Over the next four months, we will be performing a whole-house renovation of a 1980's home in Chapel Hill. We are calling it Project Revive as we will be taking an older house and giving it new life by providing a major update to not only update the look but add functionality. We will be documenting the entire process from start to finish, providing details and insight into our process.


Hardwood Floors, Interior Paint and Landscaping

Posted by on October 6, 2016

For this renovation, we are not replacing the hardwood but refinishing it. We look at replacing vs. refinishing on each project and it depends on the current state of the flooring and also the client’s budget. If the current floors are in good shape, refinishing is a great way to bring a bit of life […]

Master Bathroom and Paint Preparation

Posted by on October 3, 2016

Another area that is exciting to see come to life, is the Master Bathroom. At this stage, we can begin laying down the tile in the bathroom and shower and install the vanities and tub. Our tile installer goes through a very through process of hand-picking and laying down each piece of tile. The end […]

Crown and Kitchen Backsplash

Posted by on September 29, 2016

After the kitchen cabinets have been installed, we add the crown above the cabinets to match the rest of the house. We do this to ensure the look and flow is consistent throughout the house. This is a key component in our renovation projects, as we not only want to create a space that adds […]

Kitchen Cabinet Installation and Glazing Process

Posted by on September 19, 2016

Kitchen Cabinets Installed Kitchen Cabinets and Island Once all the demolition has been completed, we begin the construction phase. This is a very exciting phase as elements of the project start coming to life and start to show what the end product will look like. One of the main areas touched in this project, is […]

Floor Plans and Demolition

Posted by on August 26, 2016

Proposed Floor Plan Existing Floor Plan With the Feasibility Study complete and the existing measurements have been recorded, our home designer Ben Johnson, creates floor plans of the existing space and proposed spaces. For this project, the main focus is on the Living Rooms, Kitchen, Study and Master Suite. In the Living Room next to […]

Matching Interior Trim

Posted by on August 2, 2016

One of the first items on our list is working on matching the interior trim in the house. To do this correctly, we made a template of the existing trim. This way we could mill it to get an exact match. In addition, we worked with our cabinet maker so we can continue the house […]

Feasibility Study

Posted by on July 20, 2016

The first step in our renovation process is to perform a feasibility study. In this step, we document the current specifications of the house. This includes taking measurements of the house to capture the floor plans and photographing the entire house. We also throughly examine for any restrictions or limitations within the interior, exterior and […]