Monthly Archives: March 2012

Don’t take it for GRANITE – It’s really quite GNIESS!

I’ve been waiting for this day for so long. It’s GRANITE installation day! It was a bit like Christmas morning for me. I was up early; too excited to wait for my alarm to go off to get out of … Continue reading

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Granite Preview – Sneak Peek #2

I know I’m probably spoiling the surprise of the “after” shots for the kitchen but I’m just too excited not to share.  We went to visit our granite at Chippewa Stone to finalize the placement of the templates for the … Continue reading

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Thank You Tree

We’ve got quite a few really nice trees around the house. They are a mix of oak and maple and many stand way above the house! I love having so many mature trees in our yard. We found out that … Continue reading

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A Suite Door and Other Trimmings

One of the lessons that is emphasized over and over is that it’s the details that make all the difference.  There are innumerable details in a renovation of this magnitude and I’m thankful for all the skilled craftsmen who are … Continue reading

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Kitchen Contemplation

The home renovation shows don’t show you every step in the process of making a new kitchen a reality.  Most likely because so many of the steps are mundane and don’t make for good TV drama.  Creating the templates for … Continue reading

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A kitchen is born!

There once was a living room… And then the walls came down and a kitchen is born. There are many reason why I’m extra excited about the kitchen materializing.  The kitchen is probably the most important room to us.  We … Continue reading

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Paint and tile Italian style!

24″ x 24″, rectified, porcelain, Italian and gorgeous; the tile was a major splurge so I’m delighted that it looks as fantastic as I imagined it would.  From the very first tile I could barely contain my excitement (likely annoying … Continue reading

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Before and Almost

I can’t call it “Before and After” yet but Tim (contractor) suggested we’re ALMOST there.  Today the stone masons finished the stone at the back of the house and took the scaffolding down so I could get my first real … Continue reading

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