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House Remodeling - What Next?

This is the third in my series of home renovation tales.  The first two are available here:



Once we returned from our wonderful two week vacation to Washington DC and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, we knew it was time to figure out what our next steps would be.   1,217 more words

House Remodel

Old House rehab; final photos and surviving a remodel (with your spouse!)

Remodeling a house is a metaphor for life. It starts, it ends and in between are all sorts of lessons to be learned; “think outside the box”, “let of go of that plan to try another” and “let your spouse have their own way!”  542 more words

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Old House rehab 8; the laundry and new half bath

The once inside, then outside, then inside again room in this old house contained the most history and was the room that needed the most help.   334 more words


Old house rehab 7; the kitchen re-do

At first look the cheery yellow kitchen in our old house had it’s merrits—bright and sunny with solid wood cabinets—but upon closer inspection it needed some work. 539 more words

Color Theory

Old House rehab 6; the bathroom make-over

Color changes everything.  And when I have helped people choose colors for a room, the first question I ask is “how do you want to… 406 more words

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Old House rehab 5; reinventing the floors

Carpeting is never a good idea in a rental property.  Think; potty training, pets and exuberant beer drinking on game day.  It all gets wicked away to settle down in the pad—yuk—and when it’s not… 806 more words

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House Remodeling - the Recovery Begins

My previous post detailed the beginning of this project.  Day 2, Monday, August 25th, was the beginning of recovery efforts.  Dalworth Restoration arrived mid-morning and quickly began their triage.   431 more words

House Remodel