Blog posts from renovation
Wine / Whisky Room custom table

Wine / Whisky Room custom table

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...

A new walkway to the screened porch

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...

first floor renovations, part I

first floor renovations, part I

As the screened porch project neared completion we got to thinking about the kitchen improvements we wanted to make. So, over the past few weeks we've picked out new bamboo flooring and quartz...

The screened deck, pt.VI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Bathroom model pt. VI

Our cabinet was delayed a week so we're hoping to have it installed next week. In the meantime we had a sun tunnel and molding installed, plus the walls painted ('Balmy' by Sherwin Williams). the...

Bathroom model pt. V

The last week was about windows, flooring and tile. Windows went in without a hitch and the tilers worked on the shower area most of the time we were in California. Next up: cabinet and countertop...

Bathroom remodel pt.IV

This week drywall was installed and final measurements / templating for our countertop were made. Our new windows arrived and will be installed next week, followed by the shower tiling. left side...

Bathroom remodel pt. III

Several inspections on behind-the-wall items took place this week. With those complete, drywall and tiling can start next week. now with insulation insulated and shower basin sealed.

Bathroom remodel pt.II

We've had lots of progress since the first post about the remodel. The plumbing rough-in is complete, and the structure of the room is now taking shape. The view through what will be a sliding door....

Bathroom remodel begins…

Demolition began on our master bathroom last week when we were in E&L Gallery. It's quite exciting to finally start on the actual work of this project, but also a rather strange feeling to leave...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)