Category: House Renovation

FINISHED RENOVATION: Part 1. Repurposed Sideboard/Kitchen Island

This was one of those cases where necessity was the mother of invention.

Whole 30 (paleo) first dinner in the middle of renovation

My friend Patti Hickham told me years ago that we were “dirty house friends”. Translation: a friend so accepting and understanding that they can come over to your house when it is dirty and not think you are a failure. You know how some…

Renovation Almost End Of Week 5

It’s Friday morning. The granite was installed yesterday which took several hours. After the install Mike and Pat laid more of the flooring.

Renovation Week 4.5

Lots more behind the scenes kind of stuff this week. Rather than go through the details I made a video. Big news is granite will be installed Thursday. I picked up the rock for the fireplace and the backslash tile so Mike can start…

Renovation Week 3

Mike got all of the electric and gas lines placed. The pony wall that separates the kitchen from the living room and dining room was built and the area for the fireplace was framed in. On Tuesday the fireplace was installed. That did not…

Renovation Week 1 and 2

I’ve been planning this renovation since we bought the house four years ago. We are creating an open floor plan, replacing laminate flooring with porcelain hardwood look tile. A gas fireplace will warm the living room dining room and a new entry way storage…