As mentioned in the Wine / Whisky Room transformation post, we'd been thinking about this room for several years. Back in Christmas 2018 we found a beautiful log from a downed tree at my parents in...
Wine / Whisky Room transformation
This September we finally upgraded our unused dining room from dumping ground to an actually-functioning wine and whisky room. We'd been discussing this for several years, but now that we are home...
A new entertainment center
For the past ten years we've had an entertainment center that has survived two moves, successively larger TVs, and its share of scrapes and dings. Last Thursday we cleaned it out in preparation for...
A new walkway to the screened porch
When we completed the screened deck last fall I mentioned that we had plans for additional yard improvements. After consulting with a landscape company over the winter we finally started on some...
The screened deck, pt.VI
Though we've been enjoying the new screened deck since late August it was not quite complete-- we'd been waiting for the wood to cure a bit before staining. This week was finally time: We used a...
The screened deck, pt.V
Progress in the past month has been extremely slow, but the past two days has finally seen an uptick in activity, with most of the screens installed, stairs, drainage, and the electric complete....
The screened deck, pt.IV
Much has been accomplished in the past 10 days, with electrical rough-in and screen framing complete. View from the side- we'll have horizontal slats across the lower section to protect the screen...
The screened deck, pt.III
Despite some torrential downpours the sides and roof are now installed completing the major structural work. The light in the living room has dimmed a bit due to the roof, but the deck area itself...
The screened deck, pt.II
There was a good bit of progress on our deck while we were in NY over the 4th of July weekend- we left a muddy area with some cement, and returned to a new deck! This morning the carpenters started...
The screened deck, part I
About a month ago work began on the new screened-in deck. First up, demolition of the old: Bye-bye broken hot tub Several permitting delays later we finally have footings that will support the new...
Bathroom remodel, finale
Construction on our master bathroom remodel project wrapped up in late March, and the final punch-list items completed in April. Further delaying this final remodel post were our travels to Madrid...
Bathroom model pt. VII
Small miscues this week, but good progress toward a finished, working bathroom: Our cabinets were delivered (yeah!) but the stain on each drawer was different (boo!). We are awaiting their...
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