the in-between moments.

We have new hardwood floors installed throughout the house, except for the bedrooms (we’ll paint those floors for now and install hardwood there next year some time). We have new kitchen and master bathroom cabinets installed (aside from one damaged cabinet). We have all end-of-life windows replaced. The exterior of the house is painted and […]

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color inspiration.

It’s done. We’ve picked out paint colors for everything and fingers crossed, it will all pull together the way we hope. :) Our budget allows for one interior color and one trim color, which actually made things a little easier. By going with one neutral color throughout, we’ll have a good jumping off spot to […]

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framing begins.

The past few days haven’t seemed too eventful, at least visually. The electricians have been working long hours, and there have been a lot of dangling legs from holes in the ceiling and muffled shouting about wires and where they go and how much more line is needed. It’s kind of like a weird catholic-electrician […]

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demo derby.

When we first started talking about the Big Renovation, Hank’s eyes lit up like Christmas at the thought of demolition. Swinging a sledgehammer freely, feeling sheetrock crumble from a mighty blow, tearing cabinets from walls…these things bring out his inner caveman. And of course, wearing safety glasses and gloves and getting the worst boogers ever […]

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mosquitos.

I mentioned in this post that we’re using bug spray after we shower at night since we don’t have screens on our windows. Since we’ll replace almost all of our windows in the upcoming renovation (most of them will be moving), we didn’t see a need to purchase screens. Our contractor’s crew is starting demolition […]

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