Patio Demo

(Did you remember we even had one of those?) We’ve waited 2 years to do this. We probably should have done it sooner. We’ve been watching it sink for 2 years. And it wasn’t great when we moved in. We had a concrete patio in the backyard. It wasn’t nice. It’s been cracked and sinking … More Patio Demo

The Basement, Part 1

And, they’re back! The same crew that built our deck for us, is not finishing our basement. And it came together fast – maybe too fast. But, it’s coming along fast too – which is good. We’re ready to be done with these big projects. And this is basically the end of them. After this, … More The Basement, Part 1

Full Bathroom, ✓

This one is exciting for me. For several reasons. (1) The bathroom is finished. Completed. And it looks great! (2) I’ve literally been working on this room, off & on, for the entire past year. Literally. (3) Now, when you walk upstairs, you don’t see this eyesore of a half-demoed room welcoming you to our … More Full Bathroom, ✓

The Deck.

It’s amazing.  We use it all the time.  It is the best thing we’ve ever done during a renovation.  It was worth all of the money to pay someone else to do it.  The crew literally did everything.  We didn’t do anything.  They did excellent work. Have I mentioned that we LOVE it?  I mean, … More The Deck.

The Basement.

This post is self-contained.  It is not about finishing the basement or anything ooooh- or ahhhh-worthy. It’s about jack-hammering the floor of our basement to fix a slight water issue. Our basement has been waterproofed.  A sump pump was installed.  (Both before we bought it.)  It all works really well.  We got SO much rain … More The Basement.

Just an update.

While we haven’t gotten any more BIG projects or rooms finished yet, we have been chugging away at making the house more livable. We’re easing back into the big projects, I swear.  I actually really want to get some stuff crossed off the ole’ To-Do list, like really bad.  Plus, I just hate looking at … More Just an update.