Tag: additions

9 Common Wiring Mistakes and Code Violations

Link to an excellent article at Finehomebuilding.com I have referred to several times during home projects. http://www.finehomebuilding.com/pdf/021190076.pdf

Attic Office Addition Part 3…Starting over again

Determined to set things straight and do things safely and right, i pulled a building permit with the local county. I then proceeded to find any information on the original build of the house and how it was constructed. While i was doing that,… Continue Reading “Attic Office Addition Part 3…Starting over again”

Attic Office Addition Part 4 – “bring in the troops”

Once I had the structure and walls sorted out, I decided I really didn’t want to get out on the roof and I was already 8 months in on this project. So I cheated. I hired professionals to cut out the roof and build… Continue Reading “Attic Office Addition Part 4 – “bring in the troops””

Attic Office Addition – Part 5 interior work, Ceiling joists and HVAC.

Once the exterior walls were done and dried in, finishing up the ceiling rafters was relatively easy. One of the biggest challenges was navigating a heavy LVL into position on the ceiling by myself. In retrospect two 2x10s nailed together would have carried any… Continue Reading “Attic Office Addition – Part 5 interior work, Ceiling joists and HVAC.”

Attic Office Addition Part 1- Lofty Ambitions

Visions of coffered ceilings, bespoke wooden panelling, perfectly smooth flowing walls, and greatness all filled my mental space at once as I stood on a 3’x3’ plywood square left atop the kitchen ceiling joists in our unfinished attic space. I mentally breathed it all… Continue Reading “Attic Office Addition Part 1- Lofty Ambitions”