HVAC

Greetings from beautiful San José del Cabo, Mexico! We are spending a few days down here to write blogs instead of hanging out on the beach recuperate from our busy summer work schedules. Yes, we still own the farmhouse and we’re still working on it, although I don’t think people believe that to be true unless I am blogging about it … kind of like … Continue reading HVAC

Basement Framing

Who remembers how creepy the Woodside basement used to be? A failing foundation, giant old boiler, and territorial groundhog were just a few of the gifts bestowed upon us when we bought the house. Full confession – I wouldn’t go into the basement alone for the first few months because I was terrified the groundhog was going trap me in a corner (and then what, … Continue reading Basement Framing

Porch & Basement Work

Ah, spring (kind of). The weather has been pretty wacky the last few weeks in St. Louis, and the cold, wet days have led to us delaying and rearranging several projects, including our concrete and basement work. We were lucky to have a few days last week that were warm and dry, which helped us knock out a few things this past weekend. First we … Continue reading Porch & Basement Work

Electricity

Some parts of a house renovation don’t necessarily have that “wow” factor. Most people are into pictures of new kitchens and bathrooms, but don’t really get that pumped up about things like waterproofing and gas lines. Well, most people aren’t on their second year of a (mostly) DIY total gut renovation, so we are quite excited to announce that we have permanent electricity hooked back … Continue reading Electricity

Concrete

Happy Holidays! This time last year, Woodside was in the air. A lot has changed over the past year, and we’ve made significant progress during the last few weeks. We built the porches during the weekend after Thanksgiving, and then our concrete company got to work pouring the garage and basement floors, basement steps, and front and back porches. Fortunately our first round of concrete work … Continue reading Concrete

Beams, Bricks & Paw Prints

Holy hiatus. It was around this time last year that I posted about how summer is the busiest time of year for both of us at work. Okay, yes it’s technically fall now but since it was 90 degrees here recently, let’s just pretend for a bit longer, shall we? Blogging aside, work at Woodside has been steadily progressing over the last few weeks. We … Continue reading Beams, Bricks & Paw Prints