You take a house that was built in 1905 and is essentially within the same design and layout as when it was built and you try to “change things around”, and there can be significant problems. Essentially the house is brick. 12″ think walls of brick that were made here in Boise in 1905 by the Paulson Brick Company. There are 3 houses here in a row and they were all built for the executives of the company. So yes, why not use the brick made at the Paulson Brick Company? And mostly, the brick in all the houses are still extremely viable.
But now, it is time for a change. Let’s try to do this ourselves. The thought did enter the conversation. Bad thought! Really bad thought. Better thought – Put out bids. So that we did. Levco Builders, Joe Levitch Owner, won out. Robin and Joe kinda worked together in Berkley. Robin as an RN in the emergency room and Joe a Paramedic. (Robin was working in the ER here in Boise one night and here comes Joe. Such a surprise!) But just let me say this about Levco Builders. If you are in the Boise area and need a remodel to a room or several rooms or a whole house, see Levco. They are awesome and do a superb job. We highly recommend them.
It took 21 days to complete the job. 21 days of Jimmy Dean Breakfasts. 21 days of microwave set up in the bathroom. 21 days of dust and noise. But in the end ….. absolutely worth it! I have placed some photos into a slide show. You can pause the show if you need to. Do enjoy these photos and the process. And brother, do we love our new kitchen!! Thank-You Joe and all of your contractors for a superb job!!