Category Archives: remodeling

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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No more excuses!

The house is a mess….. There’s no gym nearby…… It’s raining / snowing / cold / hot…. None of these excuses are any good now because yesterday I set up our new exercise area. The original master bedroom has been … 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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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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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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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 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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