Category Archives: home building

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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How many masons does it take to do a fireplace?

In our case, the answer is 3 but they’re doing more than the fireplace. In my “Picky Picky Picky” blog of Jan 11th, I wrote about going to pick out the stone for the fireplace and for outside.  We’re finally … 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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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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