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Aug
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Hudson Remodel Part VII

We have sheetrock! The spaces are starting to feel real now that the framing is getting covered. The finishes will follow soon with the bathroom tile underway. Check out the latest video and thanks for following along!

Hudson Remodel Part 7 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

And Chris from 1st Choice Builders wanted me to make sure everyone knows the invisible fence line he hit was on our project’s property!

Aug
0

Screened Porch Part 3

Yes I know I am mixing my numbers and roman numerals in all of my recent video titles… Just wanted to see if you were paying attention! Today we survey the damage and start the floor framing.

Screened Porch Part 3 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Jul
0

Hudson Remodel Part VI

Demolition! For those of you who think taking out a wall, putting in a bathroom, etc. is easy, cheap and will take a weekend… Check out the actual amount of demolition work needed. When they tore up the old wood floor, there were literally thousands of staples that need to be pulled from the subfloor. I felt so bad for the guy doing it! But it is nice to see progress happening!

Hudson Remodel Part 6 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

The remodeling continues! Demolition, and a lot of it. Visit www.mhuberarchitects.com for more info.

Jul
0

Screened Porch Part II

Another quick update of a project in our own backyard – literally!

Jul
0

Hudson Remodel Part V

A typical step in any construction drawing process is redlining. Nice spot to do it though!

Jun
0

Hudson Remodel Part IV

The final main level remodeling concept is revealed!

Hudson Remodel Part IV from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Jun
0

New Project! – Yep, on my own house…

A problem into an opportunity? Well maybe… I have a window head that for some reason is starting to bow out causeing the window to warp and I think water is getting in behind the siding. I decided rather than just fixing the problem, why not add a bit more money and build a screened porch. It is one of those things that can come in really handy around here given our mosquito population. Follow along!

Screened Porch 1 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

May
0

Hudson Remodel Part III

The next video in our home remodeling series shows what is happening on the upper level. We are creating a master suite out of two existing bedrooms and a back stairway. Take a look!

Hudson Remodel Part III from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

May
0

Hudson Remodel Part II

Part 2 of our house remodel involves some ‘first step’ concept sketches. I typically just go with the my first thoughts and then loosely test those ideas, making several options. I warn the clients that this first review meeting is not meant to necessarily find a solution but to have something to look at and react to. The images and plans are pretty basic (no color, materials, etc.) because I want the focus to be on the bigger picture. The hope is that we end up with a direction to then develop. This video primarily focuses on discussing the main level changes.

Hudson Remodel Part II from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

May
0

Hudson Remodel Part I

I am beginning a new project and thought I would document the progress. The home was built around 1910 with a subsequent addition in the back. The new home owners want to make a few changes some of which include remodeling the kitchen and dining area, open up/connect spaces on the main level, and create a new master suite on the upper level. This will be a fun project as the clients are great people! Take a look!

Hudson Remodel Part I from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Apr
0

The Carpenter Architect

Many of you know that occasionally I build some furniture or specialty pieces for my clients and their projects. This is a fun, hands-on way to get my creative juices flowing. Drawing ideas on paper or via a computer is great but learning and doing the actual fabrication gives you an appreciation of the work and time involved in fabricating those ideas.

Below is a video showing architect Frank Howarth building out a shelving system for his broom closet. He has a great way of explaining and showing the work. Take a look at his other videos too!

Mar
0

Steampunk Drafting Table

Carpenter Sean Headrick decided to build his own drafting table. Using baltic birch and misc. wood cutouts, gears, etc., Sean turned a utilitarian piece of furniture into a work of art. A scissor lift system raises and lowers the drafting surface. Over designed? Maybe, but still fun to see!