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Cool Cabana Retro Renovation

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Collums Construction recently completed a cool renovation at a Mid-Century Modern house in Lakeview, built in 1952. The owner wanted to turn their “falling down” garage into a guest apartment and cabana, while retaining the classic styling of the house. The time frame for the project was 3 months during the summer, and we delivered […]

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Sagging Bedroom Floor Required Replacing an Inadequate Beam

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Our client had purchased a home that belonged to the family of her best friend when she was growing up. She remembered as a child that the house had been renovated to make the family room larger by removing a center dividing wall. Over the years the flooring above the removed wall had started to […]

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Reclaimed Heart Pine Roof for an Exterior Kitchen

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A homeowner in St John the Baptist Parish contracted Collums Construction to build a reclaimed heart pine beam and roof system for his beautiful open air exterior kitchen. The center piece of the kitchen was a large fireplace and cooker with a brick chimney. The floor was concrete slab with a brick veneer. He had framed […]

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Custom Millwork Magic

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Leah Glade, Collums Construction’s Chief Project Manager, appeared in an article in New Orleans Living Magazine about how a “millwork make-over” can transform a home’s look-and-feel. The home, a Bungalow style house in the Fontainebleau area, was renovated by the architect’s grandson but kept true to the design and spirit of the original house.   […]

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Custom Cabinet and Wall Panel Design

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Collums Construction and Central City Millworks was contracted to design and build a custom cabinet, desks in multiple areas, and a wall panel system for a condominium on Notre Dame Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. The challenges of the design included fabricating hanging shelves for the desk areas with concealed support mechanisms while ensuring that […]

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New Orleans Historic Renovation as a Work of Art?

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  Collums Construction recently completed the renovation of a historic French Quarter property on Royal Street. The building, which at one time had been home to a sugar plantation owner and his family, had seen many occupants within its rooms over the years, but it had not been used as a residence for quite some […]

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New Orleans Plantation Shutters Go Modern

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Central City Millworks was selected for a New Orleans millwork project that included custom fabrication and installation of interior 3 1/2″ louvered plantation shutters. The owner of the downtown loft frequently hosted guests who wanted to sleep late after a long night of exploring the Crescent City’s diverse nightlife. He requested that the shutters be […]

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Uptown New Orleans Cottage Renovation

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In 2008, Collums Construction completed a full renovation of a beautiful uptown cottage. The house, which was originally built in 1887, had been remodeled previously and had lost some of its original character. But thanks to a beautiful design, developed by Daniel Zangara at Peter Trapolin Architects, and innovative decoration by the owners, it turned […]

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Greek Revival Renovation

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Collums Construction has recently completed a restoration of a beautiful historic home on St Charles Avenue. The house, built in 1861, is a great example of the Greek Revival style. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and even has a name – The Walker House. Working on a property of historic […]

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Soundproofing Your New Orleans Home

Soundproofing Soundproofing  is broken down into two areas: noise reduction (stopping the noise) and noise absorption (changing the noise).  These are achieved by different applications. I will approach this issue by separating floor, walls, and ceilings; there may be some overlap.  Measuring of soundproofing is usually indicated by an NRC value. (Noise Reduction Control)  .45 […]

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