footers. Not only that, but the slab was nearly completely eroded underneath. The load bearing header was also framed completely incorrectly. These newfound issues meant the kitchen literally could have fallen off the house at any time.
We like houses that don't fall apart! So we dialed up our team of experts to fix the foundational problems and the header problem then got to work on fixing everything else up as good as new. And look how it turned out! So pretty! As the homeowner said, "It's not trendy, but it's us and we love it!" I think it's beautiful and we certainly couldn't have asked for better clients to work with.
The moral of this story: remodeling project buyer beware! Please make sure to vet your contractor. The original addition in this home was done by a contractor who either had no idea what he was doing or didn't care.
We don't know what happened exactly because the original work was done by the previous homeowner. But we do know that it's all fixed up and we hope Ken & Lynn love spending time in their new kitchen for years to come!
We so enjoyed working with Missy & Kevin on their kitchen remodel complete with new back splash, counter tops, cabinets and appliances. That subway tile is to die for and I totally have kitchen island envy! We hope you enjoy your new kitchen and can't wait to work with you again in the future! :)
Tom recently worked on a project to turn an old Platte Park basement into a fully updated rentable space. With a location super close to South Pearl in the heart of one of Denver's hottest neighborhoods, our client shouldn't have any problem renting it out.
Old houses are always full of surprises and this one was no exception. From finding asbestos in the flooring to a lathe and plaster wall behind the sheet rock, it kept Tom on his toes. In the end, it turned out super cute and we hope whoever lives there enjoys the kitchenette Tom built!
Hi, I'm Brook Bunn - wife to Tom, the bathroom and kitchen remodeler extraordinaire. I've given this guy so many projects to do since we were married just a few short years ago. It will be fun to tell you all about them!
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