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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...

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...