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Creating an Open-Concept Kitchen

Creating an Open-Concept Kitchen

The kitchen trend that has taken the 2000’s by storm is the open concept kitchen. Carlson Projects has worked on dozens of kitchens, from removing walls and creating a more open concept kitchen to updating kitchens that have a more open concept and refreshing the...

Historic Sunroom Addition

Our latest project is the #sunroomaddition in the Country Club neighborhood in Lincoln Nebraska, which has been particularly exciting for us. The main goal going into the this project was to add useful square footage for the family to gather and use that’s temperature...

Complete home remodel in Lincoln, NE

Complete home remodel in Lincoln, NE

The Burnt House is no longer burnt! In late 2017, Brooke Carlson was almost home and very much looking forward to seeing her beloved puppy. She was met by a traffic jam, smoke in the air and several fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles. In a bit of shock, Brooke...

The #historicbathupdate

The #historicbathupdate

#historicbathupdate Back in November, we started a new project restoring a historic bathroom – naturally, we decided to call it the #HistoricBathUpdate. The house is in a historic part of Lincoln and there’s a lot of unique and custom pieces planned for this bathroom....

#cherrykitchenupdate

#cherrykitchenupdate

#cherrykitchenupdate This week we have a very special guest walking us through the job site update at the #CherryKitchenUpdate, our mother and wife, Shawn Carlson. On this job, the family wanted to keep the same basic footprint of the kitchen, while updating the...

Garfield Street Remodel

Garfield Street Remodel

Garfield Street Remodel The Garfield Street Kitchen, or as we’re calling it, the #GarfieldStreetReno project is a new kitchen remodel that we’re extremely excited about. At first glance, it’s a new type of kitchen for us to remodel, as it’s a bit smaller than we’re...

Best Way to Heat and Cool an Addition to Your Home

Best Way to Heat and Cool an Addition to Your Home Something we’re always learning and relearning – especially when we least expect it – is that construction rarely ever goes as planned. Anyone in construction, remodeling, or anything else of the sort knows that...

#CountrysideDeck

#CountrysideDeck

#CountrysideDeck Project One of the projects we’ve been most excited about is our #countrysidedeck in Lincoln, Nebraska. The end goal was to demo the existing deck, reinforce and cover the entire thing with composite to make it look amazing and last for years to come....

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Carlson Family Core Values Carlson Projects is a family owned construction and remodeling company. We pride ourselves on the work that we do, but it all starts with the lifeblood of what we’re all about. At our core, we base every project on five main core values.  ...

Custom Cedar Deck

Custom Cedar Deck

Custom Cedar Deck As far as spaces in (or around) a home are concerned, the deck tends to be one of the most favorite. Decks add usable square feet to the home and help complete the aesthetic of any home, old or new. Having a personalized space outside the home...

Transforming a Closet/Hallway into a Bathroom

Transforming a Closet/Hallway into a Bathroom

Transforming a Closet/Hallway into a Bathroom Like most 100+ year old homes, this early 20th century home wasn’t laid out perfectly and was missing something pretty important to anyone who consumes food or liquids: a bathroom. This was probably one of the most unique...

The Importance of Insulation

The Importance of Insulation

The Importance of Insulation If you’ve ever noticed an area of your home that’s just never the right temperature, it’s always either too hot or too cold, it’s probably missing insulation. Recently, we were working on a roofing job and came across a section...

Why You Shouldn’t Use Window Inserts

Why You Shouldn’t Use Window Inserts

Why You Shouldn't Use Window Inserts It’s common practice for the average home to replace their windows every 15-20 years. When it comes time to get those puppies replaced, you’ll have the decision to either use window inserts or full frame windows. Typically we see...

Beautiful Bathroom Remodel in Lincoln, NE

Beautiful Bathroom Remodel in Lincoln, NE

Beautiful Bathroom Remodel in Lincoln, NE This bathroom remodel in Lincoln, Nebraska started as an outdated second-floor bathroom from the 1900’s. We wanted to update the overall design to reflect the original build while giving it a modern and clean, yet classic...

Key Tips for Siding, Windows, and Flashing

Key Tips for Siding, Doors, and Window Flashing Flashing is meant for keeping water out of your windows, doors, siding or really anywhere there might be a crack that could let water in. Using old trim coil is perfectly fine. Flashing is made with three simple bends in...

Reconfiguring an Awkward Basement

Reconfiguring an Awkward Basement

Reconfiguring an Awkward Basement When you buy a used home, it might seem like you’re beholden to the layout you inherited on closing day, but that’s not the case. With a little help, you can add and remove walls to completely transform the space you have. Take note...

How to Insulate with Roxul insulation

How to Insulate with Roxul insulation

How to Insulate with Roxul insulation When it’s time to install insulation into a room, whether you’re building a new home or remodeling, or finishing a basement, there are a few things you should know. For starters, using Roxul insulation is our choice because it’s...

Make certain your deck is built properly

Make certain your deck is built properly

Buying a used home is an exciting time, but can be scary if you don’t know the history of the home. This worry is amplified for areas like the deck, where minor problems become major problems and carry the potential for injury or worse. Here are our top tips to make...

How to install a roof vent

How to install a roof vent When it’s time to install a roof vent, the process is relatively simple if you don’t overthink it. Roof vents are a must when installing or repairing a roof. The air in houses is filled with moisture and roof vents allow a place for that...

The Weekly CP Episode 003

The Weekly CP Episode 003 //  Meet Joe! Meet Joe! As the title of the video states, Joe is our resident roofing expert. If you have a question about roofing of any kind he can answer it for you. He is especially knowledgeable in the area of tile roofs which is what we...

The Weekly CP Episode 002

The Weekly CP Episode 002 Meet Austin! On this episode of The Weekly CP we followed him around to see all that he does for us here. Austin is our repairman, runner, and all around funny guy. This week he was out on one of his roof repairs fixing shingle teepeeing....

The Weekly CP Episode 001

For the first official week of The Weekly CP we headed out to a full basement remodel that we just completed the framing for as well as took a look at a repair we were doing on a roof. This basement was not original to the home but rather was put in years later so the...