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Preserving Historic Buildings from the Ground Up

Anyone who works in remodeling (or anyone who lives in a historic neighborhood for that matter) knows that historic architecture is gorgeous but often needs some reinforcement.  One of our favorite types of projects is working in older homes and buildings where we can...

How to identify and remove/replace a load bearing wall

Often times when brainstorming ways to really make a room pop or increase it’s appeal and functionality is to remove a wall. The biggest challenge with removing walls in your home is knowing if it’s load bearing and how to replace a wall if it is load bearing. This...

How to install lead flashing

First start working the tabs of the shingles up making sure it is as flat as possible so the shingle does not get damaged. Once it is pulled up, you can pull out the nails or staples. Do that all the way around and all the way up to the lead flashing. Install the new...

How to turn an elevator shaft into a bathroom

How to turn an elevator shaft into a bathroom In the summer, Carlson Projects had the awesome opportunity to work with a client that bought the old typewriter building in Downtown Lincoln and renovate it into a breathtaking condo. As you can imagine, demolition was no...

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...