How to Remove Wallpaper

The #staggreno had a lot of wallpaper... That's from the old entryway and it sported some kind of pillared structure slash floral motif.  Definitely had to go.  Luckily, we ripped that entire area out during demo.  We also tore down all of the walls 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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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  The layout was terrible, the cabinets were outdated, and the appliances were original to the house (I think it Read More
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FAMILY ROOM UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Our family room is a space I wish we had tackled a long time ago, as it's where we spend a lot of time, but it was comfortable enough, put together enough, and we didn't want to mess with it.  But, here we are.  It's time.  And there's no turning back Read More
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OPERATION DUPLEX RENO: KITCHEN REVEAL

I can't believe it's done!  Our little rental property is now fully renovated, and the new renters moved in this morning.  It feels oh so good to have this project that's been in the back of our minds for several years now completed.  We love the way Read More
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SUMMERTIME GRILLING: GRILLED ARTICHOKES & STEAK MARINADE

At my house, we are grillers.  We grill.  All summer, almost every night.  It's one of my favorite things about this time of year.  Nothing quite beats sitting out on the deck, and cooking up a feast of fresh food. Grilling is also pretty easy, Read More
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