Category Archives: Home Renovation

Picking up where we left off….

This is not a famous blog but I know I have a few avid followers that want to know how the new patio plantings have turned out. Being relatively new to gardening in this area I let the landscape designer … Continue reading

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We’ve got mail.

It wasn’t a harsh winter but that didn’t keep our local road crew from zealously clearing the snow from our roads. A little too zealously in the case of our mailbox. The poor defenseless mailbox had its pole snapped off … Continue reading

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Ironing can be improved with a view.

I’m not a big fan of domestic chores with the exception of cooking.  Laundry isn’t at the bottom of the list, bathrooms would hold that position, but ironing can be tedious. I find don’t mind it as much these days … Continue reading

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Closet to Bedroom Transformation

You’ve probably heard lots of stories of people turning a small bedroom into a closet. I’ve already blogged about how we turned a bedroom into a bathroom and another bedroom into his and her closets as part of our master … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Good Nook!

I needed a very special nook.  It needed to be big and strong and lighted. We decided to make use of the odd shaped opening beside the existing stone fireplace.  The original living room wall had a half wall of … Continue reading

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Showing an old house a little love.

I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to take many trips to Italy.  My first trip was the summer I turned 7. It was then that I was first introduced to my extended Italian family. My mother was born in … Continue reading

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Another Hole in the Wall

We’re getting closer and closer to the end of our project. The new window for the guest bedroom was installed today marking the last hole that needed to be cut into the house. This small bedroom had a window that … Continue reading

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A little time away is good, but coming home to progress is great.

I was lucky enough to have a chance to spend last week in Italy. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip but it was delightful to return to see a few big leaps forward in the home renovation! The glorious summer weather … Continue reading

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Another move – master bath is MINE!

Once upon a time there was a bedroom and bathroom….         After what seems like forever, we’re finally moving into the new master bathroom! A few things left to do; the steam shower to hook up, a … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Ugly Tile

Yesterday was a very big day. Our new kitchen is officially up and running.  We have a range, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and sink all functioning and the cupboards loaded up with pots, pans and dishes. There’s still a few loose … Continue reading

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