(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
Hi guys. 👋 It’s been a while. Again. But, I’m back for a few updates this time. Yay! First, the basement. It’s finished. (Well, almost, but it’s been this finished for a year now, sooooooo, yeah.) Anyway, it’s amazing. We love it. It started off really well. It got a little rocky there … More The Finished (finished side of the) Basement
It’s the last post before I show you guys the renovated space … and it’s going to be a (kind-of) quick post. We’ve been working on finishing the space for weeks now. We had a really great contractor … until he wasn’t. We’re not sure exactly what happened. Everything was coming along just fine, very … More The Basement … it’s almost finished.
Just a quick update on the basement progress … which, for the time being is the only renovation going on in our house. The crew finished the framing and roughing in the plumbing and electrical (previous post, Part 1). Patrick & I spent a night installing speaker wires, HDMI cable, ethernet, etc … so that … More The Basement, Part 2
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
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, ✓
Hi there. Guess what? It’s been 1 year since we bought this house. Yep, I know. One. Whole. Year. (+ 1 day because I waited until this morning to finish this post. 😊 ) I decided to hold off on the 1-year comparison post until after the holidays. I know, I know. It’s not exactly … More More happy little details.
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.
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.
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.