Monthly Archives: January 2012

Another wall bites the dust!

I’m starting to think that I might have a problem with walls. The first time I suggested a home renovation (our Arizona house) it involved removing a wall and punching a hole in the roof for a large skylight. Looking … Continue reading

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Perspective – Literally and Metaphorically

Perspective – the way objects appear to the eye Today the drywall hanging crew arrived bright and early and by the end of the day boards will be up throughout the new addition.  I put together a couple quick panoramas … Continue reading

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Remodeling – A definition.

What’s my new definition of remodeling? It’s “How to turn a 5K square feet into a studio apartment.”  We’ve entered the next phase of our renovation; the remodeling of the ground floor living spaces. Just to recap – we’ve added … Continue reading

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Necessity to Aesthetic – How something you have to do becomes something you want to do!

One thing leads to anther in the renovation process and sometimes it comes down to solving sequential problems.  Unlike new construction where you start with a clean slate, remodeling is more like a game of “whack a mole”. Just when … Continue reading

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Mission Demolition

As exciting as it is to watch walls go up, watching walls come down is equally so!  Today the project crossed the threshold into the existing house and demolition of the existing main floor rooms has begun.  With an older … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes!

Writers, marketers, advertisers, press secretaries…. all professions that count on the power of words. Then there is the old adage “A picture is worth a 1000 words”.  In my book these two elements deserve equal billing.  So for this post, … Continue reading

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Picky Picky Picky

I think this is the third blog I’ve written on the subject of selections for this renovation project and I’m quite certain that there will be several more  before we’re done. We’re making steady progress and we’re making decisions a … Continue reading

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En-ducted

Last night I lost sleep over the location of an air duct. An air return to be exact; a large 8″ x 30″ grate that the heating system installer told me needed to be in the floor in a specific … Continue reading

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The new “normal” or What can I learn from the cat?

Every day I take at least a couple of pictures of the work being done.  Some with the explicit intention of illustrating this blog, some to document the changes for my own curiosity, some to take with me to show … Continue reading

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The walls start coming down!

Things are really starting to get interesting! Ready or not – it’s time to start breaking down the walls between the new addition and the existing house.  The first of the many “temporary” walls we’ll need was erected across the … Continue reading

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