Home Renovation

Serious progress.

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Well, I don’t want to speak too soon, but I am definitely seeing some progress on the kitchen/family room renovations. The sheet rock is up and soon the second and third coat of mud will be applied. Next up, sure up the sub floor and then dare I say it may be time for some kitchen cabinets!

I can almost smell the cooking and hear the faucet and dishwasher running again. I don’t know how we ever lived without these little conveniences.Read More »Serious progress.

Too much information.

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DIY NetworkAs the home renovation continues it is once again time for me to roll up my sleeves and get to work. While the kitchen remodel is in full swing I am getting ready to dive into my upstairs bathroom overhaul. I have gutted it down to the studs and all that will remain is the old cast iron tub. I rolled that out of the way today with the help of my carpenter and am now ready for roughing in the plumbing.

While getting prepared for the rough in work, I had to research all of my plumbing fixtures, vanity and sink along with recommendations for installing ceramic tile. This is where my story really begins.Read More »Too much information.

When will it end?

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Kitchen DemolitionI thought by now we’d be enjoying the fruits of our labors, not to mention back to the mode of actually saving some money. But alas, we are still in the midst of our home renovation. My patience is beginning to run thin as every time I turn around I am writing a check to one of the contractors, buying material, knocking down another wall, and as always cleaning up the DUST!Read More »When will it end?