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Progress at Manitou Rd.

Thanks once again to a client’s referral, I have been busy drawing plans, obtaining permits and am now remodeling a couple’s existing master bedroom and bathroom suite. My new clients were feeling cramped in their existing (and outdated) space. So with a small expansion into the backyard we are now making a very nice improvement to the clients’ self-described “Strip Mall Mediterranean” home’s layout and functionality.

 The clients’ prior remodel had left them with less-than-favorable memories of a project that dragged out interminably when their contractor took on additional work, leaving them sliding down the contractor’s priority list.  In addition, they had hesitations about the local building permit process and also wanted to obtain a detailed building plan tied to a firm working budget before breaking ground.

 We were able to obtain a building permit for them quickly and get the project started as scheduled.  Progress has been steady and our execution of their detailed plans precise, all while flexibly incorporating the clients’ finish products and design ideas, making for a fun project for all. I know I can’t wait to see all the unique ideas and finishes brought to fruition.

 In the meantime I have attached a link below to view the progress and some comments from our client.

 “Eric has been easy to work with, receptive to our design ideas and especially patient with our sometimes unrealistic wishes.  His creative eye is exceptional.  It’s a pleasure to work with someone who can both share our vision of the project and, at the same time, move it along in a timely and efficient manner.” 

Dick and Carolyn Buford

Santa Barbara, CA

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Best New Tool.

    

 Most people can get pretty excited about a shinny new tool being unwrapped, taken from the case and held in the light while imagining all the tasks that will be made so much easier. A female friend of mine even said her “New Tool” gave her a sense of independence and freed her from relying on male friends with tools to help with simple tasks like hanging a picture or tighten the loose screws on a door hinge. Well after 25 years in the trades I have found a new tool that has me excited and has become one of my favorites.  With this “New Tool” I can envision all of my projects looking better. And the real beauty of this “New Tool” is that it is free and already in your home. Yes, your home, right now! This “New Tool” is called HOUZZ and yes it is a website. www.houzz.com

I have always enjoyed looking at home Magazines mostly to view the photos and get ideas or to reassure the ones I already have. A kitchen magazine might have 10-20 photos of 3-5 different kitchens that are featured that month but that is it. How great would it be to be able to look through thousands of great high quality photos in categories like kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms and then even refine your search to modern or traditional kitchens. With HOUZZ you can do just that. So, if you are planning, thinking or just curious about seeing thousands of great inspiring photos and getting some new ideas for your house, I urge you to check out this web site.  Some of our work can be seen by searching EB Knight Construction. I hope you enjoy.

Want to look younger? You can with Botox or Good Bathroom Lighting.
Wouldn’t we all like to look a little younger? I’m guessing most of us would that are over that magic age of 21. We are all familiar with Botox and its effect of reducing the appearance of wrinkles, but are you familiar with the positive effects of good bathroom lighting. Well, bathroom lighting not only has a huge effect on how your bathroom will look and function but more importantly on how you will look.
Most of us start and finish our day by looking into the bathroom mirror. This is where we do some of our most delicate daily tasks like shaving and putting on makeup. Unfortunately, many of us have grown up with a single light over the top of the vanity mirror or one light centered in the bathroom ceiling. This single light source can cast harsh shadows that are not only unflattering but can make you look older than you really are.
By using cross illumination you can immediately remove those dark shadows that may be haunting you. This is easily accomplished by mounting one light on either side of the vanity mirror as shown in our photo of a bathroom we recently remodeled.  This single lighting change will not only make you look younger and healthier, but to most, be more agreeable then routine visits for injections.

Want to look younger? You can with Botox or Good Bathroom Lighting.

Wouldn’t we all like to look a little younger? I’m guessing most of us would that are over that magic age of 21. We are all familiar with Botox and its effect of reducing the appearance of wrinkles, but are you familiar with the positive effects of good bathroom lighting. Well, bathroom lighting not only has a huge effect on how your bathroom will look and function but more importantly on how you will look.

Most of us start and finish our day by looking into the bathroom mirror. This is where we do some of our most delicate daily tasks like shaving and putting on makeup. Unfortunately, many of us have grown up with a single light over the top of the vanity mirror or one light centered in the bathroom ceiling. This single light source can cast harsh shadows that are not only unflattering but can make you look older than you really are.

By using cross illumination you can immediately remove those dark shadows that may be haunting you. This is easily accomplished by mounting one light on either side of the vanity mirror as shown in our photo of a bathroom we recently remodeled.  This single lighting change will not only make you look younger and healthier, but to most, be more agreeable then routine visits for injections.

Save up to 6% on your energy bill in 10 minutes. “Really”!

Have you been looking for a way to save on your energy bill. Well, there is a lot of talk about going solar, replacing windows, and tank less water heaters, which is great if you have money to invest. But what about those that don’t have the extra cash right now or even those that rent yet still want to feel socially responsible and contribute to the “Green Movement”.  Here is an easy 10 minute task that will start you on your way to immediate savings. And best of all, you don’t have to remodel or need a contractor.

Cleaning Refrigerator Coils by E-How

New Blog

Starting a new blog. Stay tuned.