Archive | Renovation

What We've Done

Want to know what we’ve done to the house since we bought it in April 2014? Of course, the renovation didn’t really start until June (or was it July?). I did what I could myself—mostly painting and refinishing cabinet pieces— and hired professionals to do what I couldn’t… Here’s a list, more or less in chronological […]

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(Bathroom) Vanity so Fair

So much progress in one day! The beadboard is going up on the walls in the master bath AND the vanity is in place—holes drilled for the plumbing and everything!       Tomorrow the marble ledges (actually marble thresholds I ordered online) on the shower knee walls will be installed, then the shower will […]

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Bathroom is coming along

It’s amazing when something you’ve seen in your mind’s eye—your imagination—finally becomes a reality. I think the bathroom is going to turn out to be at least as pretty as I’ve imagined. Most of the tile is installed. I think tomorrow they will grout it. Here’s how it looks today. The walls are only painted […]

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Master bath status update

Good news on the bathroom. Drywall is done. Taping and texturing—done. Priming—finished today. Tomorrow paint—on ceiling and upper walls. I’ve decided put a beadboard wainscot on the walls, repeating the pre-existing beadboard in the hall. Tiling will start probably a week from Monday. In conjunction with the floor tile, we’re also installing in-floor heating. After the […]

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We’re In!—Sort of…

Well, we’re in—more or less. We’ve still got a lot of stuff in boxes with no place to put it, as the reno is still in progress. We now (as of last Friday) have a downstairs half bath and laundry room with a utility sink that I can do dishes in, rather than the upstairs […]

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