Archive for April, 2011

» How to install a rain barrel

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Great video from the Conservation foundation located in Naperville Illinois. They sell recycled rain barrels for around $100.



» Project finished in Wheaton

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Rs2 Architects has finished an adaptive reuse project in downtown Wheaton. The two story brick building originally housed a retail farm implement store which dated back to Wheaton’s agricultural past. Recent tenants included a retail furniture store. Rs2 Architects has converted the occupancy use from retail to office space. The interior has been completely renovated. The original tin ceiling has been completely restored. Underneath soffits and exterior signage, the original leaded glass windows were uncovered and restored. A new custom fabricated kitchen for employee convenience was built by Mike Wilson of Hummingbird Woodworks. The second floor also has been completely renovated, new bathrooms and extensive restoration of the original mill work and flooring. The exterior has received a new bluestone patio, stone fireplace and ADA compliant entrance.