What We Did with All the Old Stuff in the House

Our house is old.  Yep, 1970-original-almost-everything old.  But, it had a lot of re-usable stuff.  Stuff we didn't want/need but still, stuff that somebody would want/need. Rather than just trash everything in the house after the children of the Read More
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Tips for Working with Contractors (video)

I get asked all the time about working with contractors. How to find a good one, how to know you're getting a fair price, referrals, you name it.  We have worked with some wonderful contractors and some not so wonderful ones, but my advice for working Read More
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Kitchen Addition Time-lapse and Details (video)

Hello friends!  The house is really moving along now.  It's so exciting to see progress!  But before we could tackle anything, we had to put in the additions. As you may remember, the original kitchen was pretty bad. It was small, closed off, Read More
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Cleaning Out Old Insulation (video)

We knew our new/old house had some issues.  We knew it had been neglected and vacant for nearly a decade.  We thought we were prepared for any and all grossness involved with the aforementioned issues.  However, nothing, I repeat nothing, could have Read More
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Client Reveal: Playful Multi-purpose Room

Thanks for allowing me some time to settle in with our new addition.  With construction really picking up at the #staggreno and Jon going back to work this week, I've been figuring out this whole two-child-newborn-toddler navigation thing.  I have a Read More
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How to Take Down a Wall (video)

As you may remember, the kitchen dining area of the house was really small.  Closed off, not functional, and we had big plans to transform this space.  Before we could do anything else, we had to take down a wall between the kitchen and a bedroom that Read More
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Tips for Chopping Down Trees (video)

I've mentioned before how many dead or overgrown trees we had at the new/old home.  We looked into how much it would cost to pay someone to take them out but quickly ruled that out.  Wow, is tree removal expensive-- especially when you have a gazillion Read More
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Home Tour: Downstairs Family Room

We are just about finished with all of the "before" home tours, and I'm getting excited to get into the nitty-gritty of our massive renovation of our new/old mid-century modern home.  Today I'm showing you what the downstairs family room and bar area Read More
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Home Tour: The Nursery

My friends, I have seen the deeper depths of hell known as potty training and I can say with a wee bit of apprehension that our girl is about 80% there.  At over 7 months pregnant with a husband working around the clock in the office and on the house, Read More
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Home Tour: Kitchen

It only took one look at the kitchen to know it was going to need a complete makeover.  We really couldn't save a single thing in there.  The layout was terrible, the cabinets were outdated, and the appliances were original to the house (I think it Read More
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