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Gizmo Home Craft
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One of the latest wood flooring materials is engineered wood.  This is very different from laminated “Pergo” flooring, which looks cheap and wears poorly. Engineered wood has plywood as a base with a 1/8″ veneer of the wood floor of your choice (white…
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When doing a home remodel one of the biggest potential hassles that a customer faces is the construction mess. Some of this mess is unavoidable, but much of it can be eliminated with a little planning. Customers appreciate that we clean up after…
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For a while, the use of a tile backsplash was not in fashion.  This was mostly due to cost.  New homes are built on a tight budget and tile work can be expensive. However, there are many benefits for having a tile backsplash, and they are coming back…
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There are many different steps to be accomplished when remodeling a kitchen.  Something as simple as a sink install can require the expertise of a plumber, electrician, and a countertop fabricator. I am currently finishing up a total kitchen remodel in…
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I am doing a kitchen remodel in Woodridge.  The owner already had his bathroom done by another company about 6 months earlier. The spout on the tub was very wobbly and he asked me to look at it. I was shocked to see how amateurish the work was.  The other…
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As a home remodeler, it is common for me to work in occupied homes.  No matter how you slice it, remodeling is dirty work.  Walls come down, floors come up, and dust is everywhere. Although dirt can’t be eliminated completely I do my best to minimize it. …
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I recently did a bathroom remodel in Naperville.  The customer chose a stone tile for the floor.  Unfortunately, the bathroom subfloor was out of level. This resulted in a considerable difference in the height between the tile bathroom floor and the oak…
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My customer needed to change out the windows from his 1984 Georgian.  The old windows were contractor grade.  He elected to use Pella Architect Series windows.  These windows are not only high quality, but they also have high curb appeal.  Unlike a lower…
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There is a difference between doing a job and doing a job well.   It is easy to do sloppy work, or to complete a job without thinking about aesthetics.  Spending a little more time on a project in the beginning, will yield a more pleasing outcome. The…
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I’m finishing up a project in Naperville.  Part of that project was to install and paint crown molding.  My trim carpenter put up the molding, but I painted it. The best way to get a professional finish is to use a paint sprayer.  The best paint sprayer…
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