Category Archives: new construction

Blackout Blinds – Making the “sleep-in” possible – albeit unlikely!

A nice bright bedroom has advantages, like being able to tell your black socks from the navy blue ones, but being able to sleep in isn’t one of them! Today blackout blinds were installed in the two large east facing … Continue reading

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Moving in Phase 1: A step closer to done!

Friday the carpet was installed in the master bedroom completing the work on the new addition. After 142 days of anticipation, we’re officially occupying our new space! Our weekend was consumed by uncovering, cleaning and moving our great room and … Continue reading

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The great room is looking …. GREAT!

Today the great room lost its blanket of boxes, saws, trim and tools in preparation for grouting the floor and I have to do a quick post to share because it is really looking GREAT! The entertainment unit is gradually … Continue reading

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When is a shower so much more?

I really haven’t shown the master bath a lot of love in this blog even though its a major part of this renovation. The master bath is replacing the main bathroom on the ground floor. It was a long narrow … Continue reading

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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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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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Island Point of View

So ….. Did you miss me? I’m sorry if you’ve been anxiously awaiting the next installment of this blog.  I don’t have one good excuse; I have a bunch of little ones that have resulted in not getting around to … Continue reading

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