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Jan
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Project Update: RCU Discovery Center

Even though we have had highs in the below 0 degree range, the RCU Discovery Center at YMCA Camp St Croix moves forward! I feel for the crew as it is hard enough for me to have site meetings in a semi-heated construction trailer! The video below shows the progress. Keep checking back for more updates!

RCU Discovery Center 16-0120 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Jan
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Let it snow!

I thought I would show you my commute to work after some overnight snow! Plus a little aerial footage of our town.

Snow January 8th 2016 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Dec
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Screened Porch Part 5

The building of our own screened porch is getting close to completion. We installed this slick screen system that any do-it-your-selfer can handle. Check it out!

Screened Porch Part 5 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Nov
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Screened Porch Part 4

Sorry guys for the delay in the latest post on our screened porch build. We have luckily been pretty busy! It’s the ‘decking and door’ today!

Screened Porch 4 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Sep
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Podcast #40 – The Interior Designer

MGH_20150916_0002Does the thought of taking on a construction project seem overwhelming? Who is going to help with all of those interior decisions that need to be made – and make things not only function correctly but beautiful as well? Today I interview Interior Designer Ann Ludwig Allied Member ASID. Her company, All Design Group, is located in the western Wisconsin in the east Twin Cities metro. Here are some of the things we discuss:

-What is the difference between an Interior Designer and Interior Decorator?
-How do people find the right Interior Designer?
-How do you work – what is the process?
-Is the approach different for remodeling projects versus new construction?
-What trends are you seeing today?

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Sep
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Hudson Remodel Part VIII

Cabinets are starting to be installed! We are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel on the interior. The exterior got a fresh coat of paint and I will begin doing some studies to add a wrap around porch in the coming weeks!

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
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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
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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
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Screened Porch Part II

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

Jul
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Hudson Remodel Part V

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

Jun
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Hudson Remodel Part IV

The final main level remodeling concept is revealed!

Hudson Remodel Part IV from michael huber architects on Vimeo.